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Dec. 7: Film screening, "Wa Kuk Wa Jimor--Marshallese Canoes Today"

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The below message was circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies: 


Wa Kuk Wa Jimor--Marshallese Canoes Today
Q & A with filmmaker Rachel Miller
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Noon - 1:15 pm
EWC Burns Hall, Room 3015/3019

The canoe tradition is one of the foundations of Marshallese culture. In the past it was the key to survival in the Marshall Islands, and it continues to embody many of the key values and practices of traditional Marshallese culture. Wa Kuk Wa Jimor--Marshallese Canoes Today (55 min, 2011), by Rachel Miller, introduced the tradition of the Marshallese canoe--including the history, types, and technological innovations of the canoes--and the complex connection between the canoe and Marshallese culture. It looks at the state of the canoe tradition in three locations in the Marshalls and explores the future of the canoe tradition.

Rachel Miller earned an MA in Pacific Islands studies from the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies. Prior to joining the MA pr…

Dec. 9: Tama'ita'i Sa!

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The below email message was circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, click on flyer at right:

The UHM Fealofani 'O Samoa Club and the Samoan upper-level classes invite you to
TAMA'ITA'I SA!
on Friday, 9 December, at 7:30 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Nov. 22: "Amuia le Masina: Moon Madness, Ghosts, and Metaphors"

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, click on flyer at right. Amuia le Masina: Moon Madness, Ghosts, and Metaphors
by Marisa Maepu Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer at UH Manoa

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2011 Time: 3:00 pm Place: UHM Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Refreshments to follow.

Nov. 17: "Insular Empire" Screening and Discussion

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies:
Insular Empire Screening and Discussion

The UH Marianas Club presents a screening of the groundbreaking PBS documentary, The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands. After the screening, a panel discussion will be held with Chamoru activists/scholars: Tressa Diaz, Angela Hoppe-Cruz, and Craig Santos Perez.

When: Thursday, November 17 2011

4:30-5:00 Chanting and Introductions
5:00-6:00 Film Screening
6:00-7:00 Panel Discussion
7:00-8:00 Food & Drinks

Where: Ala Wai Plaza Conference Room
500 University Ave #101, Honolulu, HI

Refreshments will be provided
Hosted & sponsored by the UH Marianas Club

Nov. 17: "One Voice" Screening and Discussion

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Department of Linguistics:

Dear UH Linguistics community,

This is a reminder that this coming Thursday we will welcome UH's own Lisette Flanary (Academy of Creative Media) to screen her new documentary "ONEVOICE" for the LSH! This will be happening on Thursday, November 17 at 6PM in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. Please join us!
ONEVOICE is a film that is very relevant for our department, as it showcases Hawaiian language and music revitalization right here on O'ahu (see the synopsis below). We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to see the film as a group and talk with the director. You can read more about ONEVOICEhere.
The film was also just nominated for the very prestigious IFP Gotham Award in New York City. I saw the film a few months ago and thought it was wonderful. Hope to see you all there!
~Andrea Berez
Synopsis
ONEVOICE is a documentary film that tells the story …

Nov. 9: Roundtable on (De)Militarizing the Pacific

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more, click on the flyer at right:

(De)Militarizing the Pacific:
a roundtable discussion featuring scholars & activists from Hawai'i & Guahan

11/9/11
7pm
Halau O Haumea
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Speakers:

Julian Aguon is an attorney who specializes in international law and the author of numerous books and law journal articles on the subjects of self-determination, decolonization, demilitarization, and international human rights. He teaches International Law at the University of Guam and lectures widely on these issues. His most recent book, What We Bury At Night, describes the present day realities of the United States' continuing colonial relationships with the islands and peoples of Micronesia. He was named a 2011 Petra Fellow by the New York-based Petra Foundation, a national foundation that honors individuals deemed t…

Through Nov. 14: Exhibition of Paintings by Jeffry Feeger

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The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are honored to host Port Moresby Market Collection, an exhibition by visiting artist Jeffry Feeger. The below is quoted directly from the exhibition announcement. To view a video of the artist creating one of the pieces that is currently on exhibit, click here.

