UH-Hilo provides papers to UH-Manoa
Federal government publications are transferred as flood replacements
The University of Hawaii at Hilo's Mookini Library has transferred the majority of its federal government publications to UH-Manoa's Hamilton Library Government Documents Collection to replace documents lost in the October 2004 flood, according to UH officials.
"Mookini Library's documents will fill in many gaps, particularly for scientific and technical literature and historical documents," said Gwen Sinclair, head of the Government Documents & Maps Department at the UH-Manoa library, in a news release. "We are extremely grateful to UH-Hilo for providing us with so many of their documents."
The documents will replenish about 15 percent of the collection's 95 percent loss from the flood.
Mookini Library is one of hundreds of libraries and organizations throughout the United States that have provided UH-Manoa with replacement copies of documents lost in the flood.
Mookini Library will continue to maintain a current collection of federal government publications. Documents transferred to UH-Manoa from Mookini Library will be available to UH-Hilo's patrons through interlibrary loan.
The UH-Manoa library, as one of 53 regional depository libraries in the nation, is required to maintain a comprehensive collection of government publications and to make them available to the public.