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Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, September 17, 2003--



SUMMARY
1. Services
A. Fogler Library Workshop Series - Fall 2003
2. Databases
A. Philosopher's Index on Trial
3. People
A. Wei Dai, New Cataloger/Metada Librarian
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1. SERVICES
A. FOGLER LIBRARY WORKSHOP SERIES - FALL 2003
The schedule for the fall workshop series is now available at:
http://www.library.umaine.edu/newmedia/ All workshops are held in the
Fogler Library Computer Classroom, located on the first floor of the
library. The series is organized by Gretchen Gfeller, Web and Public
Relations Specialist at Fogler Library. To register or for more
information, call 581-1696 or email: gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu.

2. DATABASES
A. The Library has arranged for a free trial of Philosopher's Index. This
database provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of
philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics,
social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic
as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history,
education, and language. The trail expires October 20, 2003. To access it,
go to http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/trials.htm and click the link,
then type the username and password given.

3. PEOPLE
A. WEI DAI, NEW CATALOGER/METADATA LIBRARIAN
Fogler Library has a new staff member, Wei Dai, in new position:
Cataloger/Metadata Librarian. In a rapidly changing world of library
services, the need for coupling traditional indexing and organizing skills
with training in applying those skills in a digital environment is
essential. The cataloger/metadata librarian can help bring Fogler Library's
growing collection of remotely available resources to the user in the most
seamless and efficient way possible.

Dai, who is originally from Beijing, China, graduated with his M.L.S from
University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign last December, where he worked as
a graduate assistant in the UIUC libraries for two years. He also worked at
the National Center for Super Computing Applications for two years, in
database/web design and development.
Wei's current projects include leading the Technical Subcommittee for
introducing Cross Search, a multiple search interface for licensed resources
for the UMaine System and ultimately for statewide access.
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