Fogler Plus Newsletter — May 22, 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.

In This Issue:

  • New Catalog Update: Temporary Request Service Interruption
  • Digital Maine Library: Wall Street Journal, & More!
  • Fogler Librarians Participate in Maine Libraries Association Conference
  • Featured Resource: ArchivesSpace Online Database

New Catalog Update: Temporary Request Service Interruption

The University of Maine System Libraries (UMSL) will experience a temporary request service interruption from June to late September 2024 due to a long awaited library catalog system enhancement.

There will be a service interruption to UMS patrons’ ability to initiate a request online from Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, Law & Legislative Reference Library, and from the statewide MaineCat system. In addition, public library patrons will be unable to initiate an online request from the UMS Libraries. However, during this period of service interruption, library patrons should contact their library for assistance in requesting materials through other means.

Requests from one UMS Library to another UMS Library will only be affected from June 7 through June 11, 2024.

Digital Maine Library: WSJ, & More!

Did you know? Some of the databases and subscriptions you access through Fogler Library are available to us through the Digital Maine Library, funded by the state of Maine to ensure all Maine residents have free access to full text articles and other content from reliable sources. Publications include the Wall Street Journal and Nature. Some frequently used databases provided by the state of Maine include, Gale Literary Criticism, and Environment Complete.

Access to these resources is fully incorporated into Fogler Library’s website, catalog and database page, so there’s no need to go to the Digital Maine Library’s website to use them. However, if you’d like to learn more about the Digital Maine Library, you can read more on their About page.

Fogler Librarians Participate in Maine Libraries Association Conference

Two of Fogler’s Research and Instruction librarians participated in the Maine Libraries Association Annual Conference (May 20-21, 2024). Christopher Clark discussed AI Literacy and Library Engagement, which covered the basics of AI literacy, and ways to both promote its use and navigate it safely and effectively. John Hutchinson presented on Trademarks, focusing on the new Trademark Search System from the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Featured Resource: ArchivesSpace Online Database.

The library’s ArchivesSpace database allows researchers to identify and learn more about materials held by Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department. The materials cover a wide range of subjects reflecting historical events, business, education, arts, and sciences. ArchivesSpace includes finding aids for manuscripts, university records, and oral history interviews, as well as a limited selection of digital resources.