UH Manoa Libraries and UH Press Celebrate the "Year of the University Press"

Hamilton Library to host various events throughout the year

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Sara Rutter, (808) 956-2540
Hamilton Library
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Sep 13, 2004

HONOLULU — The Association of Research Libraries and the Association of University Presses has designated 2004 as the "Year of the University Press." In celebration of this momentous occasion, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Libraries and the University of Hawaiʻi Press will host several events throughout 2004, including a symposium, speaker series and exhibits at Hamilton Library to honor the university press‘ contributions to the university community. All events are free and open to the public."The UH Press is delighted to collaborate with UH Mānoa Libraries in showcasing our publishing program to the local community," said William Hamilton, UH Press Director. "Attendees are sure to leave with an appreciation of the depth and breadth of the works we publish and how they reflect the research and teaching strengths of UH in Asian, Pacific and Hawaiian studies."SYMPOSIUM
The first event kicks off with "Sea-Change in Scholarly Publishing," a brown-bag symposium to provide a venue to discuss the changing landscape of scholarly communication, noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 21-23 at the Hamilton Library, Eugene Yap Room, Room A153. Colleagues from the University of Hawaiʻi community, including scholars, librarians and UH Press editors will discuss scholarly publishing from their unique perspectives. Scheduled talks and participating panelists are as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 21: Survival of the Scholarly Monograph
Barbara Watson Andaya, UH Mānoa professor of Asian studies, series editor of "Southern Asian History"
Patricia Crosby, executive editor, University of Hawaiʻi Press
Craig Howes, UH Mānoa professor of English, director of the Center for Biographical Research, editor of "Biography"
Karen Peacock, head of special collections and pacific curator, Hamilton Library
Wednesday, Sept. 22: Scholarly Journals: Publish or Perish and Library Budgets
Jerry Bently, UH Mānoa professor of history, editor of "Journal of World History"
Joel Bradshaw, journals manager, University of Hawaiʻi Press
Gerry Carr, UH Mānoa professor and chair of botany, outgoing editor of "Pacific Science"
David Flynn, business librarian, Hamilton Library
Thursday, Sept. 23: Changing Landscape of Scholarly Publishing
Jerry Bently, UH Mānoa professor of history, editor of "Journal of World History"
William Hamilton, director, University of Hawaiʻi Press
Eileen Herring, agriculture librarian, Hamilton Library
Susan Johnson, information technology librarian, Hamilton Library
William Hamilton, UH Press Director, and Diane Perushek, UH Mānoa Librarian, will serve as moderators for the symposium.SPEAKER SERIES
A speaker series, "Saturday Morning Authors," will run from Oct. 2 through Dec. 4, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hamilton Library, Eugene Yap Room, Room A153. The series will feature exciting talks by authors who have published with the University of Hawaiʻi Press, covering a range of subjects that highlight the importance of the university press to the community‘s well-being and knowledge, as well as to the scholars‘ intellectual endeavors. Refreshments will be served from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Scheduled talks and participating authors are as follows:
Oct. 2: John Clark, Hawaiʻi Place Names
Oct. 9: Patrick Ching, Art and Wildlife of Northwest Hawaiʻi
Oct. 16: Paul Weissich, Gardens of Hawaiʻi
Oct. 23: Albert Wendt, From the Deadwater to the Mānoa Stream
Oct. 30: Lee Siegel, Writing about Indian Magic
Nov. 6: Cedrick Yamanaka, Hawaiʻi Stories in Literature and Film
Nov. 13: Michael Aung-Thiwin, The Mists of Ramanna: the Legend that was Lower Burma
Nov. 20: Patricia Steinhoff, Doing Fieldwork in Japan
Dec. 4: Marie McDonald and Paul Weissich, The Treasured Lei
Exhibits displaying the scope of publishing by the University of Hawaiʻi Press can be viewed in the Hamilton Library Asia Collection (4th floor Main), Hawaiian-Pacific Collection (5th floor Main), and the Science & Technology Collection (1st floor Addition) until Oct. 31, 2004.For more information on "Year of the University Press" events at Hamilton Library, contact Sara Rutter at 956-2540.The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) collaborate to recognize 2004 as the "Year of the University Press," a year-long focus on university presses nationwide to celebrate the important role presses play in the scholarly communications process. The campaign is an outgrowth of a recent formal recognition by the two organizations of their complementary roles in the scholarly communications system and the need to work together in this time of economic and technological turbulence to ensure a strong system for the future.