Archive for April, 2009

Celebrate May Day in Hamilton Library

28 April 2009

Celebrate May Day in Hamilton Library with Hui Hana Lei from Lyon Arboretum. Purchase lei kupe’e for your wrist or brighten your day with a spray of blossoms in your hair.

May 1, 2009
Hamilton Library Lobby
9:00 am – 12:00 noon or while supplies last!
Prices starting at $ 3 up

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Scholarly Communication – Special Event!

17 April 2009

Publishing and the Dissemination of Scholarship: Is the Process Broken?

The growth of knowledge depends on timely, widespread dissemination of scholarship. For the last 300 to 400 years, the results of scholarly efforts have been shared through journals and monographs. That system may have outlived its usefulness. Worse yet, the current system of dissemination of scholarship may actually be creating barriers to research. As the numbers of journals and scholarly books have grown, it has become increasingly incumbent on academic libraries to be the primary sources for, and thus the main purchasers of these scholarly products. The web now offers alternative channels for publishing research results and analyses. More important, the web has the capability to allow more timely, more widespread, more accessible, and less expensive dissemination of scholarship. These changes will not, can not be imposed from the top; they are being brought about by the actions of individual faculty members, making themselves aware of trends in scholarly communication and incorporating those changes in their publication habits.

Please join us for a discussion about new strategies in scholarly communication that will greatly increase public access to research, and sharing and collaboration among knowledge workers.

Presenters are: Kelly Aune (UHM Faculty, Department of Speech), Ross Christensen (UHM Librarian, Humanities), Beth Tillinghast (UHM Librarian, Project Manager for ScholarSpace), and Sara Rutter (UHM Librarian, Science)

April 29, 2009
Noon-2 pm
Campus Center Executive Room
Light refreshments will be served

informaworld / Taylor & Francis down times

6 April 2009

From out Electronic Resources Librarian:

informaworld has two scheduled extended outages planned for the next two weeks:

Friday, April 10, 1 – 9 p.m. HST
Friday, April 18, 5 p.m. – Saturday, April 19, 1 a.m. HST

informaworld is home to nearly 300 Taylor & Francis and Informa titles to which we have electronic subscriptions.