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Sinclair Open 24/7
(11/28/10 - 12/17/10)

Sinclair Library Building begins 24/7 on Sunday, Nov. 28th opening at 12:00pm and we will remain open until Friday, December 17th closing at 6:00pm.

Security Guards will request to see a valid UH ID (validated for the current semester) from 9:00pm to 7:30am the next morning, daily. (Library personnel and those who have offices in Sinclair Library are reminded to carry with them their UH ID if entering the building during this time.)

Library Closed During Interim
(12/18/10 - 1/2/11)

The University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Manoa) is continuing efforts to preserve our environment and operate in a sustainable manner.

With classes not in session during the holiday season, UH Manoa will "power down" participating buildings as part of our Manoa Green Days (MGD) Program. While we continue to recognize that UH Manoa is a State agency providing public service and functions as an academic and research-intensive institution, we are also cognizant of classroom usage and employee work pattern changes during the holidays and breaks given the student semester calendar.

We appreciate your continued consideration and efforts in saving resources and conserving power on our campus while balancing our public service responsibilities as a State agency. You exemplify our leadership role as an institution of higher learning and research committed to efforts of preserving our environment and operating in a sustainable manner.

Updated details of the Manoa Green Days Program for the 2010-2011 academic year will be posted on the MGD website along with a list of participating buildings. This website also contains instructions on how our campus community can provide comments about the success and challenges they face participating in the program for this academic year.

Please see the Interim Hours for both Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries in support of our Manoa Green Days (MGD) Program.

ILL Office Closed for Winter Break
(12/17/10 - 1/3/11)

News from InterLibrary Loan:

The Hamilton Library InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Office will be closed due to interim furloughs from Friday, December 17, 2010 at 5 p.m., and reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 8 a.m.

Please submit ILL requests before December 1, 2010 to help insure receipt before winter break.

ILL requests submitted during the closure period will be processed after January 3, 2011. There may be delays due to backlogs. We apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo for your understanding.

Access Services Winter Interim Preparation
(12/18/10 - 1/2/11)

The Access Services Department will begin a closure schedule for Voyager "Get This Item" services in order to wrap up services for the Library's Winter Interim Closure (Dec. 18, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011).

The Voyager "Get This Item" Services for IntraSystem Loans, IntraSystem Articles and Hamilton general collection loans will be turned off according to the following schedule. Requests will no longer be able to be placed online via Voyager from the listed dates until January 3, 2011.

Items from the general collections may still be checked out when brought to the Circulation Counter or self-check out station through December 17, 2010.

Please contact Jan Sung or Naomi Chow about any questions regarding the Access Services Shut Down Schedule.

Voyager Services For
"Get This Item"
Shut Down Restart
  • Hold or Transfer This Item
  • Recall This Checked Out Item
For books/loans from other UH libraries outside of UH Manoa
Friday, Dec. 3rd Monday, Jan. 3rd
  • Hold or Transfer This Item
  • Recall This Checked Out Item
For Hamilton books from the general collections including Government Documents

For Sinclair Audiovisual (AV) Items
Friday, Dec. 10th

Friday, Dec. 17th(3 p.m.)
Monday, Jan. 3rd
  • UH Manoa IntraSystem Article Request
For articles from other UH libraries outside of Hamilton
Thursday, Dec. 16th(early a.m.) Monday, Jan. 3rd
  • UH Manoa Hawaiian/Pacific
  • Special Research Collections
Friday, Monday, Jan. 3rd

Open Access Week 2010
(10/26/10 - 10/28/10)

Open Access is Sustainable Access for All!

Faculty scholars and researchers routinely give away the fruits of their labor to for-profit publishers of scholarly communication.

1) Research library budgets cannot sustain ever-increasing subscription costs for scholarly journals; open access journals provide a different model for scholarly communication that empowers the author rather than the publisher.

2) When research is published in open access journals and/or placed in open access institutional repositories, members of the public can access needed research results, which are often funded with tax-payer monies.

3) A growing body of research suggests that open access to research articles and research data spurs on new discoveries and is more cited than research locked behind a pay wall.