Port Moresby Market CollectionExhibition
November 1­–14
Hawaiian & Pacific Collections
University of Hawai‘I Hamilton Library
2550 McCarthy Mall, 5th Floor
Hours: M–F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m

Artist Walk–Through and Lecture/ with Reception
Monday, November 7
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Hamilton Library, Room 301
Meet at 12:00 in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at Hamilton Library, 5th Floor Lecture and reception to follow walk-through in Room 301

Feeger, who is currently living and working in Port Moresby, has become part of a new generation of PNG artists whose work provokes critical awareness about social and political realities in PNG. In 2009 he was awarded the inaugural Tautai Contemp…

Volunteers needed: Hawaiian language newspapers project

The below is quoted directly from a message circulated on behalf of Puakea Nogelmeier: 
Volunteers are needed, up to 3,000, to help type 60,000 pages of digitized Hawaiian language newspapers to make them all searchable. You don't need to know Hawaiian, just need to have a computer and access to the internet. Can you volunteer 10 hours a month and type 3 newspaper pages each month? The project launches on November 28, 2011 and will finish by July 31, 2012, Restoration Day. Sign up now at www.awaiaulu.org and be part of this historical Hawaiian legacy effort. See the two attachments for more information and spread the word to your email lists. Thank you.

Last Chance to Register: Pacific Trivia Night

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies:
Aloha Mai Kakou, Hafa Adai, Bula Vinaka, Talofa Lava, Alii, Malo e Lelei, Kia Ora, Namaste, Kia Orana and Halo Olgeta,

Pacific Trivia Night, hosted by the Pan-Pacific Association (PPA), will be held Friday, 4 November. Information is on the attached flyer. There are many great prizes to be won, so PPA invites you to invite your friends and come share in the fun of the night.

E-mail panpacifichawaii@gmail.com for details about registering as a team; the team registration deadline is Friday, 28 October.
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The Pros and Cons of Long-term Fieldwork

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies: Please join the Department of Anthropology for today's colloquium:
The Pros and Cons of Long-term Fieldwork
by Alan Howard, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UH Manoa
Date: Thursday, 27 October Time: 3:00 pm Place: UHM Crawford Hall 105
During the 20th century most anthropological fieldwork was conducted in a single visit, usually of about a year's duration. This led to narrative accounts in the "ethnographic present," which fostered a rather static view of culture. Improvements in transportation and communication have made return visits over long periods of time more feasible for ethnographers, providing opportunities to come to grips with changes over time, changes in the culture being studied, changes in anthropology, and changes in the ethnographer(s). Alan Howard will discuss the pros and cons of such long-term fieldwork based on his experience of more than 50 years of r…

Digital newspapers: Researching Hawai'i and the Pacific in 19th and 20th century newspapers

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Both the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections have a great many historic newspapers, dating from the 19th century through present. Many are in microfilm format, and most have not been indexed, meaning that if you're searching for a specific event, your only option may be to go to the microfilms and begin reading papers dating from the period you're interested in. However, some have been digitized, and in these cases are searchable and readable online. In some cases, these newspapers are housed in paid-access databases; below are three open-access sites:
Chronicling America: Covers U.S. newspapers from 1836 to 1922, including (to date) fifteen different titles from Hawai'i (with more to come). Although these are U.S. and Hawai'i papers, they often cover major Pacific events of the day, and in terms of Pacific research can be useful in understanding how residents of Hawai'i and the continental U.S. viewed events in the broader Pacific. (For more on the Hawaiian Colle…

"SAILING, NAVIGATION, AND CANOE CULTURE IN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS"

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The Center for Pacific Islands Studies is sponsoring this presentation by Joseph Genz and Rachel Miller on Wednesday, October 26, from Noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information, click on the flyer at right. Those interested in images of Marshallese canoes and canoing, numerous images can be found in the following online collections, which derive from photo holdings of the Pacific Collection at Hamilton Library:
Jack Tobin Marshall Islands Anthropology Collection
Nuclear Diaspora: Bikini and Enewetak Trust Territory Photo Archives

Rainfall Atlas of Hawaii, now online

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The Geography Department at UH-Manoa has recently put online a revised edition of The Rainfall Atlas of Hawaii, which was last published in 1986. This new online version includes data from 1978 through 2007, along interactive maps and other material that is unique to the online version. To view the new Atlas, click here.

