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September 2013 Volume 6 Issue 2
Open Access Week, October 21-27, 2013
Open Access WeekOpen Access Week is a global event now celebrating its 6th year. This promotion of Open Access (OA) as a new norm in scholarship and research is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn more about the  benefits of Open Access and to share what they've learned with colleagues. Open Access is defined as the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed.  Adoption of OA has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted and has direct and widespread benefits for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. Open Access to information has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.

IPFW Helmke Library will be celebrating Open Access Week by sponsoring workshops and launching a new Opus service!  Free registration for these workshops is requested but not required: e-mail Amy Harrison to register.
Thursday, October 24, 3:00-4:00 pm, Library 440A Open Access Essentials will provide a better understanding of open access, copyright and alternative licensing, and introduce library services that will increase access to your work.
Friday, October 25, 10:00-11:00 am, Library 440A Open Access Initiatives highlights on international, national, and academic initiatives, including those at IPFW, promoting open access.
In addition, the library will highlight its service to assist faculty in highlighting and sharing the opus of their work in IPFW's open access repository, Opus.  Send your CV or other works to the library and we will enter it in Opus as copyright law permits: 
Do you have PowerPoint slides from a presentation you gave?
Do you have a copy of the paper you presented at a conference?
Do you have an abstract you wrote for your conference presentation, proceedings, article?
Do you have a list of keywords that were assigned to your work by you or the presenting or publishing agency which we can use to tag your entries?
Do you have a pre-print (before peer review and editing) of your article?
Do you have a post-print (after peer review and editing, but before publishing in the publisher's format) of your article?
Do you have an image of your artwork?
Do you have audio from your recital, concert or other musical performance?

Any or all of these pieces of information can increase global access to your work. Questions? Contact Cheryl Truesdell, Library Dean.
You're Invited:  October 2013 Muslim Journeys Events: Book Discussion and Film Screenings

A book discussion and two free film screenings are upcoming in October as part of the Muslim Journeys project. Events are free and open to students, faculty and the public.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with  the American Library Association. The project aims to familiarize public audiences with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.  The Walter E. Helmke Library and the Allen County Public Library are local sponsors.
Book discussion: The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm, IPFW Helmke Library, second floor
Please join us to welcome the Sourcebook editor, Dr. Edward Curtis IV (IUPUI) , who will speak  and lead the discussion. Copies of the reading may be obtained from Susan Anderson, the project director, Helmke Library.

Film screenings and discussion:   Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne
and Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30-8:30pm, IPFW Science Building Room 185
Panelists: Dr. Kirsten Ataoguz (IPFW) and Uzma Mirza (AYN Architect LLC and President, The Pen & Inkpot Foundation)
Moderator: Dr. Erik S. Ohlander (IPFW)
Reminder: UC2 and Helmke Library Team Up to Present Astronaut Jerry Ross, Wednesday, October 2
On Wednesday, October 2nd, Colonel Jerry Ross, astronaut, Hoosier native, and Purdue alum, will visit the IPFW campus.  Col. Ross will meet with IPFW's Society of Physics Students at noon in KT 132. At 7:00 p.m. that evening in SB168, Col. Ross will discuss his recent book Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA'S Record-Setting Frequent Flyer and show a video from his most recent Space Shuttle mission which included spacewalks he conducted to help assemble the International Space Station. Spacewalker will be on sale and Col. Ross will be available to sign the book.  
Purdue Faculty: Library Scholars Grant Program Information Session, October 11
Two Purdue University Libraries faculty members, Jean-Pierre Herubel and Larry Mykytiuk, will visit on Friday, October 11 from 1-3pm in Library Room 440A for an informational session and Q&A about the Library Scholars Grant Program.  The Library Scholars Grant Program, administered by the Purdue University Libraries, supports access to unique collections of information found around the country and the world.
Untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty and Purdue associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2011 or later are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000.

The informational session will focus on proposal development, collaboration with a Libraries faculty member to complete a proposal, and the proposal judging criteria.

The announcement for grant proposals goes out on October 1st, proposals will be due on Friday, Nov. 15th at 5 pm. Details are available at the web site

As you update to iOS7, update your app collection with these apps:


Free Books (free): This gorgeous reading app provides instant access to more than 23,000 classic books and primary documents from the public domain. From Shakespeare to Benjamin Franklin, Victorian novels, and the correspondence of historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, you'll find a plethora of interesting material in a subject area that interests you. The free app includes integration with Dropbox and uses the versatile ePUB format.


Wikiweb ($4.99): It may not be the best source for your students to cite, but Wikipedia does offer unprecedented access to information. Wikiweb presents this information in an easy-to-navigate format, adding value with a visualization screen that shows how topics and articles are connected. Use the app to navigate a new topic or discover novel connections between subjects.  

The Eagle: Consumer Protection

FDLPIn the wake of the recent Great Recession, consumer protection has become a hot topic with the public and lawmakers alike. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was formed from the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2011, but this is not the only consumer protection available to US citizens. The Federal Trade Commission also oversees the Bureau of Consumer Protection and offers tips and materials for those looking to educate and protect themselves.

Both of these resources are an excellent place for information on a consumer topic or to report a suspected abuse. The Bureau of Consumer Protection's Consumer Information site offers help on mortgages, health and fitness, jobs and making money, and privacy and identity theft. From the homepage, you can also register for the national Do Not Call registry - a nice service if you are tired of telemarketer phone calls. The CFPB is the newest level of protection for consumers. It supervises banks, credit unions, and other financial companies, offers ways to obtain financial assistance, including paying for college, and aims to ensure consumers understand the laws surrounding consumer rights. Either of these Bureaus is a great place to become educated and report problems, and as always, government information librarian Brandon Bowen is here to help!

Happy searching!
Helmke Highlights Library Staff
It is exciting to be starting our fall semester and to welcome our new student employees to the Library. 
  • Alyssa is a senior majoring in Psychology
  • Cody is a junior majoring in Finance
  • Eric is a senior with a double major in Mathematics and Communications
  • Rebecca is a senior majoring in History/Anthropology
  • Sara is a sophomore majoring in History

Information Services and Instruction Librarian, Tiff Adkins, has been invited to be a member of IPFW's Committee for the Advancement of Scholarly Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE).  IPFW was designated in 2008 as an affiliate institution of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) which includes more than 200 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.  CASTLE members develop activities and projects that support scholarly teaching and research on teaching and learning.



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