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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, November 9,  2005--

 

SUMMARY         
1.   Collections
      A.  New Health Sciences journals  
2.  Databases  
      A.  Access to Palmer Archaeological Collection
3.  Services
      A. Library Support for WebCT and Blackboard

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1.   COLLECTIONS
A.   NEW HEALTH SCIENCES JOURNALS
Fogler Library has added 24 new online journal subscriptions from health sciences publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, valued at more than $13,000, without incurring any additional expense. This was possible thanks to a consortia agreement with several other libraries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  Journals selected will support the University’s programs and courses in nursing, neuroscience, psychology, and exercise science.  Titles include Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, Infants & Young Children, NeuroReport, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, and American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology, among others.  All LWW journals are listed and linked in URSUS. For more information, please contact Nancy Curtis at nancy.curtis@umit.maine.edu or 581-1679.

2.   DATABASES  
A.   ACCESS TO WILLIAM P. PALMER III ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
Access to the intellectual record and photographs of the Hudson Museum's The William P. Palmer III Collection of archaeological material are now available through the Library's URSUS catalog and Gateway to Digital Collections. The collection, from Mexico and Central America and ethnographic holdings from the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada, is the Hudson Museum's pre-eminent collection. It features an internationally significant assemblage of 2,828 Precolumbian ceramics, lithics and gold work dating from 2000 BC to the Spanish Conquest. In addition to its Precolumbian component, the collection includes over 200 objects from the Northwest Coast that date to the heyday of Northwest Coast collecting, 1875-1930.  With the support of a grant from the Maine State Library, Library and Museum staff converted the basic catalog information on the Collection (3,008 objects) to standard format (MARC) records that were integrated into the URSUS catalog to broaden and provide access to information about the collection that was otherwise inaccessible to the public. Digital images of the artifacts are linked to the MARC records, so that users may view the artifacts online.   Access to the digital database in its entirety is available through the Library's Gateway to Digital Collections, and also the Hudson Museum and William P. Palmer III Collection websites respectively:

http://libraries.maine.edu/gateway/
http://www.library.umaine.edu/hudson/palmer/
http://www.library.umaine.edu/hudson/palmer/search.asp
http://www.library.umaine.edu/hudson/palmer/search.asp


3.   SERVICES
A.  LIBRARY SUPPORT FOR WEBCT AND BLACKBOARD
You can now add links to library resources from your WebCT and Blackboard classes.  Our Library Support for WebCT and Blackboard page offers suggestions for some of our most useful library resources including Subject Portals, Library Databases, and Course Reserves.  You can also get help from your subject specialist  http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm  to select specific database links for your students.
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