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Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 8, 2009--

SUMMARY
1.  Events
     A. GIS Immersion Workshop, Thursday April 23, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
     B.  Creating Accessible PDFs Workshop, Tuesday May 5, 9-10:30 am
2.  Databases
     A. Anthrosource
3.  Collections
     A. New in Reference
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1.   EVENTS
A.  ONE-DAY GIS IMMERSION WORKSHOP, THURSDAY APRIL 23, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
        A GIS Immersion Workshop will be offered Thursday April 23, 8:30 am - 5 pm in the Library.  It is intended for anyone with basic computer experience, who wants to get a jump start on computer mapping and related skills and who can profit from study in a concentrated mode. Workshop aims to introduce you to computer mapping and displaying numeric data visually, and to acquaint you with ArcView 3.3, still the most widely used GIS software on campus.
     Also covered will be how to:  combine numeric data with geospatial information, show patterns and trends succinctly, and communicate multiple categories of information simultaneously by layering over maps  The workshop will offer practice in:  finding ready-made numeric data tables and maps in digital form, segmenting specific portions of maps, handling situations where there are no ready-made data files, and combinations of these to create customized maps.
   Fee $25.  Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  Fee includes 120 page workbook and CD-ROM of workshop data files.
To register or for more information contact Karen Stewart on FirstClass <email: karen.stewart@umit.maine.edu> or call 207-581-4607.

B. CREATING ACCESSIBLE PDFs WORKSHOP, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 9-10:30 AM
     This workshop is an introduction to creating accessible PDFs.  Topics include: creating a PDF, adding and changing tags, reading order, alternative text, reflow, and the read out loud tool. Tuesday, 5 May, 9:00 - 10:30 am in the Fogler Library Computer Classroom.   To register, or for more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller. Voice : 207-581-1696 | Email: gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu>
     Offered in collaboration with the campus Accessible Information Committee.

2.  DATABASES
A. ANTHROSOURCE ONLINE DATABASE
      Anthrosource is now available online. It features full-text articles from American Anthropological Association journals and includes archived articles from JSTOR.  To access the database, please click on the link in the Library's "Indexes & Databases" page <http://library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>.
3.  COLLECTIONS
A. NEW IN REFERENCE
      Native American placenames of the United States.  REF E98.N2B75 2004
"This volume combines historical research and linguistic fieldwork with Native speakers from across the United States to present the first comprehensive, up-to-date scholarly dictionary of American placenames derived from Native languages."

      American Art Directory.  REF Fine Arts N50.A54 2009
"[P]rovides important information on museums, art organizations, art schools, libraries, art editors and critics, scholarships, fellowships, exhibitions and state art councils. In addition, you'll find funding sources, booking agencies and much more."

      Media Law Reporter:  Decisions.  REF Fine Arts N6538.A83H35 2008
"[F]ull text of media law cases issued by all levels of federal and state courts."

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