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Fogler Library Newsletter

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, September 24, 2014 --

SUMMARY

1. Announcements
    A. Fogler Fall Film Festival
    B. Finding External Funding for Faculty: Fall Workshops
    C. Adobe Suite Workshops

2. Services
    A. DigitalCommons@UMaine

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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    A. FOGLER FALL FILM FESTIVAL
Once again, the Fogler Fall Film Festival will highlight recent documentaries the library has acquired. The films will be shown at 7:00 pm, in the CETA Classroom, and the schedule follows. For questions, please contact Nancy Lewis on FirstClass.
September 30 - How to Lose Your Virginity. Filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of "virginity" to reveal the myths and misconceptions behind this so-called precious gift.
October 7 - Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle. The surreal, tragicomic story of the battle over what would be America's largest clean energy project.
October 21 - Thy Will Be Done: A Transsexual Woman's Journey through Family and Faith.
October 28 - The New Black. How the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.

    B. FINDING EXTERNAL FUNDING FOR FACULTY: FALL WORKSHOPS
Looking to boost your grant-seeking skills? Interested in the grant submission processes at the University of Maine? Join Jason Charland (OVPR), Jen Bonnet (Fogler), and ORSP staff in the CETA Room of Fogler Library for a workshop on finding funding for faculty research and grant-supported projects. Topics will include the grant submission process at UMaine, strategies for matching your research or scholarly interests with potential funders, hands-on searching of two key funding databases available through Fogler Library, and more. Workshops will take place Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm, and Monday, December 15, 1:00-2:30pm. Both sessions will cover the same content. To register for one of these workshops, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet via email <jennifer.l.bonnet@maine.edu>. Seating is limited.

    C. ADOBE SUITE WORKSHOPS
Registration is now open for the fall Adobe Suite workshops at Fogler Library. Sessions include introductions to Photoshop (photo editing techniques) and InDesign (Adobe’s desktop publishing program). These are free workshops. Schedule is available at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/newmedia/>. To register or for more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller on FirstClass.

2. SERVICES
    A. DIGITALCOMMONS@UMAINE
Repeated studies show that archiving in an open access repository results in increased research impact. During the first eight months of 2014, DigitalCommons@UMaine <http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/> showed a marked increase in the channeling of researcher traffic to the site through the avenues of Email, social networking, and organic searches. New users conducting research in the sciences saw a benchmark increase of approximately 98%, while research in the area of Women’s Interests saw benchmark growth of 49%, according to reports generated in Google Analytics. Learn more about DigitalCommons@UMaine by visiting <http://umaine.beta.libguides.com/digitalcommons> or contact Kim Sawtelle at 207-581-1692.


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