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Fogler Library Newsletter

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 1, 2014 --

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

2. Services
    A. DigitalCommons@UMaine
    B. SelectedWorks

3. Collections
    A. American Ancestors


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.
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.

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, 2:00-3:30 pm, and Monday, December 15, 1:00-2:30 pm. Both sessions will cover the same content. To register for one of these workshops, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet via email <>. Seating is limited.

According to the Pew Research Center (March 2014), 96% of college-educated Americans use the Internet as part of their daily information-seeking habits. Are you maximizing the potential impact of your scholarly work on an information-seeking world? Discover how DigitalCommons@UMaine and open access outpaces access in discipline-specific archives <>. Contact Kim Sawtelle at 207.581.1692 or by First Class <> or your library subject specialist <> for more information.

Are you one of the 92 UMaine faculty and staff members taking advantage of SelectedWorks to manage your online reputation? SelectedWorks allows authors to create personal web pages, organize work using custom categories, automatically collect full-text content from DigitalCommons@UMaine, build a network of colleagues, attract new readers, distribute working papers, and announce career milestones. During September 2014, over 5000 full-text downloads occurred from faculty pages in SelectedWorks. Was your work among these downloads? Visit the online tutorial to create your SelectedWorks page <> and take advantage of this free tool.

    A. American Ancestors is a resource from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) that provides cross-database searching for hundreds of digitized sources, such as vital records; passenger lists; maps; court, census, and military records; and more. Its geographical focus is the New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island), with some New York content. It also includes access to many serials, including NEHGS titles American Ancestors magazine and The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Note: Access is provided from all computers within the Fogler Library building (no remote access) via our Indexes and Databases page <>.

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