The Gateway to Digital Collections provides online access to thousands of selected, digitized materials in all formats ---- full text, image, sound, video,and finding aids. The materials are among the special collections made available by the UMS Libraries, in collaboration with other campus units, and in partnership with other cultural institutions in Maine. The University of Maine System Libraries are pleased to present this searchable database and its content for public use, and in support of the education, research and public service mission of the University.

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Digital Collections Include
Cooperative Forestry Research Unit
DigitalCommons@UMaine
ETD Electronic Theses and Dissertations
History of Maine Fisheries
Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing
Listening Center Online
Maine Government Documents
Maine Humanities Council
Maine Music Box
Maine Town Reports
Manuscript Finding Aids
Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Collection
William P. Palmer III Collection
William S. Cohen Papers
Windows on Maine
Cooperative Forestry Research Unit
Contains the full-text of CFRU reports, technical bulletins, and theses resulting from research by staff and associates, from 1970 on, focusing on ecology, economics, and growth and management of Maine forests. CFRU, University of Maine.
http://library.umaine.edu/cfru/search.asp

DigitalCommons@UMaine
DigitalCommons at UMaine provides access to the scholarly, educational, and creative works of the University of Maine community. It is coordinated by Raymond H. Fogler Library and is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the College of Education and Human Development, the Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Lifelong Learning.
http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/

ETD Electronic Theses and Dissertations
A database of University of Maine doctoral dissertations (1964+) and masters’ theses (1876+). Many of the records also provide abstracts and link to the full-text documents. Access to a limited number of full-text documents may be restricted. Fogler Library Special Collections.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/theses/index.htm

History of Maine Fisheries
A database that indexes and contains links to digital reproductions of archival documents, articles, and government publications relating to the history of fisheries in Maine. Fogler Library Special Collections.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/fisheries/

Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing
Various volumes contain poetry, short stories, interviews, artwork and photography. University of Maine at Augusta.
http://libraries.maine.edu/Kennebec/kennebec.htm

Listening Center Online
Provides access to over 6,000 jazz and classical tracks that support the music curriculum of the University of Maine. Music included in the database is selected from the Compact Disc collection in the library Media Resource Center and converted to MP3 format for online access. Fogler Library.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/lco/default.htm

Maine Government Documents
Publications in the collection date from 1820 to the present and include information on all aspects of Maine history, culture, natural resources and commerce. This collection of 12,568 titles contains about 71,000 documents. Fogler Library Special Collections.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/Portaldb/statedocs.htm

Maine Humanities Council
The Maine Humanities Council podcast includes readings, lectures, interviews, and other programs sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and partners like the Portland Public Library. This project is supported by a special Digital Humanities Start-Up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
http://mainehumanities.org/podcasts/index.html

Maine Music Box
Consists of approximately 22,000 peices of historical and popular sheet music published and widely played from the mid-19th century until around 1990. Selected scores may have an associated computer-generated sound file. Other scores, based on faculty request, may have associated “Scorch” files.The database is produced by The University of Maine's Fogler Library in partnership with the Bagaduce Music Lending Library.
http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/

Maine Town Reports
A database of the annual reports of thirty towns from across the state of Maine. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century onward, these reports document local governance, public education, and the development and maintenance of infrastructure, such as roads and water and sewer systems. They also provide some information on local residents, industries and individual businesses. Original annual reports for all Maine municipalities are available at the Maine State Library in Augusta.
http://library.umaine.edu/townreport/

Manuscript Finding Aids
Searchable database of 115 finding aids (and more topics are continually being added). Fogler Library Special Collections.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/eadsearch/

Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Collection
The Carr Collection is a subset of the University of Maine Museum of Art collections. The Carr Online Gallery contains digital surrogates of the nearly 300 modern and contemporary prints that comprise the collection, including works by Pablo Picasso, Josef Albers, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Joan Miro and Robert Delaunay, as well as a fine collection of 90 paintings and World War II political cartoons by William Gropper. University of Maine Museum of Art.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/Carr/search.asp

William P. Palmer III Collection
The Hudson Museum's pre-eminent collection of archaeological material from Mexico and Central America, and ethnographic holdings from the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada. The Palmer collection features an internationally significant assemblage of 2,828 Precolumbian ceramics, lithics and gold work dating from 2000 BC to the Spanish Conquest, and also includes over 200 objects that date to the heyday of Northwest Coast collecting, 1875-1930. Hudson Museum, University of Maine.
http://library.umaine.edu/hudson/palmer/default.asp

William S. Cohen Papers
The William S. Cohen papers consist of the records created by Cohen and his staff in the course of Cohen's duties as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979 and as a U.S. Senator from 1979 to 1997. These multimedia files record Cohen's legislative and committee-related work, the attention and services he offered to his constituents, his public relations and press activities, and the administrative activities of his office in Washington D.C. and in the six state offices in Maine. They also document Cohen's career from his decision to run for Congress in 1972 through the announcement of his retirement from the Senate in 1996. His service as Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 2001 is reflected in 16 CD-ROM disks and a group of videotapes. Cohen's private papers, the bulk of which consist of the manuscripts for the nine books he has written, are included as well. Fogler Library Special Collections.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/portaldb/cohen.htm

Windows on Maine
An online service offering streaming video programs and clips, and other primary and secondary digital resources, via broadband and wireless connections. It features a searchable database of complete programs and video clips from Maine Public Broadcasting Network's award winning historical series, HOME, the Story of Maine and its signature science series, Quest, Investigating Our World.The video resources are complemented by a broader range of other digitally converted materials: images of artifacts, text resources, audio files, maps, data sets, satellite and radar images, sonar and other seafloor images that document Maine's history and the Gulf of Maine ecology. UMS Libraries.
http://windowsonmaine.library.umaine.edu