Tuvalu Photo Essay

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The October 18, 2011 online edition of the New York Times includes a photo essay on Tuvalu. To access it, click on the image at right.

Library Guide: "Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers from Hawaii and the U.S."

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Chronicling America is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) / Library of Congress (LOC)project to digitize and provide free online access to historical English-language newspapers from across the United States, spanning the dates 1826-1922.The University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Hamilton Library has been participating in this project since 2008, and has to date digitized and made available online fifteen of Hawaiʻi's newspapers, with new content added quarterly.Hawaiian Collection Librarian Dore Minatodani has created an online library guide detailing the project and how best to use it for Hawaii-related research. To view the guide, click here. To go directly to the individual Hawaii newspapers that have been scanned and added to the Chronicling America site, click the links below.
Austin's Hawaiian Weekly (Honolulu) 1899-190?The Daily Bulletin (Honolulu) 1882-1895The Daily Herald (Honolulu) 1886-1887Daily Honolulu Press (Honolulu) 1885-1886The Democrat (Honolulu) 1910-1…

Pacific Islands Forum report

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, click on flyer at right: Please join us on Wednesday for
Chinese Exceptionalism at the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum: A preliminary report by Gerard A Finin, Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 Noon-1:15 pm EWC John A Burns Hall, Room 3012

Tattoo Traditions of Polynesia

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Brian Richardson, as part of the Windward Community College "Common Books" program. All events take place on the Windward Community College campus. Several of Tricia Allen's tattooing publications are available at the UH-Manoa Hamilton Library, including The Polynesian Tattoo Today (Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 2010) and Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii (Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 2006):

Tattoo Traditions of Polynesia

Tattooing was far more than body decoration in traditional Polynesia. It was intricately woven into the social, political, and religious systems of the Polynesian people. Tattooist, author, and historian Tricia Allen will present a three-part series of beautifully illustrated presentations on the cultural practices in early historic times.

A Tattoo Tour of Polynesia
Tues. Oct. 11 12:30-2pm
Hale Akoakoa 101-103

Tattoo Traditions of the Marquesas
Tues. Oct. 18 12:30-2pm
Hale Akoakoa 101-103

Tattoo Traditions of …

Wednesday, Sept. 28: "ARTISTIC ESCAPADES: Artist Residencies in Oceania"

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, click on the flyer at right. The Pacific Collection holds library copies of Katherine Higgins' book, Red wave : space, process, and creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, as well as her Plan B Master's Project, Biau Kula : space, process, and creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture. The text of Biau Kula can also be found online via Scholarspace, the library's digital repository.

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ARTISTIC ESCAPADES: Artist Residencies in Oceania by Katherine Higgins
Wednesday, 28 Sept 2011 Noon-1:15 pm EWC John A Burns Hall, Room 3012
Katherine Higgins, who has an MA in Pacific Islands studies from the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies and a graduate certificate in museum studies from the Museum Studies Program in the UHM Department of American Studies, has been working with artists in Oceania for a number of years. In her talk she will …

Sept. 22: "Holographic Epistemology, Native Common Sense"

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In preparation for her keynote address at the upcoming Western Museum Association Conference, Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer is giving a free public lecture on indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing. The lecture takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bishop Museum's Atherton Halau. For more information, click on the image at right.

Sept. 15: "Household Economy, Gendered Labor, and Spanish Colonialism in the Mariana Islands"

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, which is co-sponsoring this presentation:

ANTHROPOLOGY COLLOQUIUM SERIES Household Economy, Gendered Labor, and Spanish Colonialism in the Mariana Islands
James M. Bayman Anthropology, UH Manoa Thursday, September 15th, 3:00 pm, in Crawford Hall 105 Gendered labor characterizes household economies throughout the world but its archaeological evidence is often elusive.  This presentation compares ethnohistoric accounts of household organization with archaeological patterns of domestic economy at a 17th century village on the island of Guam in the Marianas archipelago.  This study analyzes archaeological assemblages from two latte buildings to document the economic activities of their residents.  Unexpected differences in their assemblages indicate that economic tasks varied between the residents of the two latte buildings and that traditional Chamorro households were comprised of multiple building…

