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

SUMMARY
1. Services
      A. Special Collections
      B.Circulation Media Resources
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1.   SERVICES
            A. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
The Special Collections Department, established in 1970, is the place to find all things Maine-related at Fogler Library. Books, pamphlets, maps, state documents, town reports, newspapers and periodicals provide extensive coverage of Maine’s communities, counties, people and institutions. Works by Maine authors and books about Maine artists trace the creative history of the state.  A wide variety of historically significant primary source material such as personal papers and records of businesses, fraternal and civic organizations and other institutions provide ample opportunities for original research. The William S. Cohen Papers, donated by Secretary Cohen to the University, offer an in-depth look into a life of political participation and civic involvement. Special Collections is also the place to find theses and dissertations awarded by the University as well as publications of University faculty and academic departments and a wonderful collection of historic photographs of campus buildings and activities. For more information about Special Collections, visit the department web site at: < http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/ > or contact Brenda Howitson Steeves at 581-1798 or email <brenda.steeves@umit.maine.edu>    
 
           B. CIRCULATION MEDIA RESOURCES
The Circulation Media Lab, located in the hallway to the left of the Oakes Room Cafe on level 1, has two Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanners with ABBY Fine Reader 6.0 Sprint, (OCR) for scanning various formats of text and images, including photos and other images, slides and 35-mm negatives, and books and journal articles. Scans can be saved in various formats from .tif to .pdf files. Both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are available for use in the editing process. The scanners are available for public use anytime during regular library hours. No appointments are necessary and assistance is always available.
Circulation also has digital video and digital audio recording and editing equipment available to all faculty, students, and staff. Seven MiniDV camcorders and 3 digital still cameras are available for 24 hour checkout. Digital video editing is only available for the Windows platform.
For more information about these services contact Circulation at 581-1641 or visit:  <http://www.library.umaine.edu/mrc/equipment.htm >

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