Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Camino on Hold

The Library has put its participation in Camino on hold. Tradtional Interlibrary Loan services will continue as before.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Codex Sinaiticus Explained

Professor David Matson took just seven and a half minutes to succinctly describe the Codex Sinaiticus (facsimile edition, 2010) for a group of about twenty-five people gathered in the library between classes on Tuesday, September 9th. See the event in pictures on the Darling Library's Facebook Page and view the presentation on YouTube.

The Codex is on display in a locked cabinet on the second floor of the library thanks to the support of the Treasures N Beyond board. Read more about it here.

Come by anytime the library is open to take a look for yourself.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Welcome Library Intern!

Hope International University Library has an internship available to masters students in Library and Information Science at the San Jose State University School of Information. Over the years we have had several SJSU students serve on a short term basis to gain library work experience.

This semester, Liz Romero, in her second semester of the MLIS program, is working with us on a systems/archives project. Archives and systems have become intertwined over the years since digitization provides both preservation solutions for the library and greater access for patrons. Liz will be transfering old audiocassette recordings of chapel and convocation messages from analog to digital formats, adding pertenent metadata to enhance searching (and finding), and uploading the recordings to a digital collection management software (CONTENTdm) in the cloud.

She is starting with our oldest recordings first (from the mid-1970s) in hopes of rescuing the content before the inevitable disintegration of these magnetic tapes.

Check out the growing digital collection of chapel messages in our Digital Archives.

Liz gains experience and we gain capable assistance with the production of an important resource. Her developing understanding of the principles of information storage, preservation, access, and retrieval gives her a foundation for adding meaningful value to our collection. The result is a unique product accessible to the the university community, alumni, and the public.

Thank you, Liz!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Holiday Hours

The Darling Library will be open modified hours on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

All Hope International University offices will be closed. However, evening classes will meet as scheduled.

Labor Day Hours: 2:00pm to 11:00pm


Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd.

See a complete calendar of library hours.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Codex Sinaiticus - It's a Big Deal

Join us in celebrating the acquisition of
The Codex Sinaiticus 
 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:30AM


The Darling Library is planning a very short event to celebrate the acquisition of The Codex Sinaiticus which is now on display in the library. The event is to serve two purposes: to draw student attention to this resource and to thank the Treasures N Beyond thrift store board for their generous donation for its display case.

Dr. David Matson, Professor of Biblical Studies, who requested the book for the library and will be giving a short presentation about The Codex Sinaticus and how it will be useful for instruction at Hope.

The Codex Sinaiticus (facsimile edition, 2010) is a "big deal" in many ways.  

First of all, 'the Sinai Book' is important.
"It is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript – the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity – is of supreme importance for the history of the book." - The Codex Sinaiticus Project website

The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an undertaking of four entities which hold parts of the manuscript and agreed to put them together in one cohesive publication: The British Library Board, National Library of Russia, Monastery of Mount Sinai (Saint Catherine's), and The University of Leipzig as well as numerous contributors and funding bodies. Read more about it on their website.

Secondly, it is a big deal for the Darling Library because it was a big expense. This single volume cost more than some sets of encyclopedias! (Remember those?)

Physically, The Codex Sinaitucus is a big book. In fact, it is the largest book in the Darling Library. At 43 cm. (almost 17 inches) high it doesn't even fit on our Oversize shelves. (Books that are taller than 12 inches are put in the Oversize section in order to keep us from having to adjust shelving throughout the rest of the library.) The Codex is not only taller, it is bigger in every dimension - and it is much heavier. It would be dangerous to have it hanging on the open shelves.

Therefore, thanks to the Treasures N Beyond board we have a new display case just for this! Treasures N Beyond, formerly called The Heirloom Shoppe, is a thrift store that was established by the Pacific Christian Women's Association thirty years ago. Operated by volunteers, all of the proceeds go to fund projects that support the students of Hope International University.

Come celebrate with us!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Regular Library Hours begin August 24, 2014

The fall semester begins with traditional undergraduates attending classes on the main campus starting on Wednesday, August 20th.

Library hours for the week of August 17-23, 2014:

Sunday, August 17 - CLOSED
Monday, August 18 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 19 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 20 - 7:45am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 21 - 7:45am to 6:00pm
(Closed for Opening Convocation - 9:30am to 10:30am)
Friday, August 22 - 7:45am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 23 - CLOSED

Regular hours beginning August 24:

Sunday - 2:00pm to 11:00pm
Monday through Thursday - 7:45am to 11:00pm
(Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9:30am to 1030am)
Friday - 7:45am to 5:00pm
Saturday - CLOSED

See a complete calendar of library hours, holidays, and exceptions on the Darling Library's website.

Monday, August 11, 2014

How to get books: Hold, Borrow, Request

Hope International University is a member of a network of California academic libraries called Camino. Camino libraries integrate their catalogs through WorldCat Local so our patrons can search them all at once. When our patrons find a book that the HIU library doesn't have, they can still get it in a hurry if it is available from one of the Camino member libraries. And if that doesn't work, there is still another option.

Be sure to set up My Library Account to be an HIU Darling Library Patron.

Then here's how to get books:
  1. Before going to the library, search the library's catalog online. 
  2. Be sure you are logged in to My Library Account (or Patron Account Login.)
  3. Find a book you want to borrow. 

Best Case Scenario: The book is owned by Hope International University...

  1. Click on the Place Hold button. You should see a notification that your Hold request is successful.
  2. If it is not checked out (or when it is returned), the library staff will put it on the Hold shelf for you behind the Circulation Desk and you will receive an email letting you know when it is available for you to pick up. You may also sign in to My Library Account to see if the book is on the Hold shelf for you.
  3. Go to the library's Circulation Desk and check it out with your HIU ID card.
NOTE: Holds will be returned to the stacks if they are not picked up after seven days on the Hold shelf .

Second best: Can you wait two days? If it is not owned by HIU but is held by another Camino library...

  1. Check Availability. 
  2. If it is available, click on Borrow on Camino button. (Did you remember to sign in to My Library Account?) You should see a notification that your request was successful.
  3. If a Camino library honors your request it should be at the HIU Library within two days. You will receive an email letting you know when it is available for you to pick up. You may also sign in to My Library Account to see if the book is on the Hold shelf for you.
  4. Go to the library's Circulation Desk and check it out with your HIU ID card.
NOTE: Books will be returned to the Camino lending library if they are not picked up after seven days on the Hold shelf .

If it is not owned by either HIU or Camino, but another WorldCat Library... can you wait two weeks?

  1. Click on Request item through Interlibrary Loan button. You should see a notification that your request was successful.
  2. Wait for email notification on whether the request is being filled.
  3. If it is, it should be at the HIU Library within two weeks. You will receive an email letting you know when it is available for you to pick up. You may also sign in to My Library Account to see if the book is on the Hold shelf for you.
  4. Go to the library's Circulation Desk and check it out with your HIU ID card.
NOTE: Books will be returned to the lending library if they are not picked up after seven days on the Hold shelf .

You will receive a courtesy email reminding you when the book is due then overdue notices if you do not return it to the HIU Darling Library on time. You may be able to renew it by signing in to My Library Account (depending on the lending library's policies.)