FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wednesday, February 11, 2004--
A. Carr Art Collection Online
A. JSTOR and Project MUSE
B. ACS Journal Archives
A. CARR ART COLLECTION ONLINE
Fogler Library is pleased to introduce the Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Online Gallery, a digital collection. The Carr Collection is a subset of the Museum Collection held by the University of Maine Museum of Art. The Carr Online Gallery contains digital surrogates of the nearly 300 modern and contemporary prints that comprise the collection. The gift of Robert Venn Carr, Jr., Class of 1944, the collection includes works by, among others, Josef Albers, Robert Delaunay, Paul Gaugin, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol, as well as a fine collection of nearly 90 paintings and World War II political cartoons by William Gropper. The database can be searched by keyword, style and artist's name. http://www.library.umaine.edu/Carr/
Lists of new and restored journal titles for 2004 have been posted on the library's site at http://www.library.umaine.edu/colldev/Serials2003/2004titles.htm. Online issues are already available for many titles, and print issues have begun to arrive. Titles were approved by the Library Senate Faculty Committee, which continues its cooperative work with library staff on developing an annual process for handling any necessary journal cuts and additions.
A. JSTOR AND PROJECT MUSE
JSTOR is a tremendous retrospective full-text resource of 360 core humanities, social sciences, and science journals, most going back to their inception. The William and Mary Quarterly, for instance, is available back to 1892; Botanical Bulletin goes back to 1875. Most titles in JSTOR are embargoed for 3 to 5 years back from the present in order "to avoid jeopardizing publishers' subscriptions and revenue opportunities from current and recent material."
Project Muse is another large-scale full-text project, with over 200 current journals from 37 scholarly publishers. It includes content in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and economics. Titles such as The Chaucer Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, and Journal of Women's History typically have an archive from 4 or 5 years ago to the present. To get alerts and tables of contents for new issues of your favorite journals in project MUSE, sign up at http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/journal_alerts.cgi. To access JSTOR and Project MUSE go to the Library's Indexes and Databases page at http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp. Questions? Please contact the Reference Desk at 581-1673.
B. ACS JOURNAL ARCHIVES
The ACS Journal Archives subscription provides full-text access to 120 years of chemistry research published in American Chemical Society journals from 1879. Among the 25 titles included are Langmuir, Inorganic Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. The database access is rolling in nature; that is, every year, a new year's worth of content will be added. The collection includes articles from the year of first issue for all journals up to five years ago. To access the ACS Journal Archives go to the Library's Indexes and Databases page at http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp. Questions? Please contact Nancy Curtis (581-1679) or the Science and Engineering Center (581-1691).
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