Library News and Much More!

August 30, 2016
by Carina Chernisky
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MobilePrint now available

The Library is happy to offer this new service, where patrons can use their personal device to upload files  to Pharos (our printing system). Once this is done, patrons can then go to any of our 4 release stations and release the print jobs. To upload documents, patrons must go to print.leeward.hawaii.edu and login with their printing credentials.

With MobilePrint you can upload documents to Pharos from your home or office or local Starbucks. Print jobs remain in the queue for 24 hours, so you will need to get to campus and release it within one day of uploading the documents.

Previously, files could only be printed if they were sent over by one of the Library’s desktop or laptop computers. Our hope is that MobilePrint will streamline the process for students using a personal device and provide relief for those trying to print during peak times, when desktops are not always available.

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August 26, 2016
by Carina Chernisky
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NEW TRIAL of Statista

*Trial use has been extended!  The Library is now considering a full subscription to this resource.  Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged.  Email waydeo@hawaii.edu

The Library has acquired a two-week trial of Statista, one of the leading statistic companies on the Internet. From their website:

With a team of over 250 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. The product is aimed at business clients and academics of any size.

The trial ends on October 12. Please let us know what you think of this resource by contacting us directly or by filling out this feedback form.

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Examples of what’s available in Statista:
Infographic: The Smartphone Platform War Is Over | Statista

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Find more statistics at Statista.

August 23, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Electronic Versions of Select Course Materials Available

The Library is making a concerted effort to purchase online access to course materials in line with campus efforts to make education more affordable for our students.  To view a list of available titles go to our website at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library and select the About Course Reserves button, or click here.

The availability of online versions of titles depends on the publishers so we are unable to purchase all published titles. Online access for commercial textbooks is excluded from this service.  The traditional textbook business model relies on individual student purchases of textbooks and libraries are generally unable to purchase e-book versions for campus-wide access.  For textbooks, use our existing Course Reserves service for print materials.  Click here for more info.

When an e-book version of your title is available, unlimited access can be purchased (if it’s an option) so all students can use the book concurrently.  When unlimited access is NOT available, multiple copies will be purchased, however, providing enough online copies for ALL students to use concurrently is NOT possible. When multiple copies are purchased, the situation will be akin to our print course reserves model in which a handful of copies is available on a first come, first serve basis, but with online access.

The purchased e-books on the Course Reserves list were taken from this semester’s bookstore list.  We will also purchase additional titles upon request so please contact me to do so. Email:  waydeo@hawaii.edu

 

August 18, 2016
by Carina Chernisky
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Submit Your Course Reserve Requests Now!

It’s that time again! Course Reserves are a great way to provide students with easy access to an item that belongs to either you or the Library. You can specify if you’d like the item to have a same-day loan period (3 hours) or a 3-day loan period. More information about Course Reserves can be found here and you can submit items for Fall 2016 Course Reserve here.

August 17, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Upload EBSCO articles to Laulima with Curriculum Builder

Curriculum Builder is a Laulima tool to create embedded reading lists of EBSCO articles in your Laulima course site.  Easily add articles using the integrated search box, create multiple reading lists, edit lists on-the-fly, and monitor usage.  To learn more about Curriculum Builder and to enable it in your course page, please view this guide – Curriculum Builder Guide

August 8, 2016
by Ralph Toyama
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New Charging Stations

Are you low on energy? Do you need a recharge?

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We now have free charging stations for your mobile devices. They have both types of Apple connectors, and Micro USB connectors for Android and Windows devices. The tabletop charging stations also have USB ports if you need to plug in your own cable. One station is downstairs on the wall near the front desk, and three stations are upstairs in the middle of the room.

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