|Maine Forester | Message from the Dean | Bright Papers | Hannibal Hamlin and UM | Cassidy Papers | Staff News | Events | Archives | Current Issue|
|VOLUME 18 NUMBER 1, SPRING 2010|
The spring semester is always full of promise and this year is no different.
We are making plans for the future and are including the faculty and students in
our conversations. We hope to continue to provide the resources and services
needed by our users and to move the library forward in all areas. To work
towards those goals, we look both to technology and partnerships. As we create
our local digital collections and work with other libraries, we do so with our
mission to support the university community in mind.
We are continuing to scan materials from our collections, including Maine histories, and future scanning projects may include Canadian histories and government publications as well as other materials from collections in the state. Our partnership with the Maine State Library is ongoing with the addition of more Maine Town Reports to that collection. Our goal is to create online collections that will be useful for the public and the university community as well as ensuring the preservation of the original material. We are also working on ways to more effectively use the resources we have and as one aspect of that work we are partnering with seven libraries in the state on a grant that will create a way to coordinate responsibilities among the libraries for maintaining our print collections and incorporating our electronic collections. This collaborative collection management strategy will allow the libraries to control their collections and services in a more sustainable manner. We are excited about this potential since it is a way for us to strengthen our resources.
I do expect a fulfilling and exciting semester for both the library staff and the university community and although each year brings challenges, we hope to take advantage of all opportunities that come our way to make the library a center for the university community. We would love to have you visit us, please let us know if you are planning to visit and I would be delighted to give you a tour of the library so you can meet the staff and see the changes we have made. I hope you are pleased with what we are doing and you will continue to support us into the future. Thank you for your support.
Home | Olive Tree | Spring 2010 Issue
Copyright 2000-2010, Raymond H. Fogler Library, The University of Maine,
Orono, ME 04469-5729
Fogler Library Home | Resources | Services | Search | Help | Site Map | Campus