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Information and Computer Science


The Information and Computer Science Department offers degrees in Computer Science, Library and Information Science and an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Communication and Information Sciences.

The Computer Science program offers the B.S. and the B.A. degrees. Graduate degrees are offered in Information and Computer Science (M.S. and Ph.D.), Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.), and Communication and Information Science (Ph.D.)

ICS faculty conduct research in the following areas:

Research groups include:


The collection to support the ICS programs is distributed across a wide range of disciplines including computer science, communications, library science, electrical engineering, and biomedicine.

Theses and dissertations by ICS graduate students are added to the Hawaiian collection and dissertations are also available online as PDFs from the database Dissertations and Theses, a ProQuest product.


Language: Primarily English; foreign language materials are generally not collected in these areas.

Chronological: No limitations, but currency is important.

Geographic: No limitations.

Date of Publication: No limitations.

Types and Formats of Materials Collected: Journals and monographs on current research in the field; upper level texts; government publications; conference proceedings; electronic indexes; handbooks and dictionaries. Excluded are manuscripts, reprints of articles within serials, newsletters and private and company files.

Electronic Format: Web delivery of journals, indexes, and computer application manuals is the preferred format.

Treatment: Historical; research reports; bibliographical; applications; political, social, and cultural aspects; computer applications; demographic, sociological, and psychological aspects; theoretical; management and administration; educational aspects at the post-secondary level; and biographical. Instructional manuals on software applications are collected on a limited basis; materials of this type are accessed within the Safari e-book database.


The Science and Technology Department accepts gifts to augment the science and technology collections held by the UH Manoa Library. Books that document scholarly research and textbooks no older than five years that are appropriate to university level courses are accepted. We accept other formats as well with the provision that they must be relevant to the research or instruction mission of UH Manoa. In general, we do not accept popular magazines, short journal runs, materials that duplicate items already in our collections, or materials in poor condition. Gifts of Archival materials that relate to the history of the university should be discussed with the University Archives staff. Gifts of journal titles or books in a web-based format (the preferred format for journals) are accepted; discussing such a gift with the subject selector is necessary before such a gift can be accepted and integrated into the collection. The subject librarian should be contacted before a gift-in-kind of more than a few items is made to the UH Manoa Library.

When donated items are accepted by the UH Manoa Library they become the possession of the Library. The Library reserves the right to make decisions about the disposition of accepted gifts.

Compiled by: Sara Rutter

Date: July 2008

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