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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 12,  2005--


  

SUMMARY       
1.   Databases
      A.  Early American Newspapers
      B.  Early American Imprints 
2. Events
      A.  Author's Lecture:  David C. Morey
      B.  Journalism Matters Panel Discussion
3. Workshops
      A.  Fall 2005 GIS Workshops

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1.  DATABASES
A.  EARLY AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS
Early American Newspapers reproduces issues of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. Based on titles listed in Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, and drawing on the archives of the American Antiquarian Society and other archival institutions, the collection offers a look back into the history of the American colonies, the early republic, and the United States of the nineteenth century. As of September 28 it includes 470 newspaper titles (244, 942 newspaper issues).  By spring 2006 the full complement of approx. 800 titles is expected to be online. .Access from alphabetical list at  http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp

B.  EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS
Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) provides digital access to American imprints of the early part of the 19th century. Based on "American Bibliography, 1801-1819" by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, this collection comprises a wide range of publications, including many state papers and early government materials. Fogler Library presently owns the complete microfiche collection, with each item fully cataloged in URSUS. Upon completion of the digital project, the full-text searchable database will consist of all titles from the microfiche edition -- over 36,000 items -- as well as more than 3,600 new items. Access from alphabetical list at http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp

2.  EVENTS
A.  DAVID C. MOREY LECTURE
"The Voyage of Archangell: John Rosier's account of the Waymouth voyage of 1605". Annotated by David C. Morey.  A presentation by David C. Morey Thursday, 20 October 2005, 3:00 p.m., Special Collections, Fogler Library.  Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.   Co-sponsored by the Fogler Library Friends and the University Bookstore.

B.  JOURNALISM MATTERS PANEL DISCUSSION 
Journalism Matters, a panel discussion celebrating the publication of: "Journalism Matters" by Peter Cox, co-founder of Maine Times, will take place Tuesday, 25 October, 2005, 3:00 p.m. in Special Collections, third floor, Fogler Library.  Panelists include: Phyllis Austin, Meg Haskell, Mike McCauley, Matthew Conyers, and Kathryn Olmstead.  Co-sponsored by the Fogler Library Friends and the University Bookstore.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  

3.  WORKSHOPS
A.  FALL 2005 GIS WORKSHOPS
    Cm1. GIS for Everybody  Wed., 26 Oct., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or Thurs., 3 Nov, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Basics of Geographic information system (GIS).  Covers how to show spatial distribution of your data with ArcView 3.3 software; and how to print customized maps from the DeLorme Topo USA 5.0 program.

    Cm2. Scanning and Digitizing Maps  Wed., 9 Nov., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Covers basic terminology, characteristics of formats, selected hardware and software, demonstrations and some hands-on experience for conversion of maps from paper or microfiche to computer-readable formats.

    Cm3. Converting GIS Data Formats Wed. 16 Nov., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  GIS software packages have proprietary formats for data layers. Learn to use Import71 and ArcToolbox 9.0, to convert from and to: CAD, raster (e.g. .jpg), ArcView shapefile, or ARC/INFO coverage formats. Some prior GIS experience recommended. 

     Instructor: Frank Wihbey, Head, Government Documents and Microforms.   Fee: $10.  To register contact Gretchen Gfeller gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu or 207-581-1696.

 
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