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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wed., October 23, 2002 --


FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE TO FACULTY
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's
library
-- Wed., Oct. 23, 2002 --

SUMMARY
1. News
A. Grant for Special Collections
2. Services
A. Citation Management Software
3. Collections.
A. Gift of Halls Mills Records

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1. NEWS
A. GRANT FOR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Fogler's Special Collections department has been awarded $109,787 by the
National Historical Publications and Records Commission for a project
entitled "The Environment and Development in New England, 1758-2000." The
funding will allow the Library to hire an archivist and an archival
assistant to process and catalog approximately 100 manuscript collections
documenting environmental history, which will significantly enhance access
to and increase use of the collections. The funding will begin in November
2002.


2. SERVICES
A. CITATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Ever wish you could keep track of hundreds of journal, book, conference,
and Internet references? Consider using citation management software, a
genre including EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager (see
http://www.isiresearchsoft.com/), and the Web-based RefWorks (see
http://www.refworks.com/). All offer free trials. EndNote, probably the
most popular academic package, is installed on workstations in the campus
computer clusters and is used by many faculty and graduate students at
UMaine.
Citation software has several different functions. It can be used to
create an organized file of references to many types of sources, with
records for each source type (e.g. journal article) arranged by field (e.g.
title, author, journal name, abstract). Records may be created by keying in
data or by downloading citations from online databases and library catalogs.
"Cite while you write" allows you to insert notes that refer to these
records as you type, then instantly format the text and bibliography of the
paper in any standard style format (e.g. MLA, APA, Biophysical Journal).
Citations may be sorted as needed by author, journal name, date, keyword,
etc. Notes or subject headings may be added to records, and records may be
searched by keyword, creating, in effect, a mini-database of your
references.
For more information on EndNote, see
http://www.library.umaine.edu/general/endnote.htm. For help,
contact Darylyne Provost at 581-3610 or darylyne.provost@umit.maine.edu .


3. COLLECTIONS
A. GIFT OF HALLS MILLS RECORDS
Karen Forslund Falb of Cambridge Massachusetts recently donated to Fogler
Library records of Halls Mills, which had been kept by her family for
several generations. The mill operated in Whiting, Maine. Its records,
which date from the early nineteenth century to the early twentieth century,
provide important documentation of life in rural Washington County and are
particularly important as a record of the logging industry in that part of
the estate. Richard Hollinger, Head of Special Collections, explains, "We
have extensive holdings relating to logging and mills, but most of these
materials are from Penobscot or Aroostook counties, or from southern Maine;
we have very little from Washington County and have been seeking to build up
our collection on this area."
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