Join us in exploring these myriad efforts to liberate scholarly communication during the international celebration of Open Access Week, 2010. Events organized for the week are:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
12:00 noon
Queen Lili'uokalani Center, Room 412
RSVP required as light lunch will be served
Speaker: Christine Sorensen, Dean of UH Manoa College of Education>

A tenured professor in Educational Technology, Christine Sorensen, has been the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) since 2007, coming to UHM after serving as dean at Northern Illinois University (NIU) from 2001. She has taught in the areas of educational leadership, curriculum, and research and evaluation. She began teaching interactive video and web-based classes more than a decade ago. Her research and publications have focused on distance education, the integration of technology in education, and organizational change, although she also is co-author for one of the leading texts on educational research methods. She is on the editorial board of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education and has been a judge for the national Crystal Awards for best distance education programming. Dr. Sorensen has received over $15 million in grants and has published and presented both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the NIU faculty in 1996, Dr. Sorensen was a research and evaluation specialist at the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her early careers included ten years in radio and television. Dr. Sorensen received her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Houston and her masters and Ph.D. in higher education from Iowa State University.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:00 pm
Sinclair Library, Heritage Reading Room
RSVP required wine and pupus will be served.
Speaker: Catherine Nancarrow, Consulting Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine, and formerly with Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Catherine Nancarrow has over two decades of editorial experience in biomedical publishing, having served as the Managing Editor of four community-run journals at the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and the wjm-western journal of medicine (BMJ Publishing Group) and as a Development/Coordinating Editor for a wide range of health science texts and journals published by such publishers as Little Brown and Lippincott-Williams and Williams. She is currently a Consulting Editor for the Archives of Internal Medicine as well as an Advocacy Consultant with PLoS and other organizations with the aim to educate and inspire the scientific and publishing communities to increase access to the work they generate or publish.

VISIT THE GRADUATE STUDENT OPEN ACCESS INFORMATION TABLE Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October, 28th
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Campus Center
You can talk to graduate students about Open Access issues, receive free information, and get an Open Access pen!

For more information please call, Beth Tillinghast (956-6130) or email.

UH Voyager Downtime

Due to network maintanence UH Voyager will be down on the morning of September 6th. Voyager should be back later in the afternoon or the following day.

(1/10/11 - 5/15/11)

The MAGIS lab will be, with the exception of Thursday 9.30 to 1, open from 9.30 am to 5 pm when school is in session. For details, please visit:

Reminder that the lab is open to all students, faculty and staff at the University of Hawaii for their teaching and research needs, with preference given to geospatial users. We also welcome community users with geospatial needs and will assist them as and when time permits.


*NEW LAB, SOFTWARE, MAP ROOM, BROCHURE* Manoa MAGIS (Maps, Aerials & GIS) is pleased to announce the opening of its new area in the basement of Hamilton Library. Our maps are all in one place now and we now have a brand new MAGIS lab featuring 8 GIS workstations. The workstations feature ArcGIS, ENVI, MS-Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

The lab will be open Monday to Thursday, 1-5 when school is in session for Fall 2010 starting September 6, 2010. The lab is actually currently open during Mon-Thu 1-5, all software is available with the exception of ArcGIS for 5 new computers which we expect to have installed by September 6. Please refer to the lab as the MAGIS Lab in our conversations with users.

For details on software support, please check out

Anytime we have to retrieve like maps or aerial photography that is not available on our website, an appointment is strongly preferred; This also holds good for GIS data or a project which requires to find the data in advance to incorporate into your GIS. We will work with you in person, on the phone or via e-mail as the case may be to service your request.

or download our brochure at:

We are happy to give folks a supply of our brochure to hand out, please contact Salim Mohammed at

To help us commemorate our new (old) area, we have put a set of new georeferenced maps on-line.  These are much sought after Historical Maps of Hawaii, 1885-1904. These can be viewed or downloaded here:

MAGIS is trying something new with respect to receiving requests--we are recording initial requests online to keep track and to find tune our services. Folks who want to access our Maps, Aerial Photographs, GIS, our MAGIS Lab, Large Format Services or a Class Presentation can click on the appropriate link here:

Please remember that these online forms are an experiment to consolidate our requests so we can keep track off them and standardize our services.

Last but not least we are trying out a few other ways to increase our on-line presence and to publicize our services, MAGIS now has a blog! Please support it by checking it out at:
We are also on facebook, please friend us at

[This has now been superseded; please see:]

GovDocs and Maps Open to Public

Government Documents and Maps Department is now open on the ground floor of Hamilton Library, Room 6. Summer hours are 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday; closed Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays. Patrons may walk in to use the federal depository collection and the United Nations collection. Paging of documents has been discontinued. Patron-placed holds and recalls have been implemented.

