Archive for October, 2008

ScienceDirect Down Saturday, 1 November

29 October 2008

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, November 1, starting at 3 p.m. Hawaii time.  The outage is scheduled to last until 3 a.m. Sunday, November 2, Hawaii time.


Hawaii Digital Aerial Photos Available

27 October 2008

From our Maps & GIS Librarian, G. Salim Mohammed:

Our entire digital aerial photograph collection, consisting of 7,000 images of Hawai’i taken between 1950-2000 is now available for viewing and download at the MAGIS (Maps, Aerials and GIS) Web site:

The photographs are organized by county and then by island within each county. Coverage denotes the approximate area where the photograph lies within the USGS quadrangle (1:24,000) of the same name.

Most of the aerial photographs were taken by USGS and USDA, we also have a few flightlines and corresponding photographs from NOAA.

A jpeg version is available for free download.  However, should you need a high resolution image, please let us know.  All we need is the unique identifier located in the metadata section, next to the thumbnail view..

Login Change Starts January 2009

21 October 2008

More from our electronic resource librarian’s blog:

Starting 12 January 2009, if you are accessing our electronic resources from outside of the Library, you will ONLY be able to use your UH username and password to log in. This change is being made in order to increase Web site security. It will also make access to library resources consistent with access to most other UH services.

No Color Printing…. for now

21 October 2008

The public color printer in the Science & Technology Wing of Hamilton Library has been (temporarily, we hope) removed. There were significant technical difficulties in getting the whole system working properly so that you didn’t get charged the color rate for black and white printing, etc. Until our IT folks figure out a work around, only b&w printing is available in the library.

New Electronic Encyclopedias

10 October 2008

From our electronic resources librarian’s blog

Two new encyclopedias are now available via the Electronic Resources Gateway.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

2 October 2008

Did you know that UH Manoa faculty, staff, and students have electronic access to Cold Spring Harbor (CSH) Protocols through the UH Manoa Library subscription? The CSH Protocols database currently contains over 500 protocols. According to their FAQ, “Protocols on CSH Protocols come from a variety of sources, including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Manuals and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Courses. New protocols are actively being solicited by the editorial staff of CSH Protocols, and we encourage all scientists to submit their protocols to the site… The protocols cover a wide range of fields within molecular and cell biology, from bioinformatics and computational biology to basic microscopy and electrophoresis… All published protocols are peer-reviewed by experts to ensure technical quality. In addition, many of the protocols are ‘field-tested’ in CSHL courses—and fine-tuned based on these results.” You can access these valuable tools through Hawaii Voyager, or through the Electronic Resources Gateway.