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October 2014 Volume 7 Issue 3
IPFW's Draft Open Access Policy: Join the Discussion


Monday, November 24, 2014   10:00 am-11:30 am   Kettler G046


The Senate Library Subcommittee is sponsoring a faculty forum on IPFW's draft Open Access Policy. The director of Purdue's Copyright Office, the Scholarly Communication Librarian from IUPUI, and IPFW faculty will be available to answer questions about the draft Open Access policy. 

The 2002 Budapest Open Access Initiative defined the purpose and goals of Open Access:

...Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.
In Indiana, the Purdue University Faculty Council unanimously passed a resolution in 2012 recommending that Purdue University adopt an Open Access Policy. That policy has been drafted and is being implemented.  IUPUI's Faculty Senate unanimously passed its Open Access Policy in October 2014.
IPFW Senate's University Resources Policy Committee is in support of the Senate Library Subcommittee's effort to draft an Open Access Policy for discussion and vote by the IPFW Faculty Senate.
The draft policy and FAQ is posted online at: http://guides.library.ipfw.edu/open-access-policy.  IPFW's draft Open Access Policy is based on a model open access policy developed by Harvard University and adopted by faculties at Harvard, MIT, Duke, the University of California and many others. 
Ghosts, Goblins, and Garrets: The Legend of Sleepy Helmke

Monday, October 29, 2014  4:00 pm-9:00 pm


Helmke Library and Sigma Tau Delta offer a fun night of games, poetry readings, and costume contest. Come dressed like your favorite literary character or author to compete! All are invited to test their skills in games like Catan, Munchkin, Trivial Pursuit, or bring your own games! This spooktacular good time starts October 29 at 4:00 pm in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Helmke Library. Popcorn and cotton candy will be provided. So join us...if you dare!

Ladder UPP Writing Group
by Denise Buhr

The Office of Military Student Services has organized a free creative writing program for people dealing with post-traumatic stress.  Since the beginning of fall semester, a small group of faculty, students, staff, and community members have met weekly to participate in a variety of writing exercises based on The Ladder UPP, a workbook designed to help people build a future by working through their past.  As one of the facilitators, I've been inspired by the touching, thought-provoking, and sometimes tough poems, essays, and stories that have been shared.  The workshop was originally scheduled to meet for six weeks, but a visit on October 2nd from Silouan Green, the enthusiastic Hoosier author of The Ladder UPP, convinced the group to continue indefinitely. It is not too late to join.  Contact Jo Vaughn in Military Student Services for more information on meetings.   

History of Medicine Exhibit in Learning Commons: a Family's Letters

An exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health will be on display in the Learning Commons, 2nd floor Helmke until mid-November 2014.

The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters provides a window into the lives of a family of physicians living and working in New Market, Virginia during the 19th century. These Shenandoah Valley physicians ministered to their community, tended to their countrymen on the battlefield, and testified in the nation's courts of law. And they wrote letters. The correspondence between Henkel family members documents the daily life of men in medicine, and reveals the challenges of the profession, as well as the rewards and responsibilities. (from NLM Exhibit website) The weather, the yield of the family gardens, murder and forensic evidence and testimony, marriages, births and deaths, the Lutheran Church, lawsuits and the Civil War all appear in the remarkable digitized collection of over 800 letters spanning 1786-1849

Helmke Library and IPFW's 50th Anniversary


Helmke Library Celebrates 50 Years of Faculty Books in Print! 

As part of the campus-wide IPFW 50th celebration, the Library has compiled an exhibit of faculty books from the library's collection. The physical collection of books, in the Learning Commons on the Library's 2nd floor, is just a fraction of the faculty scholarly work documented in Opus. But it's an impressive array to browse and the books can be checked out for further reading.

We welcome comments and compliments (e-mail Dean Truesdell) as well as donations of faculty publications!

Library's "Complete the Picture" Successful Celebration of IPFW's 50th
"Complete the Picture" on October 12th was a University Archives and Helmke Library co-sponsored event.  Over 100 people gathered in the Walb Student Union ballroom to reminisce and help identify the people, events, and dates in 716 photographs from the archives.  It was great fun eavesdropping on stories prompted by the photos told by former faculty and staff and their family members.  A plaque honoring 150 of IPFW's Founding Faculty, which will hang in the library, was also unveiled that day.  Thanks to library staff Susan Anderson, Denise Buhr, Judy Graf, Amy Harrison, Jennifer Leone, Joyce Saltsman, and Sue Skekloff for their participation.  Your help in completing the picture is appreciated; view the photographs at http://mdon.library.ipfw.edu and click on the Complete the Picture collection at the top of the Collection list.

Digital Initiative News
2013-2014 Faculty and Staff Accomplishments Report Released
The 2013-2014 IPFW Faculty and Staff Accomplishments report is now available on the RESP website and on Opus. The report is generated from Opus entries and includes over 700 citations to articles, books, book chapters, proceedings, presentations, musical and theatrical performance, art exhibits, films, and websites produced by faculty and administrative staff in 2013-14.
Faculty and staff can add their scholarly and creative accomplishments to Opus at any time or library staff will update Opus for you; just send your information or a link to your information to: truesdel@ipfw.edu.  Questions? Contact Cheryl Truesdell, Library Dean at truesdel@ipfw.edu or telephone 260-481-6506.  
Websites for Scholars
Dutch Treat: National Gallery of Art Online Catalogue

The Scholarly Kitchen gives a rave review to an online catalogue of Dutch paintings of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), Washington, DC.
With support from the Getty Foundation, the NGA released its first Online Edition catalogue for the Gallery's collection of Dutch paintings in April 2014. We can look forward to forthcoming catalogues of Italian paintings and American modernism in the next two years.

For viewers from students to scholars, the catalogue includes "...an introduction by the curator, illustrated scholarly entries (each preceded by a short overview), artists' biographies, technical summaries, and a complement of rich media, educational materials, and appendices related to the featured collection."  In The Scholarly Kitchen, Jill O'Neill praises the functionality and strength of the system design and interface of this digital platform as well as the partnership that created this exciting digital humanities scholarship.
Library People and Accomplishments

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Congratulations to Graham Fredrick!
September 25th was Graham Fredrick's first day since his promotion to Document Delivery Services Coordinator.   Graham has been a library employee since he was a student in 1997.  Known for his tie-dye T shirts and unflappability, he has been called "Zen Master" by some and "Trivia Master" by those who have competed against him in Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy!  A Jack-of-all-trades and master of most, Graham fills a unique niche in the library.  He is a favorite with both library users and library staff who always look forward to working with him.



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