It is strongly recommended that appointments be made ahead of time to use the maps from the Map Collection, but we will accommodate any walk-ins. The new GIS laboratory and classroom is currently being set up, and we anticipate GIS services to resume by the start of the fall semester. GIS services will continue to be available on an appointment basis.

Access to the department is via the open stairwell next to the Circulation Counter. For persons with disabilities requiring the use of an elevator, please ask the staff at the Circulation Counter or any of the reference service points for assistance.

For more information, call the department at 956-8230 or send email to or

UH Voyager Temporary Outage

Due to a network outage scheduled for Hamilton Library this Saturday June 26th from 6:30am to 8:30am, all connections to the UH Voyager library catalog and the proxy server that handles connections to electionic journals for the non-Manoa libraries will be unavailable during this time.

We will send out a message when the network comes back up. By the way, this is the network outage that was postponed from last Saturday.

Hawaiian and Pacific Collections: Promises in a Rainbow

Featured in this month's exhibit is a selection of Old Testament Bibles in Hawaiian and Pacific languages. On the display board behind the Bibles are different translations of the following Biblical passage:

I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. (Genesis 9.13-17)

For those not familiar with this particular passage, in Christian Mythology, after Noah's flood the Bible relates that the rainbow gained meaning as the sign of God's promise that terrestrial life would never again be destroyed by flood.

Films on Demand

The library is pleased to announce we have acquired and have access to Films on Demand. This resource has 6,000 videos and 53,000 clips on all kinds of topics.

Films on Demand logo

One of the cool features is that one can create playlists of titles for a class and provide the link to students online or on the syllabus. It's got some very interesting stuff that could keep you occupied for hours!

Check it out:

LibQUAL+ Survey

Click for Flyer

UH Manoa Library will conduct the LibQUAL+ Survey from April 5-23, 2010. The survey is a product of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in collaboration with Texas A&M University. The Library's Assessment Committee, with the addition of an external faculty member and a graduate student, is coordinating the survey and Teri Skillman, Events & Communications Coordinator, is handling publicity.

LibQUAL+ measures library service quality across institutions. As the UH Manoa Library plans for the future, it is important to understand our users' perceptions and expectations so that we can provide the services they need. In addition, we can compare our results with peer libraries and with the results of our previous survey (2006).

All UH Manoa faculty and 2,400 randomly selected Manoa students (1,200 undergrads, 1,200 graduate students) will be invited to take the survey. New this year -- 80% of the invitees will randomly receive a shorter version of the survey that takes less time to complete (the new "Lite" version).

More information about LibQUAL is available on the Library's web site --

If you have questions about LibQUAL, send a message to

Subject: ILL and Patron-placed holds during Spring break
From: Jan Sung, Head, Access Services

Library Ohana,
During the 2010 spring break we are NOT turning off ILLiad or patron-placed holds. Call slips for AV, Hawaiian/Pacific, and SRC will be turned off.
1. ILLiad - If patrons turn in any ILL requests via ILLiad, they will stay in the system until Monday March 29, 2010.
2. Patron-placed hold (PPH) - Patrons can place requests via PPH but the requests will simply stay in the system until we process them after the break.
3. For 3/17-3/19, the hold shelf life will be extended to 20 days from the usual 10 days.
4. Call slips will be turned off 3/19, turned back on 3/29.

Japan Knowledge Database Workshops

The Japan Collection offers the Japan Knowledge Database hands-on workshops. Pre-registration is required by emailing to by Feb. 12. Please also see the attached.

Basic Courses Feb. 18, 2010 (Thurs)
1. Faculty/Staff Only 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2. Open to all UH 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Advanced Courses Feb. 19, 2010 (Friday)
1. Open to all UH 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2. Faculty/Staff Only 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Place: Hamilton Library Room A-156

Government Documents Transfer

Government Documents Collection materials (U.S. federal documents and UN documents) has been transferred from Sinclair Library to Hamilton Library. Limited paging is available until the Collection is reopened to the public in late Spring 2010. Pickup point for all paged items is at the Hamilton Library circulation counter. For reference assistance, contact Government Documents staff by email: or by telephone: 956-8230.

ARTstor Workshop

ARTstor: a nonprofit digital image library for education and scholarship Specifically for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:30 - 1 :30pm
Thursday, January 21, 2010 1 2:30 - 1 :30pm
Friday, January 22, 2010 2:30 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:30 - 1 1 :30am
Location: Hamilton Library Room 113
More info      .....      Connect to the ARTstor digital library

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