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Fogler Library News Service

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

SUMMARY
1. Services
            A. Dictionary Person
2. Collections
            A. ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library
            B. Libya Past and Present in Government Publications
           
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1. SERVICES
            A. DICTIONARY PERSON
Do you know what "abecedarian" means? What about "kyoodle?" The active and evolving English language is the focus of Dictionary Person, a daily blog calling attention to interesting words. For March 2011, our purpose is to feature Fogler resources, both print and electronic, that help illuminate the English (American) language. Word choices are eclectic, and possibly eccentric. You will find Dictionary Person at <http://dictionaryperson.wordpress.com/>.
 
2. COLLECTIONS
            A. ASTM STANDARDS AND ENGINEERING DIGITAL LIBRARY
Fogler Library is pleased to announce the availability of the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library. Access the database from <www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>. The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a large collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. It includes more than 12,000 ASTM Standards, six journals, and more than 29,000 symposia and technical papers, handbooks, manuals, and monographs. For assistance please contact Martin Wallace <martin.wallace@umit.maine.edu> or 581-1678 or stop by the Science & Engineering Center in the library.
 
            B. LIBYA PAST AND PRESENT IN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
A selection of government publications documenting Libya through the ages from before the 1951 United Nations resolution on Libyan statehood to the present is now on display at the mall entrance to Fogler Library next to the Oakes Room. All of the materials are available for checkout, as are all Government Publications. Check URSUS for titles and availability.
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