Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 11-15-17

In this issue:

  1. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad
  2. November Grants 101 Workshop
  3. ScholComm 2018

1. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad

If you are planning to travel out of the country and would like to ensure access to Fogler resources while you are away, please contact your Subject Librarian ahead of time.

2. November Grants 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10am-12pm

The Grant Development Office and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

To attend the November Grants 101 Workshop, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form.

3. ScholComm 2018

Date & Time: January 17, 2018, 9am-2pm
Location: University Club, Fogler Library

Organized by Fogler Library, ScholComm 2018 is a one-day conference dedicated to key topics in scholarly communication. Join us for the following informative and engaging workshops:

  • Open Access Publishing
  • Alternative Metrics to Gauge Scholarly Impact Online
  • Managing Your Online Scholarly Presence through Google Scholar and ORCID
  • Self-Archiving in Digital Commons

Light morning refreshments and lunch will be included. The conference will take place in the University Club on the 2nd floor of Fogler Library.

RSVP by Friday, December 22nd, to secure your spot! Registration is free. Space is limited. Please send any questions to Jen Bonnet at jenbonnet@maine.edu.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 11-8-17

In this issue:

  1. ScholComm 2018

1. ScholComm 2018

Date & Time: January 17, 2018, 9am-2pm
Location: University Club, Fogler Library

Organized by Fogler Library, ScholComm 2018 is a one-day conference dedicated to key topics in scholarly communication. Join us for informative and engaging workshops on open access, alternative metrics, online researcher identities, and DigitalCommons@UMaine.

Light morning refreshments and lunch will be included. The conference will take place in the University Club on the 2nd floor of Fogler Library.

RSVP by Friday, December 22nd, to secure your spot! Registration is free. Space is limited. Please send any questions to Jen Bonnet at jenbonnet@maine.edu.

Workshop 1: Open Access Publishing
What is open access? How visible is your scholarship online? Did you know that making your work more accessible could lead to a citation advantage? Join us to learn about open access publishing models and options for making your work available online.

Workshop 2: Alternative Metrics to Gauge Scholarly Impact Online
Join the UMaine library to find out more about ways in which scholarly impact is evolving, how to use altmetrics to support applications for grants, promotion, and tenure, and where to find alternative metrics in UMaine resources.

Workshop 3: Managing Your Online Scholarly Presence through Google Scholar and ORCID
Learn how to optimize Google Scholar profiles to enhance your online scholarly presence. Discover what an ORCID identifier is and why you might want to have one. Engage in an open discussion of online identities and why one system may be a better fit than another.

Workshop 4: Self-Archiving in Digital Commons
Learn about self-archiving in UMaine’s open access, institutional repository, DigitalCommons@UMaine. Topics include copyright clearance, finding copyright permissions in SHERPA/RoMEO, and a demonstration of the data collection interface in DigitalCommons@UMaine. This session will include hands-on practice self-archiving a full-text work.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 11-1-17

In this issue:

  1. Create Your First Video Game Workshop
  2. November Grants 101 Workshop

1. Create Your First Video Game Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, November 2nd, 6-7pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

From Candy Crush to Minecraft, we have all played a video game at one point or another. If you have ever wanted to not only play games but make them as well, then stop in to learn the basics of the professional game making software Unity.

No coding experience is necessary, and by the end of the workshop, you’ll have made your very own video game!

About the Presenters 
The Game Developers Guild is a brand new club on campus, created with the mission to enable coders, artists, and designers of all skill levels to collaborate, learn, and create video games.

2. November Grants 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10am-12pm

The Grant Development Office and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

To attend the November Grants 101 Workshop, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-25-17

In this issue:

  1. 2017 Election Guide
  2. Crowdsourcing Transcriptions for Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers
  3. Create Your First Video Game Workshop

1. 2017 Election Guide Now Available

An updated Election 2017 guide has been published by Fogler’s Reference & Information Literacy Department. The guide includes details on upcoming referendum questions and elections.  Please share this information with your students.

2. Crowdsourcing Transcriptions for Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers

Images of handwritten documents in the Fannie Hardy Eckstorm collection have been posted to Digital Maine Transcription Project, which allows members of the public to transcribe significant Maine documents so they will be searchable online. More information about Eckstorm and the collection can be found in the Eckstorm Papers Finding Aid.

