September 2015 Volume 8 Issue 2
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Project Updates
All of Helmke Library's services and resources will be available during the upcoming renovation.  Here is what will be happening behind the noise and dust of construction starting at the end of Fall semester:
Improving your comfort:
  • A new heating and cooling system (no need to bring blankets anymore!)
  • Upgraded restrooms
  • New LED lighting throughout the building, including time-of-day and occupancy sensors and some dimmable lighting to create an optimal working environment
  • New study spaces, including group study rooms, presentation practice rooms, a new teaching lab, and an updated Learning Commons

Improving your connectivity:

  • New power outlets throughout the building, especially in study spaces
  • All new network backbone, including wireless access points
  • New high-tech equipment throughout the building 
  • New information displays to keep you connected to IPFW and Library news
  • A new open stairway connecting the first and second floor
  • New concierge desks on first and second floors to make sure you are connected to the people, services, and information you need
  • Easy access to librarians, Writing Center, Tutoring, Studio M, the Honors Center, and IT help in the Learning Commons

Improving your safety:

  • A new fire alarm and sprinkler system throughout the building, specially designed to protect both you and the library's collections
  • High-quality finishes, from flooring to security systems, designed to enhance your safety and comfort whenever you visit the library

We're developing alternate study locations, a central point for all library services near the library's main entrance, and plenty of communication to keep you informed. Watch for more updates on our dedicated Refresh website, the library's Facebook page, Helmke Highlights, and other campus news venues.


Questions? Contact Cheryl Truesdell at 260-481-6506
You're invited
Helmke Library De-Construction Party
Thursday, December 10, 2015, noon-3:00 pm
Helmke Library First Floor
Open Access Week, October 19-25, 2015
The eighth annual global Open Access Week, running October 19-25, 2015, brings attention to the importance of open access to scholarly information.  SPARC, "an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication," defines open access as "the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment."  Open access encourages the sharing of scholarly information with all, regardless of ability to pay journal subscription costs. 

In addition to holding conferences, webinars, lectures, and other educational events, some organizations have used Open Access Week as an opportunity to announce new open access policies and mandates.  One example of the global dimension of the celebration is the Royal Society of London's 2011 announcement during Open Access Week of their decision to digitize their archives going back to 1665 and make them publically available online.  At IPFW we will be celebrating IPFW's Open Access Policy and the growth of Opus content.  

This year's theme for Open Access Week is "Open for Collaboration."  More information can be found at the official Open Access Week website:
New e-Resources
IPFW Helmke Library has purchased JSTOR Collections XI and XIII. The two collections will add 250 journal titles to our online collection. Arts & Sciences XI and XIII expand JSTOR's coverage in the humanities with journals in the fields of Language and Literature, History, Art, Classical Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and area studies such as Film Studies, American studies, Asian Studies, Jewish studies and African American Studies.
Notable Titles:
The American Scholar
Asia Major
Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts
Journal of Indian Philosophy
Journal of Moravian History
Philosophische Rundschau
Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology
The IPFW community now has unlimited access to popular magazines through Flipster. Our Flipster subscriptions include The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Ebony, Entrepreneur, Health, Money, Fortune, Forbes, and Vegetarian Times. Find Flipster on the library's A-Z list, or navigate to this link anytime. Magazines can be viewed in any desktop or mobile browser, or in the Flipster app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.  If you enjoy Flipster, let us know! We may be able to add additional subscriptions in the future.
Scopus and InCites (JCR and more): Abstracts, Citations, and Journal Metrics 
The Library's Scopus provides access to the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature:  journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. 
As a citation resource, Scopus also features personalizable smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research with metrics on the Journal, Article or Author level.
We are happy to announce the addition of InCites Journal Citation Reports. The Journal Citation Reports module on the InCites platform makes it possible to explore the underlying data that informs JCR metrics from citation networks to self-citations.  This expanded capability lets you conduct analysis and comparisons of citation relationships across journals and categories over time.  You can even localize your analysis to understand publishing practices within IPFW. Journal Citation Reports includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social sciences.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
Also included on the InCites platform is Essential Science Indicators (ESI), a single environment for research and bibliometric assessment to keep you informed of the latest trends with a multifaceted analytics view. ESI users can determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study - as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work.
For more information about using and personalizing Scopus or InCites, contact your liaison librarian. Other metrics are discussed on the Publishing Resources guide
Library People and Accomplishments
Mike Van Huisen has been hired as Digital Initiatives Assistant.  He has been working on mDON projects since last September and is now joining the staff as a benefitted employee. Mike will also continue in his role as part-time reference librarian.

New Faces
Jacob Slone has been hired as an Information Assistant.  His first day will be October 5, 2015.  Jacob is an IPFW graduate who has previously worked at the Garrett Public Library and Science Central.

A big welcome to all our new student employees!
  • Elle works both at the Service Desk and the Learning Commons Desk.  She is a sophomore and is majoring in elementary special education.
  • Phani is an international graduate student studying computer science.  He is working at the Service Desk.
  • Nick works at the Service Desk and helps with scanning.  He is in the nursing program. This is his first semester at IPFW.  
  • Chat is a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering.  She works at the Learning Commons Desk.

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