Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 4-6-2021
Input from Researchers Using Aerial Photography; New UMaine Finding Aids; Research Impact Challenge; Literature Review Resources for Undergraduate
- Seeking Input from Researchers Using Aerial Photography
- New UMaine Finding Aids Now Available
- Research Impact Challenge
- Literature Review Resources for Undergraduates
Featured Resource: Guide to Open Access Publishing
Open Access (OA) refers to the free, online availability of research outputs, coupled with the rights to use these outputs fully in the digital environment. This guide is designed to help researchers understand the different aspects of OA as it relates to scholarly communications at large. If you have additional questions about the world of academic publishing, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your subject librarian.
1. Seeking Input from Researchers Using Aerial Photography
Fogler Library Special Collections is seeking input from faculty and researchers who use aerial photography in their research. The research does not have to be about Maine. We’re hoping to gather more information from researchers about how aerial photographs are used, as well as the affordances and limitations of different types of images. This feedback will help inform curatorial decisions about the Sewall Company Aerial Photographs.
Please contact Head of Special Collections Richard Hollinger (email@example.com) if you are able to provide input on this subject.
2. New UMaine Finding Aids Now Available
More finding aids for University of Maine records held by Fogler Library have been added to the finding aid page on Digital Commons. The most recent finding aid is for the papers of former faculty member and founder of the National Poetry Foundation Carroll F. Terrell. Matthew Revitt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian, is currently processing records related to the National Poetry Foundation publications Paideuma and Sagetrieb.
If you have material you think might be appropriate for the University Archive, please contact email@example.com.
3. Research Impact Challenge
April 12 – April 16
Online via Email
Back by popular demand! The Research Impact Challenge is a professional development opportunity to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work.
Each day for five days during Maine IMPACT Week, participants will receive an email with a suggested task designed to build and curate one’s scholarly profile, measure the impact of one’s research, and/or promote one’s work to reach new audiences.
This is an asynchronous, self-paced program, with daily “challenges” designed for researchers to accomplish over the course of one week. However, each activity stands alone and can be completed separately from the others and at a time that is convenient for participants. Throughout the week, participants will also receive tips for staying on top of publishing trends that may benefit their scholarship.
All are welcome to participate – the activities may be especially resonant for graduate students and early career scholars.
4. Literature Review Resources for Undergraduates
If your students missed last week’s Literature Review Challenge for Undergrads, they can still participate! The Challenge is now available online and provides a series of brief tasks designed to help participants take their literature review process to the next level, including defining or refining a research question, strategically searching for literature, accessing paywalled sources, organizing and synthesizing ideas between sources, and using citation software to manage writing projects.