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Fogler Library News Service

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday,September 12, 2012 --

SUMMARY
1. Announcements
    A. Fogler Film Series
    B. DigitalCommons@UMaine for Faculty
2. Services
    A. GeoStats Spatial and Numeric Data GIS Service Workstation.

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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. FOGLER FILM SERIES
Fogler Library is sponsoring film screenings, with discussion, of four documentaries recently added to the library's collection. The films will be shown on Wednesday evenings in the Collaborative Media Lab on the first floor of the Library. The first in the series is "Sexy, Inc.” (a film by Sophie Bissonnette) on Wednesday, September 12th at 7 p.m. with a discussion facilitated by Mary Madden, Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center after the film.

B. DIGITALCOMMONS@UMAINE FOR FACULTY
DigitalCommons@UMaine, our new Institutional Repository, offers a free alternative to disseminate research, scholarship, and creative activity as required by many departmental missions and federal granting agencies. It benefits faculty by increasing global exposure to research, scholarship, and creative output. Want to learn more? There will be an introduction to DigitalCommons@UMaine for Faculty on Tuesday, 9 October from 1-3 p.m. in the Library Computer Classroom. This presentation features an overview of DigitalCommons, a brief introduction to the program's essential tools and concepts for uploading material. Faculty members will also have an opportunity to set up personal Selected Works pages. To register, email Kim Sawtelle at <kimberly.sawtelle@umit.maine.edu>.

SERVICES
A. GEOSTATS SPATIAL AND NUMERIC DATA GIS SERVICE WORKSTATION
A versatile work station is available for your research involving spatial and numeric data and geographic information systems (GIS). Located on the first floor of the library, it can be used to create maps color-coded to correspond to spatial distribution of your chosen data. Faculty may request a session for their classes to teach a specific application pertinent to their coursework at: <http://library.umaine.edu/reference/refinstfac.htm>.
Additionally, maps from the library's collections, or that you provide, can be vector-scanned with the CalComp Drawing Board large-format digitizer tablet at the GeoStats work station or raster-scanned on a color scanner in the Circulation Media Lab. Maps may also be digitized by photographic equipment and services available from the library. A large-format Hewlett-Packard Designjet color plotter connected to the GeoStats workstation provides quality output up to forty-two inches wide and of any practical length.
For more information on maps or GIS, contact Greg Curtis at <gregory.curtis@umit.maine.edu> or 581-1681.

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