The Library is using SurveyApp to collect ongoing feedback from our patrons. The tablet-based SurveyApp is intuitive and attractive, providing students, faculty, and staff with a quick and anonymous way to rate library customer service, collections, and study spaces. Users can add comments to share suggestions or concerns. They can also provide contact information if they wish to hear from us directly.
SurveyApp will enable the Library to respond more quickly to issues and concerns as they happen. The feedback received will be used, along with the results from our Annual Library User Survey, to improve services so we better meet the needs of all campus users. Results from this survey will also help us assess Library support area outcomes for Access, Collections, and Environment.
The SurveyApp survey can be found at the iPad kiosk adjacent to the large-screen information monitor in the Library.
It might not be a surprise to learn that the US doesn’t provide any paid parental leave for fathers since we’re one of just two countries not providing paid leave to new mothers. What might surprise you is the country that offers the most paid leave for fathers. Guess where? Go to the Statista page, “Where Fathers Get the Most Paid Parental Leave” to find out.
Statista is a database providing over 1 million statistics from 18,000 sources. Charts, graphs, and infographics are exportable in PNG, PPT, or XLS formats, and can be embedded in websites with auto-generated HTML codes. Thousands of dossiers and reports on companies, industries, and countries are available as PDFs. Ask a librarian if you have any questions about Statista.
of thud and thump and thunder
man’s relevance to books
continues to declare.
Books are meat and medicine
and flame and flight and flower,
steel, stitch, and cloud and clout,
and drumbeats in the air.
Learn more about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks and this poem at Brain Pickings. Additional poems, a selected bibliography, and essays marking her recent centennial can be found at poets.org
JoVE Science Education is a database of video demonstrations teaching science fundamentals such as laboratory techniques, experiment design, introduction to concepts and theories, and more. Learn more about JoVE and how you can create quizzes at the JoVE User’s Guide.
Mechanical engineering junior at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Ana, demonstrates conservation of angular momentum. (27 seconds)
Since 2015, the UH Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy has used the OpenStax College Physics textbook to teach introductory physics courses. Now, a faculty-led project funded by an Outreach College UHM OER Project grant is developing a database of physics problems that can be paired with the open textbook.
The KIC Click Mini station is located next to Kapunawai
We’re excited to introduce our new KIC Click Mini digital scanning system to Leeward. Use the Click Mini to digitize documents for collaboration, research, preservation, and more. System features include:
Scan up to 40 ppm
Maximum resolution of 300 dpi
Split, clip, crop, brightness and contrast editing using the touchscreen
Dual cameras eliminates or reduces curves from book pages
Create PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, audio MP3, and searchable PDF files
Upload to USB flash, email, cloud storage (Google Drive, DropBox, etc.), tablet/smartphone using Smart Dock
Automatic Document Feed (ADF) scanner for loose leaf documents
Simple on-screen prompts to guide users
Help us test this new system over the summer by using it for all your digitization needs. We expect that once word gets out the Click Mini will be in high demand. Now might be your best chance to avoid long wait times in the Fall.
Step 1: Press SCAN to start
Step 2: Position book under the scanner
Step 3: Press Scan to capture image
Step 4: Preview the image and edit/save/upload using the touchscreen