Archive for April, 2008

Grow Hawaiian Festival, 26 April 2008

16 April 2008

Here is an event hosted by Bishop Museum that should be of interest to many of you! This is the official PR release:

Bishop Museum is hosting the first Grow Hawaiian Festival to be held on Oahu, presented by Hawaiian Electric Company on April 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The eco-conscious festival is being held in honor of Earth Day. Admission is free.

Weavers, dancers, kapa makers, and other practitioners of traditional Hawaiian culture will join biologists, conservationists, and horticulturists to share their common passion for the native and Polynesian-introduced plants of Hawaii. Festival attendees will have a unique opportunity to speak to many of the foremost practitioners of Hawaiian arts including lei makers, ipu makers, and woodworkers.

The festival will also feature informational booths on local conservation and sustainability efforts, a guided tour of Bishop Museum’s garden of native and indigenous plants, and a native plants sale.

For more information please contact Brandi Crabbe at 543-7421.

More information, including a schedule for the day’s events, is available at the Bishop Museum Web site.

Thanks to Malama Hawai’i for the announcement.


ACS Journals – Electronic Access Restored!

12 April 2008

As of this morning, you should not have any problems accessing our electronic subscriptions to any of the American Chemical Society journals. If you aren’t able to access one of these journals from our electronic resources site, please use the “Contact Electronic Resources Librarian” link on the problem page to report it.

Journal Access Problem – ACS Journals

10 April 2008

A few days ago, UH Manoa lost electronic access to all of the American Chemical Society journals. Apparently all of Manoa’s IP addresses were accidentally removed when ACS was updating UH Hilo’s list of IP addresses (don’t ask – I don’t know). We are hoping to have our access restored by tomorrow, Friday, 11 April. Some examples of ACS journals include:

  • Biotechnology Progress
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)

and many more…

When I hear more, I’ll let you know

Plants of Hawaii Images

2 April 2008

Forest and Kim Starr have created a wonderful resource for anyone needing photos of plants found in Hawaii. Their image Web site, “Plants of Hawaii”, includes both native and introduced species. Currently there are almost 51,200 images of close to 2,100 species of plants on their Web site. The images are accessible by scientific name and common name. Each page of photos includes links to other resources such as Bishop Museum and Smithsonian images and information and NTBG herbarium specimens. The link I’ve included takes you to the species page, but there is also a Family Index page.

Forest and Kim’s images are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 so they are available for sharing and mixing as long as you give them credit…. And they would appreciate it if you would let them know you are using their images.