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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 29, 2003--



SUMMARY
1. News
A. Invitation to Two Fogler Friends Events
2. Services
A. UMaine Museum of Art Collection Cataloged in URSUS
B. Sheet Music Collection and Sound Files now Online

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1. NEWS
A. INVITATON: TWO FOGLER FRIENDS EVENTS 
The Friends of Fogler Library will present two events in November. Both are free and will take place in the Special Collections department, third floor, Fogler Library. Refreshments will be served.

"The Same Great Struggle: The History of the Vickery Family of Unity, Maine"
by Andrea Hawkes, author of the book by the same title. Tuesday, November 4, 2003 At: 3 p.m. 

"The Open Road: Travelers and Journeys". Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 3 p.m
Travel writers reading from their works and discussing their journeys; part of the Works in Progress series. Readers include: Robert Klose, Joan MacCracken, Tina Passman, and Marisue Pickering.


2. SERVICES
A. UMAINE MUSEUM OF ART COLLECTION CATALOGED IN URSUS
Bibliographic records for the Museum Collection, 2,600 art works at the University of Maine Museum of Art, have been added to URSUS and the Maine InfoNet Databases. The Museum Collection includes work by: Giovanni Piranesi, William Hogarth, George Inness, Alfred Bricher, Mary Cassatt, Honoré Daumier, Diego Rivera, Grant Wood, William Gropper, and Reginald Marsh, and by such Maine artists as Winslow Homer, John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Alex Katz, Emily Muir, Carl Sprinchorn, Bernard Langlais, Louise Nevelson, Waldo Peirce, Leo Meissner, Dahlov Ipcar, Neil Welliver, and Andrew Wyeth.

The Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Collection, The gift of Robert Venn Carr, Jr., Class of 1944 is a subset of the Museum Collection comprising nearly 300 modern and contemporary prints. Images of the art work in the Carr Collection are linked to the bibliographic records in URSUS. A keyword search on “carr collection” retrieves examples of bibliographic records with linked images. 

This work was made possible with a grant from the Maine State Library for retrospective conversion of collections to enhance resource access through the Maine Info Net database.


B. SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION AND SOUND FILES NOW ONLINE
The University of Maine's Fogler Library, in partnership with the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and the Bangor Public Library, has launched the Maine Music Box. The Maine Music Box contains digitized images of five collections of manuscript scores and sheet music. Most of the collections are from the Bagaduce Music Lending Library in Blue Hill, Maine. A total of 22,641 titles will be accessible when the digitization and cataloging of the pilot project is complete. Selected scores will have an associated computer generated sound file. Other scores, based on faculty request, may have associated “Scorch” files. 

Scorch software creates a file that allows one to listen while following a cursor through the score; the viewer may also manipulate key and instrumentation. The database currently has 3000 titles with 200 MIDI files and 100 Scorch files. The site, which is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accessible through the following link: http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu 
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