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Fogler Library News Service

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 --

SUMMARY
1. Announcements
            A. Springer MyCopy Books
2. Services
            A. Special Collections
            B. Online Forms
           
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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
            A. SPRINGER MYCOPY BOOKS
Faculty, staff, and students who wish to purchase a print copy of selected Springer e-books may now do so at a reduced rate via the Springer MyCopy program. This program is available to UMaine because Fogler Library has purchased Springer e-book collections. Soft-cover black and white copies are shipped to you for $24.95 per book, including shipping. Registration and a credit card payment are required. Nearly 16,000 titles are available (note: some e-books are not available via MyCopy due to length or numerous photographic images). Browse e-books in SpringerLink from <http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>.
 
2. SERVICES
            A. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
The Special Collections Department, established in 1970, is the place to find all things Maine-related at Fogler Library. Books, pamphlets, maps, state documents, town reports, newspapers and periodicals provide extensive coverage of Maine’s communities, counties, people and institutions. Works by Maine authors and books about Maine artists trace the creative history of the state. A wide variety of historically significant primary source material such as personal papers and records of businesses, fraternal and civic organizations and other institutions provide ample opportunities for original research. The William S. Cohen Papers, donated by Secretary Cohen to the University, offer an in-depth look into a life of political participation and civic involvement. Special Collections is also the place to find theses and dissertations awarded by the University as well as publications of University faculty and academic departments and a wonderful collection of historic photographs of campus buildings and activities. Materials of all types are added regularly--there's always something new and interesting to see. For more information about Special Collections, visit the department web site at: <http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/ > or contact Brenda Howitson Steeves at 581-1798 or email <brenda.steeves@umit.maine.edu>.
 
            B. ONLINE FORMS
The Library provides a number of online forms which faculty, staff, and students may find useful:
 
Renew books and view your record: < http://ursus.maine.edu/patroninfo>
Ask A Librarian: <http://maine.cb.docutek.com/um/vrl_entry.asp>
Interlibrary Loan requests: < http://illiad.library.umaine.edu/illiad/meu/logon.html>
Reserve Submissions: <http://www.library.umaine.edu/reserves/form.htm>
Book/media recommendation: <http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/recbook.htm>
Electronic Resource Recommendation: <http://libraries.maine.edu/margateway/acquire/>
Journal recommendation: < http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/recjournal.htm>
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Please send comments or requests for more information on news items to Gretchen Gfeller, 207-581-1696 <gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu> or Nancy Curtis, 207-581-1679  <nancy.curtis@umit.maine.edu>.  Newsletters are also posted and archived at <www.library.umaine.edu/librarynews>. If you would prefer not to receive future issues of this news service by e-mail, please send a message to: <librarynews@library.umaine.edu >


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