January 2015 Volume 7 Issue 6

The foundation work has been completed and new landscaping, walking and bicycle paths, and patio spaces installed. Now the interior renovations are set to begin.

Over the year of renovation, the 42-year old Library building will be gutted and updated with new heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power, lighting, network, fire suppression, and new architectural enhancements on the first and second floors.

Interim spaces are being identified on campus as we will offer all essential library services (and some new ones) with repurposed spaces for student group and individual study, too.

The timeline for library renovation is:

Design Development
12/23/2014 - 3/6/2015
Construction Plans
3/9/2015 - 5/28/2015
Construction Begins
8/3/2015 - 10/23/2015
Substantial completion

Indiana Governor Cuts Funding for Statewide Databases


The library community has received word that the Governor's budget proposal zeros out funding for the INSPIRE project. INSPIRE is managed by the Indiana State Library and provides databases, such as Academic Search Premier, free for all of the libraries and residents of the state. INSPIRE was established in 1998 and virtually puts a research library on all Hoosiers' desktops. The loss of INSPIRE would have a devastating impact on all Indiana libraries, students and citizens. Libraries and library users are being asked to contact members of the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee to ask that in their version of the budget they reinsert dollars for INSPIRE. 


IPFW Helmke Library Invited to Join COAPI

The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) brings together representatives from North American universities with established faculty COAPI offers a collection of best and evolving practices to act as a roadmap for inspiring, promoting and implementing open access policies. Visit the COAPI website or contact Cheryl Truesdell for more information.

Looking to Publish Your Article? Beware of Predatory Journals and Publishers


The internet has made the production and dissemination of information simple. Worth noting is the emergence of dubious journals and publishers who claim to offer scholarly publications and metrics such as journal impact factor.

Librarian and researcher Jeffrey Beall has created a list of what he calls potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers and journals. This is not an exhaustive list. If you receive emails for manuscript solicitation that look suspicious, investigate the journal further. Beall has posted criteria that he uses to determine predatory open-access publishers that may help in evaluating solicitations. 

With some disciplines requiring faculty to publish in journals that have impact factor, bogus scholarly metric publishers are emerging as well. Here is Beall's list of publishers providing misleading metrics

Still can't determine if the journal you are considering submitting to is authentic or bogus? Contact a Librarian for help evaluating the journal. You may also look up credible open-access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals.  


Overnight at the Library, December 2014 Study and Finals Week

To help students prepare for finals, the library opened at 8:00am Monday, December 8 and did not close until 6:00pm Friday, December 19.  During these twelve days, there were 26,906 visits to the library. The busiest overnight was Tuesday, December 16; the least used hours were 6:00am to 9:00am Sunday. 


Thanks to IPSGA and the Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs for funding the staff hours that made this service possible.


Update: Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium
Friday, March 27, 2015
Registration closes February 2; Preparation workshops scheduled

Your support of your students' research and of the Symposium as faculty mentors, panelists, judges and attendees make the symposium the beacon for highlighting student research here at IPFW.

Remind your graduate and undergraduate students that the deadline for a proposal for the Symposium is Monday, February 2. The Online Proposal Form and the Copyright Release for Opus are at www.ipfw.edu/offices/resp/students/2015-symposium.html.

Encourage your student presenters to attend a helpful panel discussion on translating a research or creative endeavor project into an attractive, succinct and effective poster. No RSVP needed; free pizza!

Tuesday, Feb 17 @ 3 pm, Honors Center
Prof. Jeffrey Malanson
Prof. Punya Nachappa

Wednesday, Feb 18 @ 2 pm, Honors Center
Prof. Deborah Poling
Prof. Ryan Yoder

The last of the preparation workshop series will be scheduled in March to cover the nuts and bolts, the software, graphics, and technical support available to produce the poster. Watch for announcements of time and place.

Questions and comments welcomed; contact Cheryl Truesdell, member, Planning Committee.

