Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 8-31-2021

Grant Workshops and Training Opportunities, Cooper Milliken Papers and Plans, Expanding Scholarly Impact with Digital Commons

  1. Grant Workshops and Training Opportunities
  2. Finding Aid for Cooper Milliken Papers and Plans
  3. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine

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1. Grant Workshops and Training Opportunities

Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development sponsor grant workshops and training throughout the academic year.

At the “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics” workshop, participants will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn grant writing basics

Upcoming Grants 101 workshop dates:

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 10am-12pm via Zoom. RSVP here.
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 10am-12pm via Zoom. RSVP here.

Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development will also host the Finding Funding Challenge on December 13-17, 2021. Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with tasks designed to build your grantseeking skills. You will learn how to effectively and efficiently find funding opportunities tailored to your creative and scholarly interests, strategically read a request for proposals, and make your grant proposal a standout. RSVP here.

2. Finding Aid for Cooper Milliken Papers and Plans

A new finding aid for the Cooper Milliken Papers and Plans is now available on Digital Commons. The Milliken Papers and Plans collection is composed of correspondence, financial records, photographs, and plans that were created by the architect Cooper Milliken and his firm for various clients. Some prominent projects included the renovations of Alumni Hall, Fernald Hall, and Carnegie Hall at the University of Maine, as well as the designs for the City of Old Town, the Old Town Airport, Old Town Canoe Company, the James W. Sewall Company, the Penobscot County Court House, the City of Orono, and the Dow Air Force Base Exchange building.

For more information or to access materials in the collection, please contact our Special Collections Department.

3. Expanding Scholarly Impact with DigitalCommons@UMaine

Last month, DigitalCommons at UMaine had 88,499 full-text downloads, and 609 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 67,808. The University of Maine scholarship was read by 3,634 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.