After many complaings from other collegues about LISA database not appearing. and at the request of my supervisor to look for resources on LISA database. i had to act and try to find out why we cant see LISA in the database list any more.
Yesterday morning i went to Mr. Tareq Office in Jaber AL-Ahmed library with a brave heart to let me enter LISA database. but i found out that even Tareq dont know what is the problem and where is LISA. so i headed to MR Wael Matar Office, he is a great guy and great help as he is the head of information serivces there and he is reponsable for comunication with the company that provide the databases to Kuwait University. he was shocked that i did not graduate yet and i told him that i dont want to gradutae now because i like it to much here in KUNIV. any way, when i explaned the probelm to him he was surbrised and checked himself and LISA was alos not there. he made some phone calls here and there then there was the surbrise. It seems that the University did not pay the yearly subscription to the vendor. and some paper work has to be done. and its going to take a cuble of week for LISA to appear again .
UPDATE: if you dont know what is LISA, its Library and Information Science Abstracts. (LISA) is a valuable reference tool for current awareness in information sciences. Comprehensive coverage allows access to past, present, and ongoing developments in librarianship, information science, online retrieval, new information technologies, and publishing. LISA includes abstracting and indexing of 500 periodicals (dating from 1969) from over 60 countries along with unpublished academic and institutional research from the Current Research in Library and Information Science Database (since 1981).