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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wed., October 6, 2002 --


SUMMARY
1. News
A. ArcView 3.3 Now on GeoScan Work Station
2. Collections
A. Selected new Reference Books Received in the Last Week
3. Services
A. Interlibrary Loan Tools -- URSUS, Maine InfoNet, OCLC -- Part Two
B. Information Overload? How to stay current

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1. NEWS
A. ARCVIEW 3.3 NOW ON GEOSCAN WORK STATION
The latest version of the ArcView software package, a product of
Environmental Research Institute (ESRI), has been installed on the GeoScan
work station in the Fogler Library. ArcView is a versatile program for
displaying any kind of data on a map. It is one of the most user-friendly
GIS (geographic information systems) programs available. Faculty, staff and
students may sign up for blocks of time to do their projects by calling
Karen Stewart or Frank Wihbey at 581-1680 or emailing
karen.stewart@umit.maine.edu .
Basic instruction is offered in a series of Fogler Library Workshops.
For further information please see http://www.library.umaine.edu/newmedia/
and scroll down to "Computer Mapping".


2. COLLECTIONS
A. SELECTED NEW REFERENCE BOOKS RECEIVED IN THE PAST WEEK
. The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., 14 volumes. (Detroit, MI :
Thomson/Gale Group ; Washington, D.C. : in association with the Catholic
University of America, c2003) Ref BX841 .N44 2003
. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism. (New York : New York University Press,
c2002) Ref BM50 .E63 2002
. A statistical history of the American electorate. (Washington, DC : CQ
Press, 2001) Ref JK1967 .R87 2001
. The grammar of architecture. (Boston : Bulfinch Press, c2002) Ref NA31
.G72 2002

Also: 12 CD-ROMs with thousands of printable scanned images of sheet
music, including vocal exercises, arias, German lieder and vocal scores of
the operas of Puccini, Verdi, and Wagner.


3. SERVICES
A. INTERLIBRARY LOAN TOOLS -- URSUS, MAINE INFONET, AND OCLC - Part Two
Folks who saw last week's piece from the Interlibrary loan department
remember that Fogler Library participates in three library networks from
which we may borrow books that are unavailable at Fogler: URSUS, Maine Info
Net, and the OCLC Interlibrary Loan network. You can order books from URSUS
or Info Net system libraries yourself.
Maine Info Net is a statewide library network that searches the catalogs
of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin College as well as others. If a book is not
available at any URSUS library, it may be available from an Info Net
library. After checking the URSUS catalog, simply click the Search Info Net
button at the top of the URSUS screen. Your search will be duplicated in
Info Net to see if the book is available anywhere else in Maine. You will
be prompted to enter your name, barcode, and pickup location, just like when
ordering from URSUS. It takes about five days for URSUS or Info Net books
to arrive at Fogler.
When books are not available from any URSUS Library, or from any Info Net
Library, you may place a request with the Interlibrary Loan Office. See
next week's newsletter for information on borrowing books from OCLC via our
interlibrary loan department. For more information about Interlibrary Loan
services at UMaine, come see
us on the first floor of Fogler Library, call 581-1671, or see our web page
http://www.library.umaine.edu/ill/.

B. Information Overload? How to stay current
We often feel overwhelmed by the amount of new information being
published. We often need to locate new research articles and learn about
competing research labs around the world. One efficient method for staying
current is to utilize one or more databases and save a search strategy that
will be run automatically each time that the database is updated. This is
called a current awareness service. The citations retrieved by your search
strategy will be emailed to you at regular intervals. Many databases offer
this service. Please contact your library liaison for information on
relevant databases or advice on a search strategy.
Fogler Library subject specialist page:
http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm

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Distributed by the Fogler Library, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
Please send comments or requests for more information on news items to
Gretchen Gfeller 207-581-1696 gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu or Frank
Wihbey, 207-581-1681 frankw@umit.maine.edu. 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.


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Distributed by the Fogler Library, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
Please send comments or requests for more information on news items to
Gretchen Gfeller 207-581-1696 gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu or Frank
Wihbey, 207-581-1681 frankw@umit.maine.edu. 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.




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