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Fogler Library News Service

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 31, 2012 --

SUMMARY

1. Announcements
    A. Fogler Film Series Continues
    B. Electronic Theses and Dissertations on DigitalCommons@UMaine
2. Collections
    A. Early Canadiana Online
3. Services
    A. Research Consultation Area
    B. GPS Units Available for Checkout
    C. DigitalCommons@UMaine
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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. FOGLER FILM SERIES CONTINUES
The Fogler Film Series continues on November 14th at 7:00 p.m. with "Flag Wars," a 2003 American documentary film about the conflict between two communities during the gentrification of a Columbus, Ohio neighborhood. The film will be shown in the Collaborative Media Lab classroom on the first floor of the library. The discussion leader for "Flag Wars," the final film in this year's film series, will be Judith Josiah-Martin, Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and The Multicultural Center.

B. ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ON DIGITALCOMMMONS@UMAINE
Beginning with theses published after January 2012, University of Maine Electronic Theses and Dissertations will be accessed solely through DigitalCommons@UMaine, our Institutional Repository. Direct access is at <http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/etd/>.

2. COLLECTIONS
A. EARLY CANADIANA ONLINE
We have a trial to Early Canadiana Online at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/trials.htm>.
The Early Canadiana Online (ECO) collection of rare books, magazines and government publications has over 80,000 titles (3,500,000 pages) and is growing. The collection includes material published from the time of the first European settlers to the first four decades of the 20th Century. ECO has books written in 21 languages including French, English, Latin, Greek, 10 First Nations languages and several European languages. The full text of ECO contents may be searched by keyword.

ECO is the digitized version of the CIHM microfiche collections owned by Fogler Library: Pre-1900 Monographs, Pre-1900 Periodicals, Pre-1900 Annuals, and Canadian Monographs 1900 to 1920. The Pre-1900 collections consist of titles published in or about Canada before 1900.

3. SERVICES
A. RESEARCH CONSULTATION AREA
The Research Consultation Area, located on the 1st floor in the Information Commons, is used by Fogler librarians, the Tutor Program, and the Writing Center for individual or small group assistance. Fogler librarians use the facility during the day, and you can contact us at 581-1673 (humanities or social sciences) or 581-1691 (sciences and engineering) or through our Ask-a-Librarian site <http://maine.cb.docutek.com/um/vrl_entry.asp> to set up an appointment with a subject librarian. The Tutor Program <http://www.umaine.edu/tutorprogram/> offers drop-in sessions with peer tutors Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm; courses offered are listed on the window outside the area. The Writing Center <http://www.umaine.edu/wcenter/> also offers drop-in sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

B. GPS UNITS AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT
The GIS and Maps Office in Fogler is happy to announce that four hand held GPS units are now available for checkout at circulation. These units will teach the user the basics of tracking routes, creating waypoints, creating routes which then may be followed, and a range of other functions. Units can be used in the field for learning about GPS, planning a trip, basic geocaching, and other outdoor activities. Units may be checked out for one week. For more information on the units please contact the GIS and Maps Office at 581-1681.

C. DIGITALCOMMONS@UMAINE
DigitalCommons@UMaine, UMaine’s new Institutional Repository, offers a free alternative to disseminate research, scholarship, and creative activity as required by many departmental missions and federal granting agencies. We invite you to visit this important service for the UMaine community at <http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/>. For more information about training opportunities, contact Kim Sawtelle at <kimberly.sawtelle@umit.maine.edu> or your library subject specialist <http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm>.



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