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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 6, 2005--

   

SUMMARY     
1.   Events
      A.  Hard Work: Latest Film from Award-winning Filmmaker, Jim Sharkey
      B.   Book Design: Continuity and Change
2.   Services
      A.  New Material Type for Limiting URSUS Searches

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1.   EVENTS
A.  HARD WORK: LATEST FILM FROM AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, JIM SHARKEY
Thursday, 7 April, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the University Club
Featuring the 19th century writings of working women, Sharkey’s hour-long film combines the “voices” of these working women together with period music, photographs, and interviews with Maine historian Carol Toner. The film explores the working and living conditions for women in Maine’s shops and factories.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Co-Sponsored by the Fogler Library Friends, Women in the Curriculum and the Women's Studies Program.
 
B.  BOOK DESIGN:  CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
A talk by University of Maine Press director Michael Alpert  will be presented on Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department.  Alpert will discuss the historical role of publishing as a force throughout history, from the Renaissance to the modern age. Examples of both early and significant twentieth-century books from Special Collections will be displayed and discussed.  He will also speak about design principles as they apply to book publication, and conclude with an overview of current books from the University of Maine Press.

Since the late 1970s, Alpert has published books at Theodore Press/ Sarah Book, his private press. Books from this press have been included in exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum (N.Y.), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), and the Rijksmuseum (the Hague). He is the recipient of the Stephen Harvard Prize for Excellence in the Book Arts, presented by the Baxter Society of Portland.  He has taught book-arts workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle.  Alpert is also a writer and visual artist. His two most recent books are A Night-Sea Journey (poetry) and A Maine Portfolio (photographs). Alpert's photography will be exhibited at the University of Maine Museum of Art, January-April 2006.  This event is part of Fogler Library’s month-long celebration of the University of Maine Press, which includes an exhibit in the library’s first floor display gallery.

For more information about Library events, contact Gretchen Gfeller. Voice: 581-1696 | Email: gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu

2.   SERVICES      
A.   NEW MATERIAL TYPE FOR LIMITING URSUS SEARCHES
On Monday, April 4, a new material type was introduced in the URSUS online Library catalog.  It is called "Sound, nonmusic" and represents sound recordings of speeches, poetry, audiobooks, sound effects, etc.  The existing material type called "Sound recording" will become "Sound, music"  representing recordings of music.  Starting now you can limit a search so that it finds only Library resources of this type.

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