Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-19-18

R for Beginners Workshop, Grants 101 Workshop, PTRC Conference New, UMaine Finding Aids

In this issue:

  1. R for Beginners Workshop
  2. Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics
  3. Patent and Trademark Resource Center Conference
  4. New UMaine Finding Aids

1. R for Beginners Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, September 27, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Fogler Library will host a workshop on R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. We recommend bringing fully charged laptops, with R and RStudio already installed. Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one. If you would prefer to attend via Adobe Connect instead, email for connection information.

About the Presenter
Amanda Klemmer is an Assistant Research Professor with the School of Biology and Ecology and Ecology and Environmental Science Program. She teaches the Basics in R Programming Language class at UMaine and has led multiple workshops on the language.

2. Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Office of Research Development and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics” throughout 2018–2019.

At the workshop, participants will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn grant writing basics

 RSVP here; space is limited.

3. Patent and Trademark Resource Center Conference
Date & Time: October 16, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) at the University of Maine in Orono is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As part of the celebration, we invite you to join us for a one-day conference featuring a range of informational sessions about patents and trademarks geared toward inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of Intellectual Property
  • How to conduct a patent search; How to conduct a trademark search
  • How to avoid invention scams.
  • A local resource panel of business and innovation experts.

Additional speakers and sessions to be determined.

The full agenda is available online.

Registration is required, and space is limited so please register early!

4. New UMaine 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 records regarding UMaine campuses and former colleges the University College of Bangor, Abenaki Experimental College, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine at Fort Kent, University of Southern Maine, and University of Maine at Presque Isle. Also, a finding aid was added for records from the Engineering Science and Management Defense Training Program which UMaine ran in in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Education during WW2. Matthew Revitt (, Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian is currently processing from former faculty members Franklin P. Eggert and Geddes W. Simpson.