Campus computer, why are we spending the money for the subscriptions?” The increase in student body size also impacted these decisions. “Our building is small,” said Chew. “The student population is growing. We are trying to reclaim more study space for students and we can’t afford the luxury of duplicating in paper what we have online.” The Library administration is reassuring everyone that the resources that were physically removed from the shelves are not actually gone; they are simply available in a different format. “Nothing is gone,” said Moffat. “We never send something out the door unless we have it available in a better or different format.” The use of online subscriptions enables more sources to be accessed for less money. It also allows multiple users to access a source at the same time. Kimball Boone, a library employee, said, “We have access to about as much stuff as BYU Provo. We are
really fortunate. We want to help people find what they are looking for.” Online there is an interactive tutorial of the library’s Web page, called Holokai Tutorial. It shows users how to search for online articles step by step. Chew offered a brief explanation on how to search the online system. She said there is a link on the library home page named “journals.” After clicking, all you have to do is enter the name of the journal or magazine in the search bar. For the titles that are not available in hard copy or online, students can request copies at no cost through the Inter-Library Loan service, which also has a link on the library’s home page. The magazines that were removed were offered to the other BYU campuses, then to other Hawaii libraries. “Unfortunately, as there is no pulpier in Hawaii that would accept bound periodicals, we had to throw away the ones that no one wanted,” said Chew. - C ARRIE COLLINGRIDGE
gospel of Jesus Christ, the modern family and the pursuit of happiness. Students were asked how they prepare for the big day. “I like to spend a day in fasting and prayer in preparation for general conference,” said Sone Naunau, junior in accounting and Members of the LDS Church believe in a business from New Zealand. “It is really living prophet that receives direct revelation important to me that I pay attention to the from God. Twice a year, church members spirit while the leaders speak, and fasting and have the opportunity to hear from the praying definitely helps.” prophet, apostles, and other church leaders in Maika Tuala, a junior in psychola general conference of the church broadcast- ogy from Missouri, also shared proactive and ed all over the world. The conference, which practical ways to prepare. “I make sure I get begins Oct. 2, is divided into sessions that a good night’s sleep before general conferspan over two days. ence,” said Tuala. “They all have such sooth All are invited to tune in, watch ing voices that sometimes, it’s hard to not fall and learn. Church leaders speak and give asleep. I also like to get into Sunday dress counsel on various topics including the and go to the chapel. It becomes an occasion
for me this way and not something I watch on TV.” Often times, general conference is seen as an opportunity to have one’s questions answered. Masaki Sato, a sophomore in accounting from Japan, said, “I like to always have a few questions written down. I like to prayerfully approach general conference hoping that my questions are explained. I definitely like to dress up in my Sunday best and go to the chapel. It’s more formal that way.” Whether you watch conference at home on TV, dressed in comfy pajamas with a pancake breakfast, or watch it dressed in ‘Sunday best’ at the chapel, student said general conference is sure to lift your spirits and reveal ways to improve your life.
On l i n e p e ri odic a ls r e p l a c e h a rd c op ie s at BY U H l i bra ry Over the past five years the magazine collection in the Joseph F. Smith Library has diminished from 1,000 to 400 subscriptions. Online subscriptions are slowly replacing hard copies of the magazines. Marynelle Chew, head of library technical services, said, “We are only keeping in print those titles with no online access and those whose content is either LDS or about the Pacific.” The decision to go digital was mainly the result of the routine update of library resources, in addition to being cost effective. Riley Moffat, history professor and library personnel pointed out that “If we can get the full text of the magazine on the
Students prepare for this weekend’s general conference
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