Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 3-23-2021

Maine Women's History Collection Now Available, HDCC Film Series: Indigenous Climate Shorts; Expanding Scholarly Impact with Digital Commons

  1. Maine Women’s History Collection Now Available
  2. Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Indigenous Climate Shorts
  3. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine

Featured Resource: Picture a Scientist Documentary

Available to stream online, Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science.

1. Maine Women’s History Collection Now Available

Fogler Library is pleased to announce the Maine Women’s History Collection, an online collection that chronicles the activism and public discourse of women’s organizations in Maine from the late 1800s to the present. The collection documents the efforts of women’s organizations to address a variety of social and political issues including women’s suffrage, the Equal Rights Amendment, childcare, healthcare, environmental pollution, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and social stratification.

The materials in the collection consist primarily of records and publications from Maine women’s organizations. The collection also includes government documents, academic studies, and documents from Maine organizations that allied with feminist organizations.

For more information, contact Fogler Library Special Collections at 207.581.1686 or

2. Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Indigenous Climate Shorts
March 30, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom

From the United Nations University, a series of short films on indigenous land use, climate change adaptation, and local knowledge.

Film showing includes a discussion on knowledge co-production and collaborative research led by Bridie McGreavy, Associate Professor of Environmental Communication, John Daigle, Professor of Forest Recreation Management, and Tony Sutton, PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

The film series will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP in advance to attend.

The Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Climate Change Institute, Department of Communication and Journalism, Fogler Library, and the School of Marine Sciences.

3. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine

Last month, DigitalCommons@UMaine had 107,074 full-text downloads. 419 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 65,392. The University of Maine scholarship was read by 4,160 institutions across 193 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.