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Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-11-2019

In this issue High Performance Computing Workshop Getting Started with R Information Literacy Guidelines for First-Year Students Featured Resource: Guide to Altmetrics Altmetrics is the use of alternative, or nontraditional, measurements to better understand the extent of a work’s scholarly impact. Altmetrics serve as a complement to traditional metrics (e.g., citation counts) by incorporating statistics […]

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Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-4-2019

In this issue Fogler Library Faculty Services Workshop High Performance Computing Workshop Information Literacy Guidelines for First-Year Students Featured Resource: DigitalCommons@UMaine Digital Commons at UMaine provides access to the scholarly, educational, and creative works of the University of Maine community. It contains over 57,000 items from over 700 academic disciplines. Items on Digital Commons at […]

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Jane Monroe’s Diary

Nineteenth century women’s diaries provide documentation of women’s thoughts about their lives and the world around them, an important counterweight to more impersonal government records or personal records kept by men. Quite rare until about 1830, even the smallest diary can provide a glimpse into the life of the diarist and those around her. One […]

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Maine Town Reports

Elaine wishes more people knew about our town report collection. For many towns, we hold reports from the early 1800s to present, making this a great resource for exploring the history of any town in Maine.  Library staff members here and at the Maine State Library have been writing to towns to request their annual […]

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Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 8-27-2019

In this issue Fogler Library Faculty Services Workshop Information Literacy Guidelines for First-Year Students Including Information Literacy Curriculum in Your Courses Extra Credit Opportunity for Students: Beyond Fake News Workshop 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. […]

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A Recipe for Business

During his senior year at the University of Maine, Tyler Cote took the first steps to launch his business, Lorraine’s Cakes, a gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and all organic cake company. As a gluten-free vegan, Cote had a good idea of how his product could succeed in the marketplace, but he knew that targeted research and […]

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Partnering for Knowledge

By Jen Bonnet and Liliana Herakova At the University of Maine, the introductory Public Speaking course, CMJ 103, enrolls around 500 students every semester. Most of the students are in their first year of college, and for many, this is the only communication course they will take. For that reason, the course offers a critical […]

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Remnants of Our Lives Collection Available Online

The entire Remnants of Our Lives collection is now available online, with links to materials gathered in 47 interviews — a total of 1,020 digital items — including audio, transcripts, and photographs. “Remnants of Our Lives: Maine Women and Traditional Textile Arts” was an exhibition, sponsored and curated by the Northeast Archives of Folklore and […]

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Maine Bicentennial Materials in DigitalCommons@UMaine

As Maine’s Bicentennial approaches, institutions, scholars, students and residents are once again looking to examine the events that culminated in Maine’s statehood. To support these efforts, we have gathered from our collections items that we hope will be of particular relevance and will provide a variety of perspectives on sensitive topics related to political, economic, […]

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Booker T. Washington Letter

Matthew says of his favorite, “While processing a folder that had been titled ‘general correspondence’ of former university president Abram Harris I came across this hidden gem, a 1897 letter from Booker T. Washington to Harris. It’s rewarding to feel like researchers might now be able to more easily find this particular letter which has […]

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