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Fogler Library Newsletter #294

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wednesday, February 10, 2016 --

In this issue:

1. Professor Blackstone Leads Digital Commons Downloads

1. Personalized Instruction and Course Guides Available for Faculty

1. Antarctica Footage from the 1930s and 1970s Now Available



1. Professor Blackstone Leads Digital Commons Downloads “Gender Roles and Society,” a 2003 encyclopedia entry authored by Prof. Amy Blackstone, chair of Sociology at UMaine, is the most downloaded, full-text article currently available in DigitalCommons@UMaine. Having experienced nearly 20,300 downloads, Blackstone said, “It is tremendously gratifying to know that my work has reached such a large audience. I'm stunned!”

Although the Digital Commons Readership Distribution map shows the article has been downloaded worldwide and by organizations as diverse as the Department of Defense and the Directorate of E-Government Kenya, by far, the greatest number of downloads occur at educational institutions in the American Mid and Northwest.

“Without Digital Commons, very few people would have ever seen the piece. It's a good reminder that while citations of one's work is a worthy and important measure of impact, the impact of our work can be seen in other ways as well,” Blackstone said.

For help getting started self-archiving your scholarly work in Digital Commons, contact Kimberly Sawtelle ( or your library subject specialist (


1. Personalized Instruction and Course Guides Available for Faculty
Librarians at Fogler Library teach a wide range of research sessions that support educational goals across the disciplines, and they often provide supplementary assistance by creating online course guides. These course guides help link students to articles, databases, and other resources relevant to their research.

Below is a selection of course guides our librarians have created for faculty this semester:

BUA 325: Problem-based Learning Research (
WGS 340: Transnational Feminisms (
KPE 271: The History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sports (


1. Antarctica Footage from the 1930s and 1970s Now Available
Fogler Library has added three films about Antarctica to its YouTube channel ( .

Two of the films are National Science Foundation productions from 1975 and 1978. These include some shots of UMaine faculty members George Denton and Harold W. Borns, Jr., among the many featured researchers.

The third film has silent footage taken by Paramount photographer John L. Herrmann in the 1930s during Richard E. Byrd's second expedition, with narration by Borns.

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