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Fogler Library News Service

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 3, 2012 --

SUMMARY
1. Announcements
    A. Fogler Film Series Continues
    B. DigitalCommons@UMaine for Faculty
    C. Maine Woods: Observations of Bert Lincoln Call and Henry David Thoreau
2. Collections
    A. Nineteenth Century Collections Online
    B. Pivot Database Trial

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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. FOGLER FILM SERIES CONTINUES
The Fogler Film Series continues with "Inside Job," on October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. This film uses interviews to provide an analysis of the 2008 global financial crisis. "Inside Job" will be shown in the Collaborative Media Lab classroom on the first floor of Fogler.

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, October 9th 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>.

C. MAINE WOODS: OBSERVATIONS OF BERT LINCOLN CALL AND HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The vast and varied beauty of the Maine woods will be the focus when Fogler Library presents, “Maine Woods: Observations of Bert Lincoln Call and Henry David Thoreau” in the Library’s Special Collections department on Thursday, October 18th beginning at 3:00 p.m. Our presenter is Frank Spizuoco from the Dexter Historical Society, who has nurtured and promoted the work of Bert Lincoln Call for over forty years. This event will also include a look inside the Bert Call Collection that is part of UMaine’s new institutional repository, DigitalCommons@UMaine. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller at 581-1696 or email: <gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu>.

2. COLLECTIONS
A. NINETEENTH CENTURY COLLECTIONS ONLINE
Fogler Library now provides access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online, a digital publishing program from Gale focusing on primary source collections. It includes a variety of content types--monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more. Archives in the program include British Politics and Society; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection, which includes more than 9,500 English, French, and German titles of fiction (including gothic novels), short prose, dramatic works, and poetry. Access the database at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>.

B. PIVOT DATABASE TRIAL
Fogler Library is providing a trial to the Pivot database, formerly known as Community of Science, through October 31, 2012, at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/trials.htm>.

"Pivot gives research administrators, research development professionals, and their institutions the edge to bring together the right research opportunities, funding, and people quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students." Users may create an individual log in account in order to track, share, or export data. Faculty and staff at the University of Maine may wish to view and "claim" their own profile within Pivot, in order to edit it.
Please send feedback to Jim Bird at<jim.bird@umit.maine.edu>.

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