Friday, September 29, 2017

Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Honored with New Endowment

On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 26, a signing ceremony for the newly established "Hawaiian and Pacific Collections Endowment in Honor of Its Faculty and Staff" was held in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room. The endowment was funded by Professor Emeritus Albert J. Schütz (pictured at right), whose relationship with the Library dates back to the time of Janet Bell (the Hawaiian Collection's first curator), Renée Heyum (the Pacific Collection's first curator) and Mary Muraoka (an early staff member), and continues until today. Prof. Schütz is the widely renowned linguist who has authored foundational scholarly texts on the Fijian and Hawaiian languages, as well as popular and well-known trade publications such as Say it in Fijian: An Entertaining Introduction to the Standard Language of Fiji and All About Hawaiian. The librarians and staff of the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections extend their gratitude first and foremost to Prof. Schütz for his generosity and thoughtfulness, and also to the Library's development officer SaraLyn Smith of UH Foundation for her work on their behalf. The signing ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by Interim University Librarian Monica Ghosh and the Library Administration.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Volume 28, no. 2 of The Contemporary Pacific is now available in open-access format at: https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/2828 The Contemporary Pacific, which is co-published by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the University of Hawai'i Press, is the world's foremost journal of interdisciplinary scholarship relating to Oceania. Back issues, from Volume 1. number 1 (1989) through one year prior to the present are freely available via Scholarspace, the UH-M Library's digital repository. Current issues are available to UH-M students, faculty and staff via Project Muse (which houses issues from the year 2000 through the present).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Changes to Hawaiian and Pacific Collections Hours

The UH-Manoa Library Administration recently released the below announcement, regarding changes in hours to the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. 

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The UH Library is instituting three changes to the hours for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections (HP) at Hamilton Library.
  • From August 14-17, 2017, during the "interim week" between the end ofsummer session and the beginning of the fall semester, HP will be open
    half days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • During the fall semester, August 21 to December 15, 2017, Sunday hourswill be limited to the first Sunday of the month from 1 to 5 p.m. Thedates of these Sundays are September 3October 1, November 5 and December3.
  • From December 18, 2017, to January 5, 2018, during winter break, HP willbe open half days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Otherwise, HP hours remain the same this fall: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Updates to our reading room hours will be posted on the Library's website as well as on the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections blog as they become available. If you would like to receive email updates, please write to hawnpac@hawaii.edu.

Thank you,
Library Administration

Monday, June 26, 2017

Exhibition: From Beneath the Surface

Maria Ahsing
Ka Wahine 'o Kaiona
woodcut print
The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are currently hosting "From Beneath the Surface: Recent Prints Concerning Hawai'i." The seventeen prints in this exhibition were created during the 2016-2017 academic year by students working in the printmaking studio in the Department of Art and Art History at UH-Manoa. The artwork is the result of students' participation in projects that addressed a collective concern for current issues surrounding cultural, political and environmental conditions in Hawai'i. 
"From Beneath the Surface" will be on exhibit in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room throughout the summer, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special thanks to Professor Charles Cohan for coordinating the production and installation of this exhibit.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Honolulu Weekly online



The Hawaiian Collection is pleased to announce that the full run of the Honolulu Weekly is now available online at: https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/55438

The Honolulu Weekly was published between 1991-2013. For many in Honolulu during these years, especially prior to the advent of the Internet, the Weekly was a welcome alternative to the Honolulu dailies, offering a fresh take on Honolulu's music and culture scene, and focusing on astutely selected issues of the day. The paper’s weekly publication cycle and long-format cover stories often allowed writers to explore topics at a depth the daily newspapers were unable to, while also encouraging writers to go beyond simple reporting and into a more nuanced analysis. While the paper’s embrace of “advocacy journalism” often lead to accusations of bias, it’s editorial staff made no pretense at hiding that bias, and also made a point of publishing work that at times ran counter to its own ethos. In later years, the paper’s editorial staff also made a point each week to publish a majority of letters critical to the paper’s own content, making the Letters page an entertaining and informative forum of its own.

This digitization project has been a long time in the making, almost 4 years exactly. We thank the following people for their help and persistence:

Laurie Carlson, Publisher, Honolulu Weekly, for permission to digitize and post online, and for bringing the Honolulu Weekly into being. Martha Chantiny, retired Department Head, Desktop Network Services (DNS), and DNS staff Kathleen Luschek and Daniel Ishimitsu, for doing the heavy lifting of getting this QC-ed, OCR-ed, and uploaded to eVols, the Library’s digital repository. Amy Carlson, Collection Services Division Head, Hamilton Library; and Lyn Nagoshi, Nora Goya and Wendy Wong in Hamilton Library’s Fiscal Office.