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Fogler Library News Service

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday,  January 23, 2013  --

SUMMARY

1. Announcements
    A. Reserve Department Update
2. Services
    A. Expanded Document Delivery
    B. Ask a Librarian Service
    C. DigitalCommons@UMaine
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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. RESERVE DEPARTMENT UPDATE
We would like to extend a fond farewell to Peter Altmann - the face of Reserve for
many years, who now has a position in Cataloging. Please send your course questions
to <reserve@umit.maine.edu>, call 581.1641, or go to the Circulation/Reserve Desk.
Ares has replaced Docutek as our electronic reserves management software. Course
holdings information and links to eReserves are still accessible via the Reserves
menu in URSUS. Logging into Ares is as simple as entering your MaineStreet
credentials. First-time registration is required so that you can create customized
lists of your courses, frequently used items, and opt-in/out of email notifications
regarding course additions. For more information about Ares and submitting reserve
materials click <http://library.umaine.edu/reserves/overview.htm>.

2. SERVICES
A. EXPANDED DOCUMENT DELIVERY
Beginning this semester, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) has expanded the document delivery
service to include graduate students. This means that graduate students may now
request electronic copies of articles from paper journals in our collection the same
as faculty and staff. For books, graduate students with an on campus office address
may request books from our circulating collection be retrieved and sent through
campus mail to the office address. ILL, Darling Center, and requestor/Maine InfoNet
books will need to be picked up at Fogler as has been past practice. For more
information, contact the ILL office at 581.1671.

B. ASK A LIBRARIAN SERVICE
Take a look at our new, improved chat service <http://www.library.umaine.edu/>, and
please give it a try. Chat, text, and phone services are still available whenever the
Reference Department is open: Sunday 1 - 5 pm, 6 - 9 pm, Monday - Wednesday 8 am - 9
pm, Thursday 8 am - 7 pm and Friday 8 am - 5 pm. You may email us at any time; we
will respond as soon as possible. More information is available at
<http://www.library.umaine.edu/refchat.htm>.

C. DIGITALCOMMONS@UMAINE
DigitalCommons@UMaine, UMaine’s new Institutional Repository, offers a free
alternative to disseminate research, scholarship, and creative activity as required
by many departmental missions and federal granting agencies. We invite you to visit
this important service for the UMaine community at
<http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/>. For more information about training
opportunities, contact Kim Sawtelle at <kimberly.sawtelle@umit.maine.edu> or your
library subject specialist <http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm>.
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Distributed by Fogler Library, 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 Nancy Curtis, 207.581.1679  <nancy.curtis@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: <librarynews@library.umaine.edu >


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