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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, March 18, 2009--

SUMMARY
1. Databases
    A. Maine InfoNet (Audiobook) Download Library
    B.  Philosopher's Index now on EBSCO
    C.  Trial of (Cumulative) Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976
2. Services
    A.  GeoStats Spatial & Numeric Data and GIS Service
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1.   DATABASES
A.  MAINE INFONET (AUDIOBOOK) DOWNLOAD LIBRARY
   Explore the growing collection of downloadable Audiobooks and use your library card barcode to download them to your personal computer, transfer to a portable player or device, or burn selected titles onto a CD for listening on the go. Audiobooks are available in either WMA or MP3 formats. <download.maineinfonet.org/>.
    The Maine InfoNet Download Library is supported by more than 130 member libraries throughout the state, including Fogler Library.

B.   PHILOSOPHER'S INDEX NOW ON EBSCO
    The Philosophers Index is available via the Library's Indexes and Databases page <library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp> and also via a link in its record in the URSUS online catalog <ursus.maine.edu/search/t>.    It provides indexing and abstracts for books and over 270 journals on philosophy and related interdisciplinary fields published in the U.S. and the Western World.  Dates of coverage are: 1940+ for U.S. materials; 1967+ for non-U.S. references.  As with Ovid, the prior database service vendor, the license allows 1 user at a time to access the database.
   For assistance  with Philosopher's Index please contact Mel Johnson at 207-581-3614 or mel.johnson@umit.maine.edu, or Reference at 207-581-1673.

C.  TRIAL OF (CUMULATIVE) MONTHLY CATALOG OF U.S. GOVERNMETN PUBLICATIONS, 1895-1976
    The Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications indexes public documents published by the United States federal government from 1895-1976.  (The database is cumulative:  all months are searched once.)  Most of the material indexed in the Monthly Catalog is available at the Raymond H. Fogler Library, which has been a United States Government Documents Depository since 1907, and a Regional (complete) Depository since 1963. The library has also acquired numerous pre-1907 government documents.  Government documents may be requested at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the library.  For more information, see <monthlycatalog.chadwyck.com/info/about.do>. Trial expires: April 4, 2009.
   Please send feedback about the Monthly Catalog to Deb Rollins deb.rollins@umit.maine.edu, 207-581-1659.

2.  SERVICES
A. GEOSTATS SPATIAL AND NUMERIC DATA AND GIS SERVICE
          Workstation:  A versatile custom-built workstation is available for your research and instruction involving spatial & numeric data and geographic information systems (GIS).   Located on the first floor of the Fogler Library, it can be used to create maps color-coded to correspond to spatial distribution of your chosen data.  All major GIS software and numeric analysis software is installed.         
        Comprehensive hard-copy map collection to scan from:   Every day maps and map images are becoming newly available in digital and image formats   But what if what you want is not available digitally?  Not to to worry.  Spatial data covering the desired area might be able to be pieced or layered together to do the job.  Also maps from the Library's comprehensive hard-copy sheet map collections, or original maps that you provide, can be vector-scanned with the CalComp Drawing Board III Model 34360-H2 large-format digitizer tablet at the work station or raster-scanned on a color digitizer in the Media Resource Center.   Your final product can be saved in most common formats, or printed on the large-format Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 450C color plotter/printer.
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