Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-25-17

2017 Election Guide, Transcriptions for Eckstorm Papers, Create Your First Video Game Workshop

In this issue:

  1. 2017 Election Guide
  2. Crowdsourcing Transcriptions for Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers
  3. Create Your First Video Game Workshop

1. 2017 Election Guide Now Available

An updated Election 2017 guide has been published by Fogler’s Reference & Information Literacy Department. The guide includes details on upcoming referendum questions and elections.  Please share this information with your students.

2. Crowdsourcing Transcriptions for Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers

Images of handwritten documents in the Fannie Hardy Eckstorm collection have been posted to Digital Maine Transcription Project, which allows members of the public to transcribe significant Maine documents so they will be searchable online. More information about Eckstorm and the collection can be found in the Eckstorm Papers Finding Aid.

Anyone interested in contributing to the project can register for a free account. After registering, search for “Eckstorm” to see the files and select a page to transcribe.

3. Create Your First Video Game Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, November 2nd, 6-7pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

From Candy Crush to Minecraft, we have all played a video game at one point or another. If you have ever wanted to not only play games but make them as well, then stop in to learn the basics of the professional game making software Unity.

No coding experience is necessary, and by the end of the workshop, you’ll have made your very own video game!

About the Presenters 
The Game Developers Guild is a brand new club on campus, created with the mission to enable coders, artists, and designers of all skill levels to collaborate, learn, and create video games.