Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-8-2020

Communities of Memory in Old Town Collection Now Online, COVID-19 Delivery Options, Getting Started with R Workshop

  1. Communities of Memory in Old Town Collection Now Online
  2. COVID-19 Delivery Options
  3. Getting Started with R Workshop

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1. Communities of Memory in Old Town Collection Now Online

The Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection, Islands and Bridges: Communities of Memory in Old Town, Maine / French Island, is now available online through our ArchivesSpace database.  It is also possible to download a list of all the interviews as a  PDF finding aid for the collection through DigitalCommons@UMaine.  Links from either of those databases provide access to transcripts and the original audio recordings that were captured as a part of this 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine

2. COVID-19 Delivery Options

UMaine students, faculty, and staff unable to retrieve library materials in person can arrange to have those materials delivered by mail. To initiate this process, please locate your item(s) in URSUS and use the request function (look for a red check mark above the search fields).

When your item is available, you will receive an email notification. At that point, please email Fogler Library Circulation Staff ( to discuss delivery options. You must contact us to initiate delivery even if you previously had books mailed to you over the summer.

3. Getting Started with R
September 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online Via Zoom

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). The Getting Started with R workshop will cover the basics of R language including tips and tricks using R Studio. This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group.

This workshop will be presented on Zoom. Please register in advance.

About the Presenter
Amanda Klemmer is an Assistant 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.