Archive for August, 2010

ScienceDirect and eBook Library Down Times

25 August 2010

From our electronic resources librarian:

A couple of resources are scheduled for downtime the next two weeks.

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, Aug. 28, starting at 1:30 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 10:30 a.m. HST of the same day. The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

EBL, or eBook Library, will be down for maintenance Thursday, Sept. 2, beginning at 8 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 10 a.m. HST. The UHM Library has purchased access to about 60 e-books via EBL.


Hamilton Library Open House

11 August 2010

Free, family-friendly Open House at Hamilton Library on August 22nd!

Honolulu ~ Ever wonder what became of the ground floor of UH Mānoa’s Hamilton Library after a flash flood tore through it on October 30, 2004?  For the first time in six years, the public will have the opportunity to view the newly renovated 57,000-square-foot ground floor at a free open house event on Sunday, August 22, from 2-4 p.m.

The reconstructed ground floor is the new home of the Government Documents, Maps Collections, the Library’s Collections Services, MAGIS, and the Department of Information and Computer Science’s Library and Information Sciences program.

Tours of the ground floor and the Library’s special collections will be available, as well as light snacks in the Sunny Alcove, bookmark takeaways, commemorative card sets and logo items for sale in the Library Shop.  A hotdog vendor will be outside Hamilton’s front door for those who would like to grab a late lunch!

WHAT: Open House celebrating the renovated ground floor

WHEN: Sunday, August 22, 2010

TIME: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

(Tours are every 15 minutes and commence at the Circulation Desk)

WHERE: Hamilton Library, 2550 McCarthy Mall

UH Manoa Campus

Parking is free

Bring your family and enjoy a day at the UHM Library!

Nature Protocols – Free Trial

10 August 2010

UH Manoa Library has obtained a “free trial” of Nature Protocols. The description says:

Nature Protocols is an online resource for protocols, including authoritative, peer-reviewed Nature Protocols and an interactive Protocols Network. The two create a dynamic forum for scientists to upload and comment on protocols.

This trial ends 30 September. The trial is licensed for UHM use only. Here is the URL for accessing the free trial:

Government Documents and Maps Open Again!

3 August 2010

It’s been almost six years since the 2004 flood and UH Manoa Library’s Government Documents and Maps (MAGIS) Department is finally open again on the ground floor of Hamilton Library, Room 6. Reference hours are 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday; closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. You can now walk in to use the federal depository collection and the United Nations collection. Paging of documents has been discontinued. Patron-placed holds and recalls via Hawaii Voyager have been implemented.

It is strongly recommended that appointments be made ahead of time to use the maps from the Map Collection. The new GIS laboratory and classroom is being set up, and they anticipate GIS services to resume by the start of the fall semester. GIS services will continue to be available on an appointment basis.

To get to Government Documents and Maps, please use the open stairwell next to the Hamilton Library circulation counter. Persons with disabilities requiring the use of an elevator can ask staff at any service point for assistance.

For more information, call the department at 956-8230 or send email to or

Please visit the newly reconstructed reference service area.

Wiley Blackwell journals not available Friday through Sunday

2 August 2010

From our Electronic Resources Librarian:

Electronic access to Wiley Blackwell journals will be unavailable beginning Friday, 6 August, 10 pm HST. Access is scheduled to be restored at 6 am HST on Sunday, 8 August.

During this extended outage, Wiley will be transferring its journals to its new Wiley Online Library platform.