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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, November 5, 2008 --

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SUMMARY
1. Services
    A. Last Call for All-Day GIS Immersion Immersion Workshop
2. Databases
    A. Online Search Engine for Guides to Manuscript Collections in Several Maine Institutions
    B. ONLINE LIBRARY OF LIBERTY (OLL)
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1.  SERVICES
A.  LAST CALL FOR ALL-DAY GIS IMMERSION WORKSHOP
    The GIS Immersion Workshop which will be offered Monday November 10, 8:30 am-5:00 pm.  This crash course, which will take place in the Library Electronic Classroom, is designed for those who cannot take the individual weekday workshops <library.umaine.edu/newmedia/#Computer> one at a time.  Here’s the whole shebang in a single day.  Instructor is Frank Wihbey, Head, Government Publications, Maps, GIS & Microforms Department.

   Topics covered:  introduction to computer mapping, ArcView 3.3 software, important applications and techniques, and strategies on how to find ready-made numeric data tables and maps in digital form.  Fee $25 ($10 for students) helps cover costs of producing 70-page workbook, CD-ROM of files associated with workshop exercises and associated software leasing.  Register with Karen Stewart 207-581-4607, karen.stewart@umit.maine.edu.
  
2.  DATABASES
A. ONLINE SEARCH ENGINE FOR GUIDES TO MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS IN SEVERAL MAINE ARCHIVES
   A finding aid is a descriptive guide for an archival or manuscript collection. Typically, it includes information about the origin, history, content, date and format of the records, as well as the physical and intellectual arrangement of them. This searchable pilot database indexes the full text of 250 finding aids in the websites of several Maine educational and historical archives.
   Two repositories currently contribute to the database: Special Collections of Fogler Library, University of Maine, and the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College. This is a collaborative, pilot project to test an enhanced search engine for resource discovery in special and archival collections throughout Maine. Accessible on the web at <www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/eadsearch/>

B. ONLINE LIBRARY OF LIBERTY
    Some faculty were requesting purchases of titles from the Online Library of Liberty (OLL) so we thought it might be useful to add links in URSUS to records for individual titles. 198 "classics" titles from the OLL are now linked.  You can view them by doing a title search for "Online Library of Liberty."   And of course they can also be searched individually in the usual ways: author, title, subject, and keyword.
   A sampling of topics covered:  freedom of speech (13 titles); general treatises on economics (41 titles); money and banking (26 titles); property (41 titles); socialism and the classical liberal critique (21 titles); American Revolution and Constitution (108 titles); English Revolution (20 titles); French Revolution (33 titles); rights of women (6 titles)
   A sampling of subject areas covered: art (5 titles); economics (304 titles); history (231 titles); law (84 titles); literature (168 titles); music (8 titles); philosophy (156 titles); political theory (395 titles); religion (145 titles); science (18 titles); sociology (29 titles); war and peace (50 titles)
   Sample of collections included:  Banned Books (46 titles); Books Published by Liberty Fund (184 titles); Founding Fathers' Library (27 people); Natural Law and Enlightenment Series (37 titles); Collected Works of John Stuart Mill (32 titles); Women Authors on Liberty (19 people)
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