Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-20-2020

High-Performance Computing Workshop, Hot Topics: Elections, Technology Equipment for Faculty

  1. High-Performance Computing Workshop
  2. Hot Topics: Elections
  3. Technology Equipment for Faculty

Featured Resource: Substance Use Disorder and the Opioid Epidemic Hot Topics Guide
Created by the Reference and Information Literacy Department, Hot Topics: Substance Use Disorder and the Opioid Epidemic provides useful information, resources, and background on the opioid epidemic, both in Maine and in the United States. The guide outlines a number of databases, books, articles, and statistics that may be useful to researchers across many disciplines.

1. Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge
October 26 – October 30
Online via Email

Join UMaine’s Fogler Library and the Department of Communication and Journalism for Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge. Each day, for five days, participants will receive brief tasks designed to build their news literacy, while having fun and learning something new. Activities include discerning fact from fiction in popular news stories, de/constructing the purpose and content of the news, and examining the role of confirmation bias in how we interact with news media.

RSVP to join us!

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2. High-Performance Computing Workshop
October 28, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

High-Performance Computing (HPC) is essential for projects involving large data sets, complex simulations, and rapid calculations. This workshop will introduce HPC and describe its applications in the University of Maine System (UMS) and at UMaine. Learn how to use HPC efficiently to accelerate your research. This workshop is presented in collaboration with the UMS Advanced Computing Group.

To attend this workshop, please register online.

About the Presenter
Steve Cousins is the Supercomputer Engineer/Administrator for the UMS Advanced Computing Group. He got his start in supercomputing in 2000 by parallelizing the Penobscot Bay circulation model for the Ocean Modeling Group at UMaine. Since 2012, he has built and administered HPC resources for UMS.

3. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine

Last month, DigitalCommons@UMaine had 100,330 full-text downloads and 564 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 65,213. University of Maine scholarship was read by 4,010 institutions across 185 countries.

Fogler Library offers an online guide to DigitalCommons@UMaine, complete with video and step-by-step tutorials for creating an account and self-archiving in our institutional repository. Contact your Fogler Library subject specialist to learn more.