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-- Wed., May 8, 2002 --

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1. News
A. Fall 2002 Reserve Information and Printing Management
B. Alice Stewart Fund
2. Highlighting Library Services
A. Listening Center Online


Fogler Library offers both traditional and electronic reserves services. To place course material on reserve, use our form at our reserve web page. To ensure that your reserve materials are ready for your students please follow these guidelines: submit your request at least six weeks prior to the first class assignment; provide first generation copies for scanning; and provide a copy of your syllabus. All reserve materials are available through URSUS. Electronic reserves provide 24/7 access for your materials through our Eres system. For more information about reserves and processing please see our web page at 

The print management system will be fully in place for Fall 2002. Students will be given 300 free pages per semester for their printing, after the free pages are used the cost per page for printing will be .08. The free prints include all printing at the library, the IT clusters and elsewhere on campus. For further information see the Paper-Toner Cost Recovery Committee information at

Professor Emerita of History Alice Stewart, who passed away in 2000, left a bequest of $460,000 to the University of Maine Foundation to support Canadian studies. The bequest comprises two endowments. One will be used to support a graduate student fellowship in Canadian history; the other will be used to purchase materials for the Canadian Collection in Fogler Library. The Library plans to use this year's earnings from the Fund to purchase a 60-year run of the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper (1840-1900) on microfiche. Fogler will also buy a new unit of Canadian monographs from the Canadian Institute for Historic Micro-Reproductions. This year's purchase will include monographs from 1900-1920, almost 5200 titles!
"We could never afford to obtain these microfiche collections without the Alice Stewart Fund, " said Betsy Beattie, Canadian Studies Librarian, "and we wouldn't have the Canadian Collection without Alice Stewart's devotion."


Fogler Library's Listening Center Online, found at, provides access to music that supports the music curriculum of The University of Maine. Music included in the database is selected from the Compact Disc collection in Fogler's Media Resource Center and converted to MP3 format for online access. Currently, the collection includes over 6,000 jazz and classical tracks. The Listening Center Online has recently undergone a significant redesign to allow for improved search and display options.

Access to the Listening Center Online is limited to the University's campus network, or remotely, to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Maine only, through UNET. An MP3 compatible player is required to download and listen to music. Most Web browsers come bundled with an MP3 player, but others players are available as free downloads. See QuickTime or RealOne.

Listening Center Online is a service that supports the needs of The University of Maine curriculum. The Library is cognizant that the U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted materials. Consequently, these sound files have been prepared to provide instructional support for students enrolled at The University of Maine and only tracks from recordings owned by Fogler Library may be included in this database. Copying, downloading, redistribution, modification and/or archiving of these files is prohibited.

To ask questions, or for help with the Listening Center Online, contact Bill Meloy

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