Fogler Plus Newsletter – May 7, 2024

What’s “Fogler Plus”? Raymond H. Fogler LibraryMerrill Library in Machias, Maine InfoNet, and the University of Maine Press provide library collections and related services under the direction of the University of Maine Dean of Libraries. We’ve renamed this newsletter to better reflect all Fogler Plus news and initiatives.

In This Issue:

  • New Catalog Coming Soon: (Faculty) Take Note of Action Items
  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Resources at Fogler Library
  • Featured Resource: Chronicle of Higher Education

New Catalog Coming Soon: (Faculty) Take Note of Action Items

We are excited to announce the first significant update to the University of Maine System Libraries (UMSL) catalog and search experience since 1988, set to debut in mid-June 2024. This will modernize how you interact with library resources, offering a more intuitive and efficient platform for discovering information.

Before June 7, 2024, all Library patrons should review these action items related to their library accounts’ saved searches and history. Faculty should also preview these action items to learn how this will impact their persistent links on BrightSpace or other Course Management Systems. Faculty who are planning to use any new material for Course Reserves or Brightspace in a summer 2024 course should submit their lists by Monday, May 13, 2024. This is because the library will temporarily stop purchasing new materials during the upcoming transition to the new library catalog. See Submitting Reserve Materials to Fogler.

Instruction materials for updating persistent links in the catalog coming soon.

For more information and updates, please visit the UMSL ILS Transition Guide.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Resources at Fogler Library

May is celebrated as Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month, and we are highlighting our Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Resources guide. This guide features a selection of resources available through Fogler Library.

Featured Resource: Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is updated daily and provides news, information, and job listings for people in academe. The Chronicle’s Web site features the text from the current print edition, posted every Monday morning; commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; a searchable archive of every issue published since September 1989; slide shows, podcasts, and video; discussion forums; data from the annual Almanac of Higher Education and other reports; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.