Special Needs Grants due March 15, 2015 to your Liaison Librarian

The Library Special Needs Grants support the need for library materials for undergraduate and graduate education such as new courses or programs, to address collection deficiencies and to maintain existing collection strengths. One caveat is that materials are a one-time purchase only; no subscriptions or recurring costs can be funded with a Special Needs Grant.
  • The amount per request is $3,000 maximum.
  • All grant requests must be submitted to your liaison librarian for initial consultation and approval. Grants are then evaluated internally and forwarded to the Senate Library Subcommittee for a decision. 
  • Deadline: March 15, 2015 for Helmke Library Special Needs Grant applications
More information on the Special Needs Grants Policy and the application form can be found at library.ipfw.edu/about/policies/special-needs-grants.html.

New Titles Available!

Access to new journal and newspaper titles and expanded years of coverage has recently been acquired through the Indiana Universities Libraries consortia for IPFW faculty and students.

Title list of products now available through IUCAT: 

Financial Times (Global News), 1888-2009 (with annual update)
The LISTENER (News & Op/Ed of BBC), 1929-1991
The Independent (Newspaper - London), 1896-2009
The SUNDAY Times, 1821-2006
British Newspapers III, 1785-1920
British Newspapers IV, 1785-1920
Liberty Magazine, 1924-1950
Associated Press 1: News Features & Internal Comms. (1848-2000)
Associated Press 2: D.C. Bureau Collection (1915-1930, 1952-1996)
Associated Press 3: U.S. Cities Bureaus Collections (1931-2004)
Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 5-8
Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 9-12
CHATHAM HOUSE Online I, 1920-1979
CHATHAM HOUSE Online II, 1979-2008
State Papers Online I, 1509-1603: Tudor Domestic
State Papers Online II, 1509-1603: Tudor Foreign
State Papers Online III, 1603-1714: Stuart Domestic
State Papers Online IV, 1603-1714: Stuart Foreign
State Papers Online, 18th Century I, 1714-1782: Domestic
British Literacy Manuscripts I, 1660-1900
British Literacy Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance
Indigenous Peoples: North America
Smithsonian (Magazine 1970-2010) + Air & Space (1986-2010)
Brazilian and Portuguese History & Culture - Oliveira Lima Library

Those who love the classics of the ancient Greek and Roman world will enjoy the digital Loeb Classical Library. In addition, the library now has access to an expanded Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global which includes UK and Ireland. 

Library People and Accomplishments

Tiff Adkins (2014). Review of the book, The professor's guide to taming technology: Leveraging digital media, web 2.0, and more for learning. New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development. 26 (2), 60-62. http://opus.ipfw.edu/lib_facpubs/38

Tiff Adkins, Susan M. Anderson, and Sue Skekloff (2014). Library Concurrence: Academic Librarians and School Librarians Working Together with Dual Enrollment Students and Faculty. Indiana Libraries. Special Issue of Indiana Libraries: Innovation in Library Outreach and Instruction ed.33 (2), 11-15. Indianapolis: Indiana Library Federation.  http://opus.ipfw.edu/lib_facpubs/42

Susan M. Anderson (2014). Library Collaboration Index: Documenting the Reach in Outreach. Indiana Libraries. Special Issue of Indiana Libraries: Innovation in Library Outreach and Instruction ed.33 (2), 7-10. Indianapolis: Indiana Library Federation. http://opus.ipfw.edu/lib_facpubs/41

Shannon F. Johnson (2014). Fan fiction metadata creation and utilization within fan fiction archives: Three primary models. Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC).17. http://opus.ipfw.edu/lib_facpubs/40

Sara Scritchfield has been hired as Helmke Library's Document Delivery Services Assistant. Sara previously worked at the library's Service Desk as a student assistant for 6 years, and graduated from IPFW in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and criminal justice.

Bonnie Miller, a new student assistant has join the Service Desk staff. Bonnie is a transfer student majoring in Psychology. She plans to graduate from IPFW in May 2016.

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