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FOGLER LIBRARY WEEKLY NEWS SERVICE

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wed., April 3, 2002 --


Distributed by the Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Please
send comments or requests for more information on news items to Gretchen
Gfeller gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu, 207-581-1696 or Frank Wihbey,
frankw@umit.maine.edu,
581-1681. Newsletters are also posted and archived at
www.library.umaine.edu/librarynews. If you would prefer not to receive
future issues of this news service by e-mail, please send a message to:
library.news@library.umaine.edu

SUMMARY
1. News
A. UMaine Social Sciences Week
B. Library Classroom updated
C. Oakes Room Cafe
2. New collections
A. Sanford Phippen papers
B. Early American Imprints 1620-1820

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1. NEWS

A. UMAINE SOCIAL SCIENCES WEEK
Fogler Library is cooperating with colleges on campus to observe the
first-ever UMaine Social Sciences Week, April 8-12, 2002 ! The Week's
mission is to celebrate the contribution of the social sciences to society
in general. Events include open
houses and demonstrations at three centers, a lecture on the U.S. Census, a
panel discussion, and a research seminar. All events are free and are
listed on the University's daily calendar
(http://calendar.umaine.edu/default.asp ) and on a special
Social Sciences Week website
(http://www.library.umaine.edu/class/socsciweek.htm ). For more information
contact: Frank Wihbey 207-581-1681 frankw@umit.maine.edu ; or Kay Hyatt
207-581-2761 kay.hyatt@umit.maine.edu.

B. LIBRARY CLASSROOM HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE UPDATED
Librarians present instruction sessions customized to the needs of specific
classes. Last year 253 sessions, instructing 4577 students, were conducted
in response to faculty requests. In addition approximately 50 software
training sessions open to
the campus reached about 800 participants. The 20 workstations in the
library classroom received upgrades to 256MB of RAM as well as complete
software upgrades. The computers are now running Windows 2000 as well as the
2000 versions of Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook, Front Page and Publisher. First Class, Internet
Explorer, Adaptec CD Writer and Netscape were also upgraded to their current
version. Updated as well was the Adobe suite: PageMaker 7.0. Photoshop 6.0,
Acrobat 4.0 and the
appropriate postscript printer drivers. The instructor's station is now
equipped with a DVD driver allowing the projection of DVD movies and DVD
based software. The latest version of ArcView was also installed. Contact
the appropriate subject
librarian for your department
(http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm ) to schedule a class
session.

B. OAKES ROOM CAFE REMAINS
An apple a day may be a simple recommendation for healthy eating, but when
it comes to coffee, tea, brownies and danishes, nothing can replace these
components of the essential beverage and pastry food groups! After the
renovations in the Memorial
Union and the opening of the MarketPlace there, Library patrons asked
questions about the Oakes Room Cafe. Edward Nase, Director of Dining
Services assures the campus that this popular spot will remain open for the
foreseeable future. Hours are:
Sunday - 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Monday through Thursday - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm;
Friday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.


2. NEW COLLECTIONS

A. SANFORD PHIPPEN PAPERS
The papers of noted Maine writer Sanford "Sandy" Phippen are archived at the
Special Collections Department and additions to the papers will continue to
be received. Already arrived are manuscripts, correspondence, reviews,
articles concerning
literature in Maine, literature produced by the author, and works he
participated in. Phippen, host of the MPB program "A Good Read" and a
member of the Fogler Library Friends Advisory Board, is noted for his novels
The Police Know Everything and
Moody's Diner. Link to the Special Collections archives database:
http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/archives.htm

B. EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1620-1820
From Plymouth Rock to the "Second Revolutionary War" America's history, as
reflected in printed matter published in the country from the earliest
English settlements to 1820, are now available in microfiche in the
Library. Originally itemized in
Charles Evan's Bibliography of Early American Imprints, the collection was
assembled by the American Antiquarian Society from copies extant worldwide.
The filming was originally done by the Readex Microprint Corporation. The
new edition is a
microfiche regeneration to allow viewing and printing with modern equipment.
All are listed in the URSUS online catalog by author, title and subject.




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