Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 4-4-18

Patent Searching Workshop, University of Maine Finding Aids, Cloud Data Workshop

In this issue:

  1. Introduction to Patent Searching
  2. University of Maine Finding Aids
  3. Introduction to Cloud Data Storage

1. Introduction to Patent Searching
Date & Time: April 5, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

This workshop will provide an overview of what a patent is and how to use freely accessible patent databases to conduct research on both current and historical patents. The workshop is geared towards a general audience and will include handouts and an opportunity to practice searching a patent database.

Please register online to reserve your spot. Registration is open until the workshop begins.

If you’re unable to attend this workshop but are interested in setting up an information session with the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Representative at the University of Maine please send an email to

2. University of Maine Finding Aids
More finding aids for University of Maine records held by Fogler Library have been added to the finding aid page on Digital Commons. The most recent finding aids are for the records of the College of Agriculture, College of Life Sciences & Agriculture, and the late Professor Katherine Musgrave. Matthew Revitt (, Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian is currently processing records from the former College of Arts and Sciences.

3. Introduction to Cloud Data Storage
Date & Time: April 12, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Fogler Library Library Classroom 1

Research data has value long after you publish an article. Where can you store your data to comply with funder requirements? How can you share it with future collaborators, or store sensitive data securely?

Cloud data storage, a vital component of research data management, will help you meet these needs. At this workshop, learn about Google Drive and Box, as well as ACG’s Seafile for your large data sets. Time permitting, hear about other ACG resources, including DMPTool, Maine Dataverse Network, and virtual machines.

This workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. If you would prefer to attend online instead, please contact