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-- Wednesday, October 5, 2005--
A. Author's Lecture: David C. Morey
B. Journalism Matters Panel Discussion
A. JSTOR Collections Update
B. JSTOR Search Engines Update
A. DAVID C. MOREY LECTURE
"The Voyage of Archangell: John Rosier's account of the Waymouth voyage of 1605". Annotated by David C. Morey. A presentation by David C. Morey Thursday, 20 October 2005, 3:00 p.m., Special Collections, Fogler Library.
Four hundred years ago, Captain George Waymouth sailed from England to the coast of Maine in search of a suitable site for an English colony. He and his crew spent twenty-nine days in May and June of 1605 sounding and exploring a very small area of the coast, which included an anchorage at the Georges Islands and the discovery of a "great river." Did they venture up the St. George River? Or was it the Kennebec? The Penobscot? Morey makes a convincing case for the Penobscot River and offers some interesting thoughts on how different history might have been had the English, rather than the French, claimed land this far to the north. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Fogler Library Friends and the University Bookstore
B. JOURNALISM MATTERS PANEL DISCUSSION
Journalism Matters, a panel discussion celebrating the publication of: "Journalism Matters" by Peter Cox, co-founder of Maine Times, will take place Tuesday, 25 October, 2005, 3:00 p.m. in Special Collections, third floor, Fogler Library. Panelists include: Phyllis Austin, Meg Haskell, Mike McCauley, and Kathryn Olmstead. Co-sponsored by the Fogler Library Friends and the University Bookstore. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
A. JSTOR COLLECTIONS UPDATE
Arts & Sciences IV -- This will include a minimum of 100 journal titles when it is completed in 2006. Law, psychology, and public policy and administration are the new areas introduced with this collection. The collection will also include business and education titles.
Arts & Sciences Complement -- A minimum of 150 titles in the more than thirty arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines covered by JSTOR will be included by the end of 2008. Includes important titles omitted from earlier collections as well as cross-disciplinary journals.
Biological Sciences -- This will add backfiles for more than 70 titles new to JSTOR, including many for which current holdings are in Fogler's BioOne online journal package. Coverage in this collection offers greater depth in fields such as biodiversity, conservation, paleontology, and plant science, in addition to introducing new areas such as cell biology and zoology.
B. JSTOR SEARCH ENGINES UPDATE
The Article Locator is a new search form that allows you to find a specific article with an easy, fill-in-the-blank form. To locate a single article, enter as much information as you have from an article reference or citation. The form will search multiple fields of a citation simultaneously, such as author name, article title, journal title, volume/issue information, year, etc. Based on feedback during the preview period, they made several improvements to the form, including: refining the “near match” capability to result in closer matches when no exact match is found; returning more detailed information to better indicate the nature of any errors encountered.
The Article Locator may be accessed directly at:
JSTOR XML Gateway was developed to increase the convenience of access to the archive, and to better facilitate metasearching of JSTOR content. As some participating institutions, like Fogler Library, have chosen to implement a metasearch engine for their users, the JSTOR XML Gateway is intended to fulfill the need for both a stable, standardized method for querying the JSTOR archive and also a manner of returning results that could be easily utilized by a metasearch program. More information about the JSTOR XML gateway may be found at:
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