Archive for January, 2010

On Sabbatical February through July

29 January 2010

For those of you who haven’t already heard, I will be on sabbatical leave starting on Monday. I will be returning to the Library on 2 August. I will be teaching my regular Information Research Skills course in the fall. I will also be posting to this blog…. maybe even more!

If you need assistance with any library service or resource while I am away, please contact Paul Wermager ( or x62541) for assistance.


ScienceDirect outage this weekend

21 January 2010

Notice from the UHM Electronic Resources Librarian:

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, Jan. 23, starting at 3 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 3 p.m. of the same day. The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

Hawaii Newspapers Online

11 January 2010

A wonderful announcement for everyone needing to search and access early newspapers! Congratulations to the Hawaiian Collection and Desktop Network Services!


The UHM Library is pleased to announce that these English-language Hawaii newspapers have been digitized and OCR-ed, and are available online at the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website, The papers are:

– The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887)
– The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, 1865-1916; online: 1877-1913)
– The Independent (Honolulu, 1895-1905)

The Daily Herald and The Hawaiian Gazette (during the years included here) represent a conservative pro-American editorial viewpoint, and The Independent represents a strongly nationalistic Hawaiian viewpoint.

Other newspapers available at Chronicling America include extensive coverage of Hawaii topics from across the United States. As of December of 2009, Chronicling America offers free searchable online access to 1.7 million pages from 212 newspaper titles published between 1880 and 1922.

Digitization of additional newspaper content continues at the UHM Library and other National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) participant sites, and new content will be uploaded in future quarterly increments. UHM Library participation in the NDNP is being made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant (principal investigators Joan Hori and Martha Chantiny).

Collaboration Tools Workshops for Science Graduate Students

6 January 2010

Do you need to work with classmates or colleagues on projects or research?

This workshop series will introduce and get you started using three great online collaboration tools: Google Docs, EndNote Web and Delicious.  All are freely available, web-based and easy to use.

Google Docs is a free, web-based alternative for composing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The files created using Google Docs can be accessed via the Internet or stored on your computer in a variety of standard formats. Your documents can also be shared with other Google Docs users who can edit them online. All collaborators can make changes to the documents as well as track who made what changes and when.

EndNote Web is the free, web-based version of EndNote that is freely available to current UHM students. Just like the EndNote program, you can import citations from electronic databases and create bibliographies, but with EndNote Web, your library is stored on the web and accessible by your collaborators.

Delicious is a Web 2.0 tool that allows you to bookmark, tag and store links to web pages online. The bookmarks are stored to your online account which you can access from any computer. You can also set your account preferences to allow your bookmarks to be seen by your colleagues and other Delicious users. Tags are searchable as well, so you can easily find links to web pages, images, books and articles using your own search terms.

Each hands-on session will accomplish the following:

  • Set participants up with a free account
  • Demonstrate how to navigate the respective online interface
  • Get participants started using the essential functions of each system
  • Adjust account settings to allow for collaboration

Workshops are open to science graduate students only. They are free, BUT registration is REQUIRED. Sign up for any or all of them at
Allie Jordan
Emerging Technologies & Instructional Services Librarian
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hamilton Library
Science & Technology Department
808  956-2544

New Interlibrary Loan Late Fees and Fines

5 January 2010

From the UH Manoa Library Interlibrary Loan Unit:

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 fees, 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.


  • 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 ( or Jan Sung (