Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 11-9-2021
* Cloud-Based Data Storage Workshop * Government Publications * JSTOR
Featured Resource: Mintel Academic
Mintel publishes over 220 marketing reports in the US every year. Reports include data such as answers to consumer survey questions to identify key demographics or target markets; a comprehensive overview of the market size, including a five year forecast; and brand share, category trends, consumer attitudes and behaviors, and analysis on what’s working, what’s not working, and what’s coming next.
Fogler Library has been a United States Government Publications Depository since 1907, and a Regional (complete) Depository since 1963 — the only such in Northern New England. Of the 1100 Federal Depository Libraries there are only 47 with this distinction.
Over 2.3 million government publications comprise the collection, some dating back to 1789. Their formats include: hardbound book, paperback, map, poster, microfiche, audio and video cassette, floppy disk, CD-ROM and DVD. As the century began, the US federal government gave a big push for transition to issuing nearly all new government publications in digital form. So 313,076 more are now accessible online via links in our online catalog URSUS. And even past websites of agencies are available at CyberCemetery.
Major strengths of this collection include: aquaculture, census information and demographics, earth sciences, foreign relations, forestry, international commerce, marine studies, political science, water resources, and wildlife. Fogler is also a Census Data Center Affiliate.
JSTOR now includes temporary access to more than 18,000 items from six Fogler Library digital archive collections. JSTOR has recently begun to display selected primary source content in “community collections” from UMaine and hundreds of other institutions, alongside Artstor images and full-text academic content from scholarly journals, e-books, and more, in its search results. Try a search for “Katahdin” to see how this works. The UMaine collections may also be browsed on JSTOR