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New OverDrive Reads

April 26, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

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BIG LIBRARY READ Continues Through Monday, April 16th

April 9, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Looking for a memorable read for National Library Week? BLR 2018 Book Cover

Join readers around the world by checking out Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window], this season’s Big Library Read [New Window].

During the Big Library Read, OverDrive has provided unlimited access to borrow this e-book through April 16th. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date.

Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window] is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Jennifer McGaha’s fearlessly written memoir reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

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BIG LIBRARY READ and Goats Have Arrived!

April 3, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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Big Library Read is an international e-book reading program facilitated by OverDrive that connects millions of readers around the world.

When life gets your goat, use your library card.

Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. On April 2-16, Leeward CC Library users will have unlimited access to borrow the e-book by visiting our OverDrive database. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date. Please note: Only the e-book format will be available through our OverDrive collection.

About the Book

Flat Broke with Two Goats is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Flat Broke with Two Goats is a fearlessly written memoir that reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

A Letter From the Author


 

Join the Global Discussion Board

See what others are saying about Flat Broke with Two Goats in an online discussion at Discuss.BigLibraryRead.com. 

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New OverDrive e-Books This Spring

April 2, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

New electronic book titles added to the OverDrive database.

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive.

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The next BIG LIBRARY READ is almost here!

March 19, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Coming soon…

Take part in a global reading adventure!

Big Library Read is the global e-book club facilitated by OverDrive where you can read the same e-book with other readers from around the world.

Watch for more information in April.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our OverDrive database collection of e-books.

October 29, 2017
by An Hollowell
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New Arrivals in Best Sellers!

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We have something for everyone in our Best Sellers collection!  Click on the titles below to place holds on our Voyager catalog!  (If you have never placed a hold on library items, click here for instructions)

Not seeing anything that interests you?  If you have a favorite author or series you keep tabs on, please fill out our suggestion form and we will try to add them to our Best Sellers collection or OverDrive, a database filled with thousands of general fiction and non-fiction e-books, if they are not available in print format.

July 8, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Library Resource Acquisition & Use 2016-17

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A full-sized version of this infographic is at https://magic.piktochart.com/output/23350593-library-resource-acquisition-use-at-leeward-cc-2017

We’ve added many new e-resources over the past year. The current objectives are to ensure that faculty awareness of these resources is high and to monitor and evaluate usage before our next renewal.

Total expenditures for library resources increased by 28% since 2016. Expenditures for e-resources are up 42%.

Print periodical subscriptions decreased as more titles were purchased in digital formats. Book volume counts hold steady for now but will begin a slow downward trend as more outdated volumes are removed than new volumes are acquired.

Online article downloads fell from the previous year but remain higher than 2011. The cause for this decline is unknown at this time. We’ll learn if this is a trend once we tally the counts for the past year. Circulation of physical items (books and equipment) continued a downward trend and are below the 2011 level. Despite the declining numbers Leeward still circulates more items than any other UHCC campus. In 2015, 46% of total circulation volume for Oahu UHCC campuses happened at Leeward.

A full-sized version of this infographic is at https://magic.piktochart.com/output/23350593-library-resource-acquisition-use-at-leeward-cc-2017

December 14, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Online Course Reserves Project

Cover for "Blue revolution: unmaking America's water crisisIn Fall 2016 the library initiated a new resource acquisition model with the purchase of selected course readings in electronic format and making them available to students at no cost. This new library initiative is in support of the UHCC strategic goal to implement OER to replace most textbooks by 2021.

The project started by identifying the books students were required to purchase for their classes. The process involved scanning the bookstore’s Fall 2016 Textbook List and selecting the non-textbook course readings.

  • Why did we ignore traditional textbooks? Libraries cannot purchase textbooks as e-books with campus-wide electronic access or share the access codes.

The 80 non-textbook titles were then searched for by library staff in our Voyager library catalog. We discovered 6 titles which were already available electronically in one of our existing e-book collections. We informed faculty of the immediate availability of these titles.

The next step was to check our e-book vendors to identify titles we could purchase. At the same time, we started a new e-book service called Overdrive partly in support of this project. We identified 18 titles that we could purchase as e-books. The majority of the publishers did not provide an option for unlimited user access (our ideal) so we were left to purchase individual copies of each title. In the end, we purchased a total of 18 titles (or 53 copies) for $1,685.

  • But the title is available in the Kindle store. Why can’t the library just purchase a copy? Yes, titles may be available in one of several e-book stores for individual purchase but it wouldn’t work for the library. Individual purchases are tied to a single user account and access cannot be shared. We must purchase e-books which can be made available to all authenticated Leeward users. Overdrive is our e-book platform that supports both the Kindle format and UH user authentication.  However, Overdrive focuses on non-academic titles so we cannot rely on it exclusively.

As you can see, this was not a straightforward process nor is every single title available as an e-book. Even the titles we could purchase limited access to 3-5 concurrent users or had a one copy/one user restriction. These are publisher imposed limits. The Online Course Reserves project is only a partial solution to the problem of student access to course materials.

We plan to continue this project into the new year.  If you would like the library to purchase an e-book to support your course, please submit your request using the online Course Reserves Purchase Request Form.  If the e-book is available, we will purchase up to 5 copies and let you know when they are available to your students.

To order print titles use our Book/ Periodical/ AV Purchase Request Form.

October 13, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro
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Big Library Read: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Cover of Big Library Read book, This is Where it EndsThe Big Library Read is a global book reading event taking place October 13-27.  This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp explores the impact of a school shooting as it takes place at a fictional high school.  Learn more about the book and the Big Library Read here.  This is Where it Ends will be available with unlimited access for the next two weeks.

The organizer of the Big Library Read is Overdrive.  Overdrive is the leading provider of fiction and non-fiction e-books for libraries. Check out Leeward’s growing collection of titles at leeward.lib.overdrive.com.

April 18, 2016
by Soledad Lencinas
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e-books @ ebrary

ebrary hmpg screenshotOur library provides access to several electronic book collections to meet the needs of LCC faculty and students. One of our electronic book collections is ebrary from which you may browse books in many disciplines including:

Anthropology – Business & Economics – Computers & IT – Education – Engineering & Technology – Fine Arts – History – Language & Literature – Law – Life Sciences – Medicine – Physical Sciences – Psychology – Religion – Social Sciences

To search the ebrary e-book collection click here.
Or, from our library homepage, click on “Research Tools” and then click on the ‘ebrary’ link under “E-book Search Tools.”
If you would like to access ebrary from our new website, you may do so by clicking on the ‘ebrary’ link under “Other options for searching books and media” (below the “Books” search box).

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