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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 13, 2005--

   

SUMMARY      
1.  Collections
      A.   Serials Collection Review 2005
      B.   New Titles Accessible in JSTOR
2.   Workshops
      A.   Last Call!  GIS Immersion Workshop Saturday April 16 
3 .   Databases
      A.  Marquis Who's Who Adds American History Biographies

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1.   COLLECTIONS
A.  SERIALS COLLECTION REVIEW 2005
Fogler Library has posted information about the
annual review of the serials collection at
http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/Serials05.htm. Included is information
about the anticipated serials budget for next year, a "watch list" of
possible changes in subscriptions, a list of requests to date, and where to send feedback. Please contact Deb Rollins with any questions (deborah.rollins@umit.maine.edu or 581-1659).

B.  NEW TITLES ACCESSIBLE IN JSTOR
Several new titles have been added to our subscription to the JSTOR archive and are accessible immediately:  Critical Inquiry; Cultural Critique; Hesperia. Supplement; Journal of Cuneiform Studies; The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association; Modern Language Studies; Oxford Art Journal; Pacific Coast Philology; Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature; South Atlantic Review; Theatre Journal; and Woman's Art Journal. 

Also three titles have been updated with previously missing issues no longer missing:  American Speech; The Drama Review/TDR; and Film Quarterly.

2 .   WORKSHOPS
A.   LAST CALL!  GIS IMMERSION WORKSHOP SATURDAY APRIL 16
The Geographic Information system (GIS) Immersion Workshop will be held Saturday, April 16, 2005, 8:30 am. - 5:00 pm in the Electronic Classroom, first floor of Fogler Library.  Cost is $25 per person.  The instructor is Frank Wihbey, Head of the Government Documents and Microforms Department, who is the Library's spatial and numeric data librarian.  Designed for those who could not take the individual weekday workshops one at a time, it is a one-day intensive introduction to computer mapping, covering basic terminology, characteristics of formats, selected hardware and software, with lots of hands-on classroom experience, .

It introduces one of the most commonly used GIS software packages, ArcView 3.3, and basic applications and techniques in ArcView.  Participants learn how to construct and print customized maps from ArcView and the widely available DeLorme Topo USA 5.0 program.  The workshop includes strategies on how to find ready-made numeric and spatial databases, how to convert maps from paper or microfiche to digital form and how to convert any data format into any other, using Import71, and ArcToolbox 9.x.  Finally, we show how to overlay your GPS data onto a topographic map layer, and how to find digital Maine map and numeric data resources. Attendees will be provided with a 68-page workbook and a CD-ROM of data files.  E-mail gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu or call 581-1696 now to register.

3.   DATABASES
A.  MARQUIS WHO'S WHO ADDS AMERICAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHIES
Starting in May our subscription to Marquis Who's Who on the Web will include a new segment called "Who's Who in American History", derived from a digitization of their archive of Who Was Who in America volumes, which include approximately 110,000 biographies of noteworthy American women and men from colonial times to the present.   Coverage includes inventors, explorers, colonists, abolitionists, important government and military figures, educators, and authors as well as remarkable and noteworthy people in religion, business, and other fields who helped shape American history. The Marquis Who's Who database may be accessed at www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp.

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