You are invited to a digital humanities and scholarship event at Helmke Library on October 5

The day will include brief presentations, panel discussions, and workshops covering topics including: metadata, social networking, data visualization, digital collections, digital project management, animation, incorporating digital projects in classes and challenges of assessing digital scholarship. A presentation of note is on the Saint Giorgio’s Castle project. Associate Professor Andres Montenegro and Professor Audrey Ushenko are recreating Saint Giorgio’s Castle frescos in the lower level of Helmke and adding “trigger spots” that interact with mixed reality devices to show augmentation.

The event is FREE and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is online at: http://midwest2018.thatcamp.org/register/

Questions? Contact Erika Mann at manne@pfw.edu.

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Join Us for an Open House

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Monday, August 13: 8:00a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:00a.m., 11:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m.

Tuesday, August 14: 8:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m.

Wednesday, August 15: 8:00a.m, noon

Thursday, August 16: 8:00a.m, noon, 2:00p.m.

Friday, August 17: 8:00a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:00a.m., 11:00a.m., noon

 

Monday, August 20: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

Tuesday, August 21: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

Wednesday, August 22: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

Thursday, August 23: 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., noon, 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m.

 

For more information, visit our website at library.pfw.edu.

New and Trial Resources for June 2018

The library has added subscriptions to several new databases! We invite you to use and share these resources in your classes and with other members of the Purdue Fort Wayne community.

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Jove: Behavior and Jove: Psychology

These databases collect peer-reviewed videos that provide high-quality video demonstrations to help individuals teach and learn key concepts in psychology and behavioral sciences.

 

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IBISWorld

This business database provides in-depth, up-to-date information about industries in the United States. Each report includes key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, and more. Risk reports assess the future operating conditions for each industry.

 

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Psychotherapy.net

This site includes a variety of training videos for mental health professionals, including clinical demonstrations, live sessions, nonverbal observation, and in-depth commentaries.

 

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Library Catalog Transition

Helmke Library is moving closer to the launch of our new library catalog and search system! Here are a few things to know:

  • IUCAT and Express Search will be available until the end of Summer I (June 23). Our new, enhanced Library Search will be the best way to access our collections starting in Summer II.
  • During the transition of our systems, access to individual library account information will not be available online. Beginning Thursday, May 24, please call the Helmke Library Service Desk at 260-481-6505 or email ref@pfw.edu with any questions about your loans, due dates, or fines.

As always, your Helmke Library librarians and staff are ready to help you access information and resources throughout the summer! Contact us online, be in touch with your librarian, or visit us in person Monday-Thursday from 8 AM until 7 PM or Fridays from 8 AM until 5 PM.

Extended Hours and More!

The library will be open extended hours during study week and finals week!  We are grateful for IPSGA for their support. Here’s the schedule:

  • Open 8 AM until 2 AM from Monday, April 23 through Saturday April 28
  • Open 24 hours from 8 AM Sunday, April 29 through 6 PM Friday, May 4
  • Open 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 5
  • Closed Sunday, May 6

We’re pleased to offer coffee and snacks during finals week, as well! Join us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5-8PM in the Learning Commons.

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What is Digital Humanities?

What happens when you apply computational methods and analysis to research questions in literature, history, philosophy, and other humanities fields?

Join Helmke Library next Tuesday as we kick off an exploration into Digital Humanities with a presentation by Dr. Troy Bassett, Associate Professor of English.

Bassett will survey a sample of projects, showing the wide range of subjects, formats, and purposes that digital humanities encompasses, and the ways in which these methods can enhance projects, research and teaching.

What: An Introduction to Digital Humanities

Where: Helmke Library media wall (2nd floor)

When: Tuesday, April 24 from Noon – 1 PM

This presentation will be the first in a series of events, continuing in Fall 2018, centered on digital humanities.  Questions? Contact Erika Mann at manne@pfw.edu.

Spring Highlights

Reminder: Helmke Library will be closed Sunday, April 1.

It’s been a busy spring semester at Helmke Library! Here are a couple highlights we’re particularly proud of!


The 21st Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium was a fantastic success!

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This year more than 100 students shared their research at the symposium, and six teams won cash prizes for their stellar projects and presentations. Congratulations to all of our participants! Find more images from the Symposium on Facebook.


The library is celebrating Women’s History with a display of works by and about some of our favorite influential women. Stop by the library’s first floor to check out the display or to borrow any featured books!

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Keep up with Helmke Library every day on Facebook!

It’s Official: We’ll be Purdue Fort Wayne soon!

The Higher Learning Commission recently approved IPFW’s realignment!  In just a few short months, our transition to Purdue Fort Wayne will be complete.

What does that mean for the library?

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It means IPFW students and faculty have returned nearly 3,000 out of the 4,000 books we’ve borrowed from other IU libraries!

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It means other IU campuses have (so far) returned 6,000 out of the 10,000 books they borrowed from us!

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It means we’ve purchased hundreds and hundreds of new books to ensure our students and faculty have resources they need!

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And it means we’ve spent thousands of staff and faculty hours analyzing contracts, negotiating with partners, and ensuring PFW access to information resources across more than 450 databases!

Learn more about the Purdue Fort Wayne HLC approval here.

 

Spring Break Hours and More

Helmke Library will be open during spring break, but with reduced hours as follows:

  • Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4: Closed
  • Monday – Friday, March 5-9: Open 8AM – 5PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11: Closed

We hope you enjoy your break!

Looking for things to read? Book orders for the rest of the semester are due BEFORE break, but consider picking up The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie, the first title in our new book club!