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HSPLS Website is Up and Back Online

HSPLS Website is Up and Back Online

The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website: www.librarieshawaii.org is now up and running after being offline since yesterday due to technical difficulties.

The System’s Electronic Support Services Section staff has restored the domain name and all connections, functions and operations are running normally.   

“We would like to thank our library patrons and the general public for their  patience and understanding during this inconvenience and disruption of our online services,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.  “We have implemented changes to ensure that this will not happen again.”       

The HSPLS website, which receives approximately 4,000 visits per day, provides 24/7 access to the library system’s electronic resources and Public Access Catalog and provides free services including:  

HSPLS Offers Alternative Website to Access Online Services

HSPLS Offers Alternative Website to Access Online Services

The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website: www.librarieshawaii.org is temporarily down due to technical difficulties.  Our IT staff is currently working to restore the system’s domain name.  In the meantime, our patrons can call or visit their local library for assistance. 

The HSPLS website, which receives approximately 4,000 visits per day, provides 24/7 access to the library system’s electronic resources and Public Access Catalog.                                  

The following online services are currently available at an alternative web address: http://hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net

View Legislative Webcasts at Hawaii's Public Libraries Statewide

View Legislative Webcasts at Hawaii's Public Libraries Statewide

Hawaii residents are invited to see how the Legislature conducts its business at the Hawaii State Capitol building via streaming video at public libraries statewide, thanks to a continuing partnership between the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) and the Hawaii State Capitol.  Residents will be able to watch webcasting of legislative hearings, meetings, and sessions.    

“We are delighted to continue offering this unique service that will benefit both our patrons and other constituents of our legislators,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.

During the Legislative session, walk-in patrons may visit their local library and access the Legislature’s proceedings through designated “Legislative Webcast” computers.  These computers will have a one-hearing time limit and are muted so patrons should bring their own headphones.

The Howard Hughes Corporation announces renovation of IBM building

The Howard Hughes Corporation announces renovation of IBM building

The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced on Friday plans to renovate the IBM building, a well-known office building located along Ala Moana Boulevard in the heart of Kaka‘ako. As the next step in realizing its vision transforming Ward Centers into Ward Village, a vibrant urban master planned community, The Howard Hughes Corporation is making a substantial investment in the renovation of the building.

“We look forward to the IBM building becoming an integral part of the vision for Ward Village,” said Nick Vanderboom, Senior Vice President of Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “It is rewarding to bring new purpose to this iconic structure.”

Friends of the Library of Hawaii Fundraiser Will Benefit Hawaii's Public Libraries

Friends of the Library of Hawaii Fundraiser Will Benefit Hawaii's Public Libraries

To coincide with the Centennial of the Hawaii State Library, the Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH) has partnered with Kraft Foods in Hawaii and Longs Drugs to conduct the “Help Literacy in Hawaii Shine” fundraiser from Sunday, February 3 through Saturday, March 2.                                                                                                                           

Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will lead more than 40 business executives on a trade mission

Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will lead more than 40 business executives on a trade mission

WHAT:           Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii 23rd Trade Mission to the Philippines

WHO:              Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and More than Forty Business Executives from

                         Oahu and Maui

WHEN:            February 1, 2013 (departure)

TIME:               11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE:         Hawaiian Airlines Premier Club Lounge                 

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Unveil Two New E-Resources on February 1

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Unveil Two New E-Resources on February 1

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will offer two new e-Resources through our website on Friday, February 1:

Ed2Go, an exciting new Gale/Cengage Learning program, will provide Hawaii residents statewide with access to free instructor-led, online courses.

“Ed2Go will provide our patrons with additional opportunities to increase their personal and career development, help them lead more engaged, fulfilled lives, and support their lifelong learning needs,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.  “Our library patrons will be able to enroll in hundreds of courses in a variety of subjects, including 19 that can lead to continuing education credits, ranging from personal finance to digital photography to health and wellness.”