James Paul Adamson - University of Hawaii at Manoa

James Paul Adamson

Head of Systems, University of Hawaii


Head of Systems - University of Hawaii

The Systems Department is responsible for maintaining the integrity and accessibility of online indexes and databases within the library management information system (LMIS). The member institutional network libraries is currently composed of: The University of Hawaii Statewide System including all its community college libraries, Bishop Museum, Hawaii Medical Library, and the State Archives of Hawaii.

Duties Include:

* Supervise the work of Systems department faculty and staff (3 seperate unions)

* Provide recommendations to the University Librarian and other site organizational directors

* Evaluate the delivery of automated library and information systems

* Coordianate information technology initiatives, software development and technical support

* Plan, advance, and assist in the installation of World Wide Web based services.

* Maintain both internal and external communications which include:

  • University of Hawaii Officials
  • University of Hawaii Information Technology Services (ITS)
  • Other State organizations
  • Library Vendors

* Manage and implement system and state-wide technology projects in relation to the LMIS


  • twice successfully performed migration of state-wide systems
  • state-wide system y2k project success (1 and half days of down time)
  • maintained technical staff with one turnover in 5 years
  • previous LMIS down only 3 days over a 10 year period


Hardware and Software Certifications

  • ORACLE 8 DBA Certifications (Redwood Shores, CA)
  • Sun Microsystems Enterprise Servers Certifications (Milpitas, CA)
  • SOLARIS System Administration Certifications (Milpitas, CA)
  • C and C++ Certifications (Milpitas, CA) (Los Angeles, CA)
  • JAVA 2 Certification (Dallas, TX)
  • Sun Microsystems Fault Analysis Certification (Honolulu, HI)
  • Tandem/COMPAQ NonStop Computer Administration Certifications (Cupertino, CA)
  • Tandem Application Language (TAL I, II) Certifications (Cupertino, CA)

University of Hawaii at Manoa- Master of Library and Information Studies - Emphasis in System Administration

University of Alaska, Anchorage- B.Sc. Computer Scinece Minor: Business Administration

University of Alaska, Anchorage - Computer Information Systems (Software Development, Systems Design & Analysis)


Hawaii Java Users Group (HJUG)

Editor, Hawaii Library Association Journal

Chapter Editors, American Library Association

Association of Computing Machinery


American Red Cross

  • Disaster Response Team

Manoa Valley Theatre

Community Organization Web Development Assistance


  • About the Hawaii Library Association

    The Hawaii Library Association Journal

  • A Heart for Literacy - June 1994 Volume 45

  • Infovision - June 1993 Volume 44

  • Preserving Our Future - June 1992 Volume 43

  • The Magic of Giving - June 1991 Volume 42

  • About the Hawaii Library Association Journal

    Indexes to the Hawaii Library Association Journal

  • Author Index 1947-1994 (Vol 1-45)
  • Title Index 1947-1994 (Vol 1-45)
  • Subject Index 1979-1994 (Vol 36-45)

  • The Hawaii Library Association Home Page

    Contact Information

    email James Adamson

    James Paul Adamson
    University of Hawaii
    Systems Department
    2550 McCarthy Mall
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA
    +1 808 956-2745 (tel)
    +1 808 956-2750 (fax)

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