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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wed., October 16, 2002 --


FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE TO FACULTY
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's
library
-- Wed., Oct. 16, 2002 --

SUMMARY
1. News
A. Fogler Library Wireless Network
2. Services
A. Interlibrary Loan Tools -- URSUS, Maine InfoNet, OCLC -- Part Three
B. Information Overload? How to stay current - BIOSIS Previews and
Compendex

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1. NEWS
A. FOGLER LIBRARY WIRELESS NETWORK
The Fogler Library wireless network has been reconfigured and expanded
over the month of September, and is now also part of the UNET wireless
network. This allows users from all over the University of Maine System who
visit Fogler Library to bring their laptops and use the account that they
have set up with UNET for dialup or e-mail to connect to the Internet over
the Library's wireless network. UNET accounts are available to all faculty,
staff, and students of the University of Maine System at UNET in Neville
Hall. The network is accessible throughout the library's public workspaces
as well as the University Club and the Oakes Room Coffee Shop and can also
be accessed from outside the library's walls on the Mall.
A limited number of wireless equipped laptops are available for checkout
at the Fogler Library Media Center. These do not require that the user have
a UNET account, but they must have a valid UMaine ID card.
The network provides wireless Ethernet connections for authenticated
users using the 802.11B standard of 11 mb/s. The Computer Connection sells
cards that use the PC card slot in laptops or USB wireless adapters. Other
vendors such as Best Buy or Circuit City carry the wireless equipment as
well, and prices range from $70 to $120.


2. SERVICES
A. INTERLIBRARY LOAN TOOLS -- URSUS, MAINE INFONET, AND OCLC - Part Three
This is the last part of the series on Fogler Library's participation in
three library networks that assist interlibrary lending for you.
OCLC is a global library cooperative that allows libraries all over the
world to share resources. If a book is unavailable from URSUS or Info Net
libraries, you may place a request with the Interlibrary Loan office and we
will order it for you, using the OCLC network. To order from Interlibrary
Loan, you must fill out a paper or electronic form. Paper forms are found
at the Interlibrary Loan office in Fogler Library, and Online forms are at
http://www.library.umaine.edu/ill/bookform.htm. Interlibrary Loan books
take an average of two weeks to arrive at Fogler Library. You will receive
notice to pick up your URSUS, Info Net, or Interlibrary Loan books at the
Reserve Circulation desk.
For more information about Interlibrary Loan services at UMaine, come see
us on the first floor of Fogler Library, call 581-1671, or see our web page
http://www.library.umaine.edu/ill/.

B. INFORMATION OVERLOAD? HOW TO STAY CURRENT -- BIOSIS Previews and
Compendex
More on the automated current awareness services available to you. The
citations retrieved by your search strategy will be e-mailed to you at
regular intervals.
The BIOSIS Previews database is the most comprehensive resource for the
life sciences, covering 5,500 serial publications and other research
literature. Through an interface from OVID, Inc called AutoAlert (SDI), a
saved search can be run automatically and regularly without any further
intervention on your part. The AutoAlert profile retrieves newly-added
documents on your topic and e-mail them to you weekly via email. To
establish an AutoAlert for your research interests choose BIOSIS Previews
from the Fogler Library homepage, Indexes and Databases listing. Then choose
BIOSIS Previews from the page which lists our statewide science and business
databases.
Compendex is the most comprehensive database for engineering, applied
physics and computer science research. It indexes over 2,600 journals.
Their new interface, Engineering Village 2, makes available a Personal
Profile capability, allowing a researcher to have a personal login to the
database and to maintain 3 saved keyword (subject) searches. The database is
updated every 2 weeks with new research articles. This is the most efficient
way to learn about new research that may be relevant to your interests.
Call or e-mail your department's library liaison for more information and
for detailed instructions. Fogler Library subject specialist page:
http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm

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Distributed by the Fogler Library, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
Please send comments or requests for more information on news items to
Gretchen Gfeller 207-581-1696 gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu or Frank
Wihbey, 207-581-1681 frankw@umit.maine.edu. Newsletters are also posted and
archived at www.library.umaine.edu/librarynews. If you would prefer not to
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to: library.news@library.umaine.edu.




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