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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, February 12, 2003--



SUMMARY
1. People
A. New Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Librarian
2. Databases
A. Maine Folklife Center Records
3. Collections
A. CQ Researcher
B. Early Canadiana

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1. PEOPLE
A. NEW SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
The Reference Department is pleased to announce that Dena Marger has joined
the department as a Humanities and Social Sciences Reference Librarian,
beginning January 15th. Ms. Marger has a B.A. from the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.L.S. from the Pratt Institute. She will be
working in the areas of Education, Psychology, and Human Development. Ms.
Marger can be reached at 581-3612 or by email at Dena.Marger@umit.maine.edu.


2. DATABASES
A. MAINE FOLKLIFE CENTER RECORDS ADDED TO URSUS
We are pleased to announce that bibliographic records for more than 2000
holdings at the Maine Folklife Center have been added to the URSUS and Maine
Info Net databases. The records have greatly expanded descriptive
information in the notes fields and contain links to full text collection
descriptions which enumerate associated accessions, or links to additional
detailed outlines of specific accessions. A keyword search in URSUS on
"fish" or "lumber" or "lobstering", limited to mat type "mfc" will
retrieve some examples of linked records with these topics; or, search on
the author David Taylor.

This work was made possible with a grant from the Maine State Library for
retrospective conversion of collections to enhance resource access through
the Maine Info Net database.


COLLECTIONS
A. CQ RESEARCHER
CQ Researcher is now available via the Internet, through a link in the URSUS
record. CQ Researcher provides weekly balanced reports on a wide range of
social, health, and science issues and "hot topics," with pro and con
arguments, articles and charts, bibliography, and contacts. The web version
covers 1991 to present; earlier issues are in our reference collection.
Recent topics include Corporate Crime, Bush and the Environment, Nursing
Shortage, and Sexual Abuse and the Clergy.

B. EARLY CANADIANA
This fall Fogler Library has added 8,359 microfiches, representing 2,800 new
titles, to its collections of Early Canadiana, a microfiche series published
by the Canadian Institute for Historical Reproductions (CIHM). A major
portion of these titles came as a gift from the Canadian Consulate and
filled in gaps to Fogler Library’s holdings of the Pre-1900 portion of Early
Canadiana. The library now owns all available titles in the Pre-1900
collections. In addition, the library purchased the second of 11 units of
Canadian Monographs, 1900-1920, the newest set in the CIHM Early Canadiana
series. The library will continue acquiring this collection on a
one-unit-per-year basis and should own all of it by the end of the decade.

More good news for Early Canadiana users… In the last few weeks the library
staff loaded bibliographic records of over 10,000 titles of Pre-1900
Monographs into the URSUS database. Until recently, the only way these
titles could have been cataloged was on a case-by-case basis, a huge and
daunting task. Thanks to changes in Canadian cataloging codes and to the
hard work of librarians Sharon Fitzgerald and Laura Gallucci, the whole
process was completed in less than a month, and every Pre-1900 Monograph
title is now fully searchable in URSU


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