Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 2-9-2021
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Racial Justice Collection, Expanding Scholarly Impact
- Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Now Available
- Racial Justice Collection on Digital Commons
- Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine
- Adding Electronic Course Reserves to Brightspace
Featured Resource: Document Delivery Services
University of Maine faculty, staff, and students may use this service to obtain pdf copies of journal articles or book chapters (up to 30 pages) held by Fogler Library. Staff will post a scanned pdf to the requester’s ILLiad account. Please use the ILLiad form for either an Article or Book Chapter when submitting Document Delivery requests.
1. Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Now Available
The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies, which are composed of over 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. Testimonies were produced in cooperation with thirty-six affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel. The Fortunoff Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those who were in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators. Testimonies were recorded in whatever language the witness preferred, and range in length from 30 minutes to over 40 hours (recorded over several sessions). Users will be granted access to the resource by following this multi-step process, as listed on the resource’s web page: 1) Register in Aviary, 2) Receive Confirmation Email, 3) Search and Request Access to Testimonies, and 4) View Requested Testimonies.
2. Racial Justice Collection on Digital Commons
The University of Maine Racial Justice Collection is a Digital Commons archive of primary sources by, from, and about the Black community and racial justice issues at the University of Maine and in the greater Bangor region. The collection was created in response to the increased social awareness of racial justice issues in the United States following the murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020.
University Archivist Matthew Revitt (email@example.com) encourages faculty to send him curriculum material and publications they may have created on the subject of racial justice.
3. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine
In December, DigitalCommons@UMaine had 98,326 full-text downloads. 487 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 64,606. The University of Maine scholarship was read by 3,700 institutions across 195 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.
4. Adding Electronic Course Reserves to Brightspace
Faculty can now provide access to their electronic course reserves through Brightspace. To configure access to your course reserves via Brightspace, please use the following steps:
- Access Brightspace
- Create a course module and name it “Electronic Reserves”
- Add “External Learning” tool
- “Add a Link” for “Ares Course Reserves”
- Once link appears: click the dropdown arrow on right > “Edit Properties In-Place” > checkmark “Open as External Resource”
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note your course number, section, and ask to add your “Course Offering Code” to Ares. Library staff will let you know when it is ready to access
After access is configured, students can log into Brightspace, locate your course, and find readings in the “Electronic Reserves” module.