Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 4-28-2020
"The Great Courses" Now Available, COVID-19 Content in Your Courses, Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Research Impact Challenge
In this issue
- “The Great Courses” Now Available
- Incorporating COVID-19 Content in Your Courses
- Online Presence Growing for Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History
- Research Impact Challenge – Back by Popular Demand!
Featured Resource: Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, ESPM, and EIS databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.
1. “The Great Courses” Now Available
The Great Courses on Kanopy streaming video is now available to UMaine patrons on a trial basis through May 31, 2020.
The Great Courses contains over 6,000 instructional and entertaining video courses taught by experts across many disciplines. To access the videos, please follow the instructions on the database trials page on our website.
2. Incorporating COVID-19 Content in Your Courses
As you begin to work on your syllabi for summer and fall classes, you may be interested in incorporating content related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whatever your discipline, your subject librarian can help you locate materials to do this. For a beginning example of kinds of content, take a look at Fogler’s Hot Topics: Coronavirus Disease 2019 page.
3. Online Presence Growing for Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History
Twenty-two collections including more than 4600 files are now available as digital objects through the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History section of the library’s ArchivesSpace database. Recent additions include items on the Lumberman’s Life Series, Penobscot Bay and Penobscot River Commercial Fisheries Projects, and Maine Women During the Depression and World War II. A list of collections now available online has been added to the Guide to the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History.
Links are also being added to the URSUS catalog to facilitate streamlined discovery and access.
4. Research Impact Challenge – Back by Popular Demand!
By request, we’re repeating this series of professional development activities originally held in May 2019. New or repeat participants are welcome!
Interested in taking control of your online scholarly presence and better understanding and communicating the impact of your research? Join us from the comfort of your home office, or wherever you have an Internet-enabled device, for the Research Impact Challenge on May 4th – 8th!
Each day for 5 days, you will receive an email with a suggested task designed to build and curate your scholarly profile, measure the impact of your research, and promote your work to reach new audiences. Activities vary but typically take anywhere from 5-30 minutes.
Register to participate. If you participated last year and would like a refresher, feel free to join us again!
All are welcome to participate – the activities may be especially resonant for graduate students and early career scholars. We encourage everyone who’s interested in the information to register — even if you won’t have time to complete the challenges during Research Impact Week.
Please don’t hesitate to send questions or comments to Jen Bonnet at firstname.lastname@example.org.