Archive for February, 2010

CTAHR Dean Candidate Public Seminars

16 February 2010

Anyone interested is invited to attend the CTAHR Dean Finalists Public Seminars:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010  — Manjit Misra, Iowa State University

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 —  Rolando Flores, University of Nebraska

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – Michael Vayda, University of Vermont

All presentations are in Spalding Hall 155 (the auditorium).  All presentations begin at 4:15 pm. There is ample time for Q&A.

Title is the same for all three finalists: Opportunities for CTAHR in Meeting Hawai’i’s Needs in the 21st Century

More information about the finalists can be found here:


Clifford Lynch on Open Access, 24 Feb 2010

10 February 2010

Open Access and Changes in Scholarly Communication

Art Auditorium

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

24 February 2010

As a point of departure, Lynch will examine a survey of changes in scholarly practice driven by information technology in the broad sense (these developments are sometimes called “e-research” or “e-scholarship”; the supporting technology base is often termed “cyber infrastructure”).  Lynch will move from these developments to related changes in the system of scholarly communication, and discuss some of the policy and technical issues involved in moving towards open access to traditional publications and also to the underlying data that supports these publications.

Clifford Lynch has been the Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) in Washington, DC since July 1997.  CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity.  Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation.  Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information.

For more information about the lectures, please contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 or by email at

Offers to publish your thesis?

5 February 2010

From a recent post on UH Manoa Librarian Allie Jordan’s blog SciTech Central:

If you are approached by a company offering to publish your thesis or dissertation, please be advised that there are reports of publishers, for example Lambert Academic or VDM, who are known to employ unscrupulous practices.

More information available on her post.