Archive for November, 2009

Library Servers Down This Weekend – Reminder

25 November 2009

Final reminder:

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Message From UH Voyager Systems Office
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Due to a fumigation project affecting Sinclair Library on Manoa campus, we will be shutting down the UH Voyager library servers after 4pm on Wednesday November 25th (Thanksgiving Eve).  After we get the all clear from the fumigation company, we may be able to bring the library servers back up by the evening of the 27th (Friday) at the earliest.

The nature of this project requires that all of the air conditioning units in the basement of Sinclair Library be shut down during the fumigation, and our library servers cannot handle the high temperatures that will result after the AC is turned off for such a long period of time.

We will try to keep the proxy server that handles electronic resources for libraries outside of the UH Manoa campus up and running during the Voyager outage.

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More Interlibrary Loan News

19 November 2009

From the UH Manoa Library’s Interlibrary Loan Office:

Effective January 11, 2010, to facilitate the prompt return of ILL loan materials, fees and fines are assessed at the following rates, per item:

  • Overdues: $.25 per day
  • Recalls: $.50 per day
  • Fines are assessed every day including weekends and holidays
  • An item is considered “lost” when the fine reaches $10
  • Lost charges include the replacement cost of an item, a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee, plus any processing fees imposed by the lending library, and accumulated overdue fines.

We appreciate your returning ILL loans in a timely manner. This allows us to keep a good borrowing relationship with the lending libraries. Overdue and lost books may result in the inability to borrow books from the lender in the future. Having our borrowing privileges suspended by other libraries affects everyone who uses ILL, including your fellow students, faculty, and staff. Mahalo for your consideration.

Here is a list of highlights:

  • New! In the Voyager “My Account”, you will be able to see your checked out ILL items  and due dates.
  • Convenience! You will be able to view all of your checked out items conveniently in one system (UHM, UH system, and ILL loans).
  • New! You will receive automated email notices for due date courtesy reminders, overdues, and recalls.
  • New! Fines and fees payments can be made at the Hamilton Library’s Business Office
  • Renewals/re-requesting must be done by contacting the ILL office staff directly by phone (956-8568) or via your ILLiad accounts. (ILL renewals cannot be done via Voyager.)

If there are any questions, please contact Naomi Chow (nchow@hawaii.edu) or Jan Sung (jansung@hawaii.edu).

Winter Interim Interlibrary Loan Services

18 November 2009

Due to the upcoming Winter Interim Closure and reduced staffing related to Library budget cuts, please note the following:

Please submit your ILL requests by December 4th
to assure processing and receipt before winter interim closure.

Office Closed to the public
Dec. 19, 2009 – Jan. 10, 2010
Reopen to the public on Jan. 11, 2010

Online ILL system will be unavailable
Dec. 18th 5 p.m. to Jan. 3, 2010
Requests cannot be submitted; electronic articles cannot be accessed.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Mahalo.
Naomi Chow
ILL/ESP Librarian
nchow@hawaii.edu

Library Closed Between Semesters

16 November 2009

To:  UHM Campus Community

From:  Office of the University Librarian

Subject:  Suspension of Services during the Winter Interim

This message is intended for University of Hawaii at Manoa students, faculty, staff, and others who are planning to visit the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the coming months.

Due to a budget shortfall the Library will be closed as follows during the Winter Interim:

  • Hamilton Library will be closed December 20, 2009 – January 10, 2010.  Hamilton is currently closed Saturdays this Fall Semester.
  • Sinclair Library will be closed December 20 – January 3 with limited services available January 4-10.

During these periods when the Library is closed, services will be unavailable, including borrowing, delivery, interlibrary loan, and telephone inquiries. Library faculty will respond to e-mail information queries as time allows. Please return books prior to end of semester, but books may be returned to the book return bins during the Interim. The Hawaii Voyager library catalog and some electronic resources will also be unavailable during part of the Interim for scheduled maintenance to servers.

This closure will affect interlibrary loan requests in particular.  There may be a several-week delay in fulfilling interlibrary loan requests submitted.  If you have interlibrary loan requests that need to be filled before the Winter Interim or during the first few weeks of Spring Semester, please make these requests as soon as possible.

Hawaii Voyager down over Thanksgiving weekend

5 November 2009

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Message From UH Voyager Systems Office
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Due to a fumigation project affecting Sinclair Library on Manoa campus, we will be shutting down the UH Voyager library servers after 4pm on Wednesday November 25th (Thanksgiving Eve).  After we get the all clear from the fumigation company, we may be able to bring the library servers back up by the evening of the 27th at the earliest.

The nature of this project requires that all of the air conditioning units in the basement of Sinclair Library be shut down during the fumigation, and our library servers cannot handle the high temperatures that will result after the AC is turned off for such a long period of time.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause.

Grad Student Workshop: Tools for Staying Current

4 November 2009

You may have noticed that we are starting to put together a series of workshops on topics of interest to science graduate students. There is one more of these workshops this semester and there are still seats available!

Next week Thursday, I will be presenting “Taking Control: Tools for Staying Current on Your Research Topic”. I will talk about using online tools to stay current in your area of study. We will explore ways to receive alerts about new publications and use RSS feeds to keep tabs on what’s going on in your field. The session will be hands on, so you’ll leave the workshop with a Google Reader account set up and ready to keep you updated. The workshop is on 12 November from 11:00 am to noon. Sign up here today to reserve your seat!

International Year of Astronomy Lecture Series

4 November 2009

November 18, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Manoa Campus, Hamilton Library, Room 301

“Sacred Mountains and Astronomy”

Paul H. Coleman

This talk will center on the often strained relationship between modern astronomers and indigenous peoples with their sacred mountains. Examples from the Tahono O’odham, San Carlos Apache, and Zuni tribes will be presented. Finally the situations on Maunakea and Haleakala will be presented.

Ticket Information
free & open to the public

Event Sponsor
Cosponsored by the Institute for Astronomy, the Friends of IfA, and UH Library, Manoa Campus

More Information
Teri Skillman, 956-8688, skillman@hawaii.edu, http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/news/libevents/events2009.html