Anyone interested in contributing to the project can register for a free account. After registering, search for “Eckstorm” to see the files and select a page to transcribe.

3. Create Your First Video Game Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, November 2nd, 6-7pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

From Candy Crush to Minecraft, we have all played a video game at one point or another. If you have ever wanted to not only play games but make them as well, then stop in to learn the basics of the professional game making software Unity.

No coding experience is necessary, and by the end of the workshop, you’ll have made your very own video game!

About the Presenters 
The Game Developers Guild is a brand new club on campus, created with the mission to enable coders, artists, and designers of all skill levels to collaborate, learn, and create video games.

Information on the upcoming elections

Election day November 7th is just around the corner.   View our updated 2017 elections guide which includes information on Maine and local elections.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-18-17

In this issue:

  1. Crowdsourcing Transcriptions for Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers
  2. Create Your First Video Game Workshop

1. Crowdsourcing Transcriptions for Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers

Images of handwritten documents in the Fannie Hardy Eckstorm collection have been posted to Digital Maine Transcription Project, which allows members of the public to transcribe significant Maine documents so they will be searchable online. More information about Eckstorm and the collection can be found in the Eckstorm Papers Finding Aid.

Anyone interested in contributing to the project can register for a free account. After registering, search for “Eckstorm” to see the files and select a page to transcribe.

2. Create Your First Video Game Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, November 2nd, 6-7pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

From Candy Crush to Minecraft, we have all played a video game at one point or another. If you have ever wanted to not only play games but make them as well, then stop in to learn the basics of the professional game making software Unity.

No coding experience is necessary, and by the end of the workshop, you’ll have made your very own video game!

About the Presenters 
The Game Developers Guild is a brand new club on campus, created with the mission to enable coders, artists, and designers of all skill levels to collaborate, learn, and create video games.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-11-17

In this issue:

  1. Find Films to Use in your Course
  2. November Grants 101 Workshop

 


1. Find Films to Use in Your Course

See this guide for various film options that the Library provides access to, including streaming videos through Films on Demand and Kanopy, and films on DVD available in URSUS.

2. November Grants 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10am-12pm

The Grant Development Office and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

To attend the November Grants 101 Workshop, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form.

Earn New Information Literacy Badge

Earners of the new Engaged Black Bear Information Literacy Badge can learn about and engage in Fogler Library’s information literacy services and become involved in information literacy issues by participating in library events and activities.  For more information, visit the Information Literacy badge description page.

Engaged Black Bear Learning Pathway digital badges were created to engage undergraduate students at three levels — taking them from a participant to leader within a chosen area of interest. For more information about the Engaged Black Bear program, visit the EBB website.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-4-17

In this issue:

  1. Nexis Uni Database
  2. November Grants 101 Workshop

1. Nexis Uni Database

For those of you familiar with the database LexisNexis Academic, please note that this database has a new name and a new look.  Now called Nexis Uni, the full-text news, business, and legal content is the same, but the search interface is quite different.  Please contact Nancy Lewis (lewis@maine.edu) if you’d like an overview of the new features.

2. November Grants 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10am-12pm

The Grant Development Office and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

To attend the November Grants 101 Workshop, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-27-17

In this issue:

  1. Making Connections within Gale Primary Sources Workshop
  2. Expanding Scholarly Impact for UMaine Faculty
  3. November Grants 101 Workshop

1. The “Long” 18th Century: Making Connections within Gale Primary Sources

Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Location: Library Classroom, 1st floor Fogler Library

As part of the 2017 Digital Humanities Week, this workshop will provide an overview of critical primary sources available to scholars at the University of Maine seeking to enhance their digital humanities research experience. Representatives from Gale will review the Gale Primary Sources platform, including core primary source databases available through the library. We will also cover recent research enhancements that may not easily be found within the normal library discovery tool environment, including term frequency, term clusters, downloadable OCR, and other integrated workflow tools. Bring your own laptop, or use one provided by Fogler Library.

2. Expanding Scholarly Impact for UMaine Faculty

During August 2017, DigitalCommons@UMaine experienced more than 47,000 full-text downloads and over 300 new submissions. UMaine scholarship was read by nearly 3000 institutions across 177 countries.

Are you interested in increasing your scholarly impact on a global level by uploading in DigitalCommons@UMaine? Contact your Fogler Library subject specialist to learn more.

3. November Grants 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10am-12pm

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

To attend the October Grants 101 Workshop, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form.