Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-21-2021
* National Film Board of Canada CAMPUS Database Now Available * Getting Started with R * New Hot Topics Guide - Marijuana Legalization
- National Film Board of Canada CAMPUS Database Now Available
- Getting Started with R
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1. National Film Board of Canada CAMPUS Database Now Available
University of Maine students, staff, and faculty can now access the National Film Board of Canada CAMPUS database, which provides both licensed and open access streaming video, including animation, documentaries, and theatrical releases in categories such as classics, indigenous studies, arts, history, experimental film, etc. Educators may register for an account which provides access to teaching resources such as study guides, topical playlists, and more.
2. Getting Started with R
September 29, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fogler Library will host a workshop on R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). The Getting Started with R workshop will cover the basics of R language including tips and tricks using R Studio. This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group.
About the Presenter: Amanda Klemmer is an Assistant Professor with the School of Biology and Ecology and Ecology and Environmental Science Program. She teaches the Basics in R Programming Language class at UMaine and has led multiple workshops on the language.
Location: Library Classroom 1, Fogler Library
To register, RSVP here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wSusGmW6bzf9_XHFjKaKjyeN8zEgsaSn05atP4iFRVs/edit
3. New Hot Topics Guide – Marijuana Legalization
This new Hot Topics guide covers the work to legalize marijuana for medical use and the push to legalize it for recreational use. It covers issues unique to Maine, as well as national issues on the topic. Hot Topic guides are designed for undergraduates seeking introductory knowledge on a topic.