JSTOR announces release of free "Early Journal Content" online

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The below is quoted directly from a news release posted today by JSTOR:
On September 6, 2011, we announced that we are making journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR. While JSTOR currently provides access to scholarly content to people through a growing network of more than 7,000 institutions in 153 countries, we also know there are independent scholars and other people that we are still not reaching in this way.  Making the Early Journal Content freely available is a first step in a larger effort to provide more access options to the content on JSTOR for these individuals.   The Early Journal Content will b…

latest issue of The Contemporary Pacific

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The latest issue of The Contemporary Pacific (Vol. 23, number 2, Fall 2011) has been released, and is available to UH students, faculty and affiliates via Project Muse. The latest issue features cover art (pictured at right) by Solomon Enos as well as articles by April K. Henderson ("Fleeting Sustainability: The Samoan Giant in US Popular Discourse"); Cluny Macpherson and La'avasa Macpherson ("Churches and the Economy of Samoa"); Michael P.J. Reilly ("Maori Studies, Past and Present: A Review"); Guido Carlo Pigliasco and Thorolf Lipp ("The Islands Have Memory: Reflections on Two Collaborative Projects in Contemporary Oceania"); and Brij V. Lal ("Where Has All the Music Gone? Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary of Fiji's Independence"). Also included are the standard range of Political, Book and Media reviews.  As a reminder, all back issues of The Contemporary Pacific (prior to one year from the present) are also freely avai…

"New Flags Flying"

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For those interested in Hawaiian sovereignty or the history of decolonization in the Pacific, Radio New Zealand hosts a website worth visiting.New Flags Flying includes background information on each independent nation of the Pacific, audio recordings (with print transcripts) of interviews with Pacific leaders and a "significant events since independence" narrative for each country.

“From APEC to Polynesia: Regionalism in World History”

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The World History Association of Hawai'i has issued a call for papers for its first annual conference, titled "From APEC to Polynesia: Regionalism in World History." The conference will be held on October 15, 2011, at Hawai'i Pacific University's downtown Honolulu campus. Paper abstracts are due October 1. For more information, click on the image at right.

Library Guide: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Archives

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The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Archives is one of the single most valuable collections of primary source material available dealing with the post-WWII Trust era in Micronesia. It can also at times be challenging for first time users. Pacific Specialist Librarian Eleanor Kleiber recently published an online guide to the Trust Territory Archives, which includes searching tips as well as numerous links to related materials: http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/tta

More "Hawaiian Waters" online

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The Hawaiian Collection is involved in an ongoing project to digitize and make freely available online important documents dealing with Hawai'i's freshwater resources. Hawaiian Collection librarian Jodie Mattos, who is coordinating the work, has announced that a new batch of material was uploaded recently, bringing to 68 the total number of documents currently available. Work on the project continues; for more information, click here. To go directly to the Hawaiian Waters site, click on the image at right.

"Urban(e) Tannese: Local Perspectives on Settlement life in Port Vila, Vanuatu"

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands. For more on the exhibit, click on the image at right:

East-West Center Seminar in connection with the exhibit 'Port Vila: Mi Lavam Yu'
Cosponsored with the Department of Anthropology, UHM

"Urban(e) Tannese: Local Perspectives on Settlement life in Port Vila, Vanuatu"

by Lamont Lindstrom
Department of Anthropology, University of Tulsa

12 noon Friday September 2, 2011
East-West Center Art Gallery

Significant rural-urban migration has characterized the postcolonial Melanesian states including Vanuatu. Over the past 30 years, most people who once lived in Samaria village (Tanna Island) have moved to squatter settlements that ring Port Vila, Vanuatu's capital town. Life history interviewing of migrants now living in Port Vila's Blacksands and Ohlen neighborhoods document peoples' participation in urban life and how this participation is shaping a new urbanity in Vanu…

Sia Figiel reading

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Samoan novelist and poet Sia Figiel will be joined by several other writers for a reading at Revolution Books on Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m. For more information, click on the flier at right. To view the library's holdings of works by Figiel, click here and search for Figiel, Sia in the author field. To view a selected bibliography on Pacific Islands literature, compiled by the late Dr. Karen Peacock, click here. The New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre's "Pasifika Poetry" page also includes several video clips of Figiel reading her work.

