Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 1 comments
A word of warning...

This news has been circling around some library listservs. Please read and let others know as well!

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. It is reported that in many cases these publications are not refereed and offer you little to no value. Further, they often impose onerous copyright conditions, which may prevent you from publishing your research elsewhere. If you have any doubts about the reputability of a publisher, check them out carefully. Ask your advisor, your chair or your committee members.

UHM graduate students should be aware that:

• UHM Plan A masters theses and doctoral dissertations are deposited with the
Hawaiian Collection at Hamilton Library. In addition to keeping them in paper form
and microform, the Library is moving toward making current and future theses and
dissertations available online via the UHM institutional repository ScholarSpace.

• UHM doctoral students are required to publish their dissertations. Most students
fulfill this requirement by depositing their dissertation with Proquest UMI
Dissertation Publishing. The UHM Graduate Division handles this for you. Proquest
UMI is a well-established international repository and is the best-known source of
online, paper and microform access to theses and dissertations in the United States.

Useful web pages:

UHM Graduate Division – Dissertations and Theses

Proquest UMI Dissertation Publishing – Author Information Page
Note, UHM Graduate Division handles depositing dissertations with Proquest UMI for
you. See http://www.hawaii.edu/graduate/thesdiss/html/publication.htm for further
information, and note that Proquest UMI informational packets are available at the
Graduate Division office on the third floor of Spalding Hall.

UHM ScholarSpace – UHM Dissertations and Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses – access via UHM Library

Aloha and Welcome to Spring Semester 2010!

Monday, January 11, 2010 0 comments
I hope you all had a relaxing break and you're ready to start this decade off strong! The library was hard at work over break but we're definitely excited to open the reference desks and get back into the swing of things. To help you get oriented, here are some important pieces of library info:

  • Library hours for Spring Semester are: Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Closed Saturday; Sunday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • The SciTech reference desk will resume our regular 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday schedule today, January 11.

  • As always, you can find your lovely SciTech librarians here. Phone numbers, email addresses, office hours - they're all there.

  • If you need to meet with Eileen (or take her out to lunch) be sure to grab her before her sabbatical begins on February 1.

Registration is open now for some new workshops for science & technology students. Visit the calendar to learn more about the upcoming Online Collaboration Tools Series, Eileen's popular session on staying current in your field and, of course, EndNote workshops. These are just the beginning though, so stay tuned!

That's the news for now!

History and Science, Oh My!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 0 comments
This little bit of science history just crossed my desk. I went to the website to post it here and really like what it has to offer. Check out http://trailblazing.royalsociety.org/ to find some great pieces of - sometimes overlooked - science history.

Interim Hours Update

Monday, December 7, 2009 0 comments
Another update in the hours for the interim period between the Fall 09/Spring 10 semesters.

Both Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 19 through Sunday, January 3.

Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries will re-open with limited hours and services Monday, January 4 - Sunday January 10. The buildings will be open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at this time. The Sinclair Wong AV Center will remain closed.

Go here to see the library hour page and stay tuned for Spring 2010 hours.

Final Days to View the Exhibits!

From our Library PR maven:

Last chance to see the Hamilton Library
exhibits! During exam week, December 14-18, both of the
Hamilton Gallery exhibits, will be taken down. If you
have not yet seen the exhibits, or would like to take one
last look, please stop by before the winter break begins
on December 19th.

The Year of Astronomy exhibit in the Bridge Gallery, The
Universe: Yours to Discover, will be taken down on
Monday, December 14 and the beautiful 5 X 5 canvas photos
taken with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope will return
to Waimea, HI!

If you haven't had the chance to see this exhibit, definitely try to stop by this week. The photos taken with the Canada-France telescope are amazing and the old-fashioned astronomical equipment and documents are really cool!

Astronomy Lecture in the Library - Wednesday, Nov. 18

Friday, November 13, 2009 0 comments
The second-to-last event in this semester's Astronomy Lecture Series will be held in Hamilton Library room 301 on Wednesday, November 18, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Here's the blurb:
Paul H. Coleman
Institute for Astronomy

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.

Check out the flier for more details.

Get your ILL requests in by Dec. 4!

From our Interlibrary Loan Librarian:

ILL Office Winter Interim Preparation and Schedule

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

UHM patrons should submit their ILL requests by December 4th

To assure processing and receipt before winter interim closure.

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.