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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 1, 2009--

SUMMARY
1.   Events
     A.  Creating Accessible PDFs:  Workshop Tuesday May 5, 9-10:30 am
2.  Databases
     A. [Cumulative] Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976
     B. Trial Database: Knovel, Technical and Engineering Books, Full-text
3.  Services
     A. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services
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1.   EVENTS
A.   CREATING ACCESSIBLE PDFs WORKSHOP: TUESDAY, MAY 5, 9-10:30 AM
     This workshop is an introduction to creating accessible PDFs.  Topics include: creating a PDF, adding and changing tags, reading order, alternative text, reflow, and the read out loud tool. Tuesday, 5 May, 9:00 - 10:30 am in the Fogler Library Computer Classroom.   To register, or for more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller. Voice : 207-581-1696 | Email: <gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu>
     Offered in collaboration with the campus Accessible Information Committee.

2.   DATABASES
A.  [CUMULATIVE] MONTHY CATALOG OF U.S GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS 1895-1976
     The Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 is now available via the library's Indexes page at http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp.  It indexes public documents published by the United States federal government from 1895-1976. Most of the material indexed in the Monthly Catalog is available at the Raymond H. Fogler Library in Orono, which has been a United States Government Documents Depository since 1907, and a Regional (complete) Depository since 1963.
    The library has also acquired numerous pre-1907 government documents.  Government documents identified in the Monthly Catalog may be requested at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the library. For assistance please contact Reference at 207-581-1673 or <ref.questions@umit.maine.edu>.

B.  TRIAL DATABASE: KNOVEL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING BOOKS, FULL-TEXT
     From April 1-30 we have a trial to Knovel, a comprehensive database of technical and engineering  books "created by engineers for engineers"  Examples of content include:  ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code; The Merck Index; Sax's Dangerous Properties and many other full-text sources.
    Example of subjects covered by Knovel include:  Biochemistry & Biotechnology;  Chemistry & Chemical Engineering;  Civil Engineering & Construction Materials;  Earth Sciences;  Electrical & Power Engineering;  Environmental Engineering;  Food Science; Mechanical Engineering;  Metals & Metallurgy;  Pharmaceuticals;  Safety & Industrial Hygiene; and Sustainable Energy and Development .    For a full list of the subjects covered go to <ref.questions@umit.maine.edu> .  Please give feedback to Martin Wallace, Science and Engineering Center, 207-581-1678 <martin.wallace@umit.maine.edu> .
   To access the database go to <http://www.knovel.com.prxy4.ursus.maine.edu/web/portal/browse> .

3.   SERVICES
A.  INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICES
           -   Interlibrary Loan a Services
      Interlibrary Loan Services at Fogler Library will borrow items not available in our collection for UMaine faculty, staff, and students. (Most items available in URSUS or MaineCat can be requested directly by UMaine patrons and do not require the services of Interlibrary Loan staff.)  We use the ILLiad system to manage and track requests and, when possible, to deliver articles electronically.  If you are new to ILLiad, you can view the terms of use and create an account at <http://illiad.library.umaine.edu/illiad/meu/FirstTime.html>.
          -    Document Delivery and Scanning Services
   Articles available in Fogler Library's print periodical collection can be scanned and delivered electronically for a nominal fee.  Requests can be sent to <article.requests@umit.maine.edu> or entered into an ILLiad account as an Article Request (please include the phrase Document Delivery in the note field).  We also offer scanning services of documents, slides and photos. 
    For more information about Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services, please visit the Interlibrary Loan web page at <www.library.umaine.edu/ill/> or contact Susan Buzzell by email <susan.buzzell@umit.maine.edu> or telephone at 207-581-1674.

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