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Fathom This July 2012 Newsletter

FATHOM THIS!
The monthly newsletter from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park


July, 2012
Issue #49

Peter Kasin
Park Ranger, Editor/writer

CONTRIBUTORS:
Heather Hernandez
Technical Services Librarian

Eve Vanderschmidt
Maritime Events Coordinator, San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

Welcome to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, your floating national park on San Francisco's historic waterfront, and to the July issue of Fathom This! For information on all the programs the park has to offer, including sailing on the historic scow schooner Alma, please see the park website at http://www.nps.gov/safr/. The website of the park's cooperating association is http://www.maritime.org, and of the cooperating Maritime Library Friends at http://www.maritimelibraryfriends.org.

Fathom This! is sent monthly. To subscribe, or to cancel, please email the editor at peter_kasin@nps.gov. Feel free to enter it, in whole or in part, into blogs.

IN THIS ISSUE:
FLOATING FILMS SERIES
FULL FATHOM FIVE
NEW KEYS CATALOG OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
LINKS

FLOATING FILMS SERIES
Thursdays, July 12 and 26. Onboard Balclutha. Open seating begins 7:30pm. Showtime, 8:30pm. Donation: $5 - $15, suggested. Information: 415-561-6662, or email events@maritime.org. Wheelchair accessible.
Cinema is back, smack dab on the waterfront! Our popular movie series returns to Hyde Street Pier, now in the shelterdeck of the 1886 square-rigged sailing ship Balclutha. Refreshments available by donation.
Thursday, July 12, TITANIC.
Thursday, July 26, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.
Floating Films is hosted by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. Proceeds from these events help support the Association's education programs. Download a flyer at http://www.maritime.org.

FULL FATHOM FIVE
Web address: http://www.fullfathomcollections.blogspot.com.
Follow the library and museum collections news in the park's blog, "Full Fathom Five: Deep Down in the Collections of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park."

NEW KEYS CATALOG OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
Information: Contact Gina Bardi, Reference Librarian, at 415-561-7030, or gina_bardi@nps.gov.
We are delighted to announce the Keys Catalog of library materials at the park. Available online, the new Keys catalog brings the Maritime Library to you. Researchers will now be able to access records of all the cataloged holdings of the library with live links to available electronic editions. It also contains a growing number of records for archival collections that link to the expanded descriptions at the Online Archive of California.

Logins and passwords are freely available to anyone and allow access to Keys Catalog features such as lists, record tagging, and more. Purchase suggestions may be made from any page, with or without a login, but if you have a login, you will receive updates on the status of your suggestion. Tips and tricks for using the Keys Catalog will appear on the library blog (see "Full Fathom Five," above). Contact us for a login, or to learn more!

With support and hosting from Bywater Solutions, the catalog is powered by Koha, the first developed open source integrated library system. Koha is an enterprise class ILS in use worldwide and is developed by a growing community of collaborating libraries. We are proud to now count ourselves among the growing number of institutions Koha community.

LINKS
http://www.nps.gov/safr/ San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

http://www.maritime.org San Francisco Maritime National Park Assoc.

http://www.fullfathomcollections.blogspot.com Full Fathom Five, Library and collections blog.

http://www.maritimelibraryfriends.org The Maritime Library Friends.

http://www.hydestreetlivinghistory.org The park Living History Program's volunteer created and managed website.

http://viking-corsair.org The San Francisco Sea Scouts.

Did You Know?

The Grace Quan during sea trials in 2004.

The GRACE QUAN is a replica of the type of fishing vessel used throughout the Bay Area by Chinese shrimp fishing companies between 1860 and 1910. She was built by San Francisco Maritime and California State park staff and volunteers in 2003. More...