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Fogler Library News Service

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


SUMMARY
1. Announcements
    A. Extended Hours for Finals Week
    B. Fogler Winter Workshop Series
    C. Library Closed on 7 January
2. Collections
    A. PIVOT is now available
3. Services
    A. DigitalCommons@UMaine

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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. EXTENDED HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK
Extended hours for Finals week begin Wednesday, December 12th and continue until
Friday, December 21st. Full schedule is available on our Hours page
<http://www.library.umaine.edu/about/hours.htm#finals>.

B. FOGLER WINTER WORKSHOPS
The Fogler Winter Workshop Series schedule is now available. Sessions include desktop
publishing with InDesign, personal investing information resources, and the
bibliographic management tool RefWorks. All the workshops are free. Schedule is
posted at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/newmedia/>. To register or for more
information, contact Gretchen Gfeller on FirstClass.

C. LIBRARY CLOSED ON 7 JANUARY
Fogler Library will be CLOSED on Monday, 7 January for a Staff Development Day.

2. COLLECTIONS
A. PIVOT IS NOW AVAILABLE
PIVOT is an integrated resource combining a database of funding opportunities with
researcher profiles. It can be used to facilitate research endeavors, collaborative
activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral
positions, equipment acquisition, and operating or capital expenses, among others.
Sources of information include federal and regional governments, foundations,
professional societies, associations, and corporations. Scientist and scholar
profiles in COS Pivot include contact information, links, positions held,
publications, patents, funding received, and a first-person narrative describing
current research activities and expertise. University of Maine users may register for
an account, then claim and edit their own research profile. Faculty and staff should
consult the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs when seeking and managing
research grants, contracts, and other extramural funding. PIVOT is available from
<http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>.

3. SERVICES
A. 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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Please send comments or requests for more information on news items to Gretchen Gfeller, 207-581-1696 <gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu> or Nancy Curtis, 207-581-1679  <nancy.curtis@umit.maine.edu>.  Newsletters are also posted and archived at <www.library.umaine.edu/librarynews>. If you would prefer not to receive future issues of this news service by e-mail, please send a message to: <librarynews@library.umaine.edu >


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