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Fogler Library Newsletter #303

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wednesday, April 27, 2016 --

In this issue:

1. Data Citation Index Now Available
2. Altmetrics: Scholarly Impact on the Social Web (workshop)
3. Textbook Alternative Program (faculty workshop)



1. Data Citation Index Now Available
Patrons of Fogler Library can now gain access to the Data Citation Index, which provides a single access point to over two million data studies anddata sets across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. According to the Data Citation Index website, the database "[enables] users to gain perspective that is lost when data sets or repositories are viewed in isolation. These connections allow researchers to efficiently access to an array of data across subjects and regions, providing a comprehensive picture of research output, to maximize research efforts and accurately assess importance."

To access the Data Citation Index, visit the databases page on our website .

2. Altmetrics: Scholarly Impact on the Social Web (workshop)
In the academic world of "publish or perish," researchers are constantly asked to create scholarly materials. But, how do we measure these deliverables in an increasingly digital landscape? Does scholarly impact reach beyond the citation alone? Join UMaine librarians Marisa Méndez-Brady and Jen Bonnet to find out more about how your work is perceived online.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 10-11 A.M. in the Library Classroom at Fogler Library. To RSVP, contact Jen Bonnet at Space is limited.

3. Textbook Alternative Program (faculty workshop)
You may have read about last year's pilot Textbook Alternative Program to help faculty use free and licensed resources in lieu of textbooks. This year, the Division of Lifelong Learning and Fogler Library will be holding a Textbook Alternative Workshop for University of Maine faculty members on May 17 from 1-4 P.M. in Fogler Library's Library Classroom (on the first floor near the Memorial Union-side entrance).

At this workshop, faculty members can work with subject specialist librarians and instructional designers to discover resources that can replace expensive textbooks. You can register online, and if you have further questions about the workshop, please direct them to Peter Schilling, Executive Director of Innovation in Teaching and Learning, or to Amber Gray, Reference Librarian.

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Created by: Library Staff | Revised: 04/28/2016
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