As part of the transition of the IPFW (Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne) campus from the shared governance of IU and Purdue to solely Purdue, the IPFW Helmke Library will be migrating their holdings out of the shared Indiana University integrated library catalog system and into an independent online library catalog. The first stage of this migration relates to online request delivery within IUCAT and will take effect following the regular IUCAT maintenance window, at approximately 10am on Sunday, December 17.
Effective Sunday December 17:
- IPFW materials will not be available for Request Delivery through IUCAT.
- IPFW patrons will no longer be able to make use of Request Delivery services within IUCAT.
- Materials held at IU Bloomington and all other IU campuses (East, IUPUI, IUPU-Columbus, Kokomo, Northwest, South Bend, Southeast) will no longer be available to IPFW patrons via the Request Delivery functionality in IUCAT.
IU Bloomington faculty, staff and students will continue to be able to request items using the IUCAT Request Delivery service from IU East, IUPUI, IUPU-Columbus, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast. More information about Request Delivery is available via the UITS Knowledge Base article, "At IU, how can I get materials from another library through IUCAT?"
This change will not impact due dates for checked-out items, either for IUB patrons, IPFW patrons or for patrons of other IU campuses systemwide. All IPFW materials will be due back to IPFW by March 2 after which IPFW materials will be recalled from system-wide patrons and other system materials will be recalled from IPFW patrons.
If you have any questions or concerns about changes to request delivery for IPFW materials and patrons, please contact Robert McDonald, Associate Dean for Research & Technology Strategies.