2010 State of Hawaii Databook released online

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The State of Hawaii Databook is a major resource for current and historical statistics on a wide array of topics. Published annually since 1967, the Databook has also been made available for free downloading since 2000. The 2010 Databook has just been released; the below is quoted directly from a release circulated by the State of Hawaii Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
HONOLULU—The State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today released the 2010 edition of the State of Hawai‘i Data Book at http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt.  

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation.  With 800 data tables, it covers a broad range of statistical information in areas such as population, education, labor, energy, business enterprises, government, tourism and transportation.

“Our Data Bookis a valuable tool for business planners, researchers, policy makers, and anyone who wants or needs to know more…

UH-Manoa joins Center for Research Libraries consortium

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The UH-M Library recently joined the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) consortium, which allows Manoa students, faculty, staff and affiliates free access to a variety of services, including free interlibrary loan (via second day UPS airmail) to more than 5 million items held by the Ohio-based CRL library, including many of potential use to scholars of Hawai'i and the Pacific. To search the CRL library catalog and request items via interlibrary loan, go to http://catalog.crl.edu/  For more information on CRL, visit www.crl.edu.
The below text is quoted directly from the CRL website:

The Center for Research Libraries makes available approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the CRL’s …

Pacific News From Manoa

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The latest issue of Pacific News From Manoa, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies newsletter, was recently released. To access the online edition, click here.

"Developing Pacific Scholarship"

The below message was recently circulated by Richard Eves, of the State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program at Australian National University. For more information, please follow the links:
Dear Colleagues, I wish to draw your attention to the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Pacific Research Colloquium - Developing Pacific Scholarshipto be held on the ANU Campus 30 January - 10 February 2012. The Research Colloquium is envisaged as a training opportunity for younger Pacific Islands researchers and we are offering a Pacific Scholarship Award for eight places to graduate students and scholars from universities, research institutions and professional bodies in the Pacific Islands to attend. Full travel costs to and from Canberra, plus accommodation, will be paid to successful Pacific Islander applicants. For more information see the following: http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/documents/SS…

"Teaching with ARTstor: Re-historicizing Contemporary Pacific Island Art"

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The blog for the digital library ARTstor recently featured an entry by UH-Manoa graduate student Marion Cadora, whose studies focus on contemporary Pacific art and artists. Marion's article is an excellent introduction to ARTstor's utility for scholars of Hawaii and the Pacific. To read it, click here. ARTstor holds more than 1 million images, and includes a growing body of Hawaiian and Pacific content; to access the site, click here.

"Hawaiian Waters" online

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While a fair amount of emphasis has been placed in recent years on making Hawai’i land documents available online, less attention has been paid to digitizing materials that relate to one of the Islands’ most important (and sometimes contentious) resources: water. The Hawaiian Collection and the Library’s Desktop Networking Services (DNS) department recently received funding from the Greater Western Libraries Alliance (GWLA) to digitize important documents dealing with fresh water in the Islands. The below announcement is quoted directly from an e-mail circulated by Martha Chantiny, head of DNS:

In September 2010 the GWLA Board approved the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library Opportunity Fund request in the amount of $3600 to digitize Hawaii historical water materials.
We are pleased to announce that the first 33 titles processed via the grant are now available in our eVols digital collection repository:

http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/11858/browse?type=title

Mahalo to…

Online Photo Collection: Jack Tobin Marshall Islands Anthropology Collection

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The Pacific Collection has completed a new online photograph database. The Jack Tobin Marshall Islands AnthropologyCollectionspans the years 1950 through 1972, during which time Dr. Tobin, a renowned anthropologist, was living and working in the Marshall Islands. The date range covered by these images was one of major change for the Marshalls, beginning not long after the outset of nuclear testing (1946) in the region and ending not long before the establishment of the Republic of the Marshall Islands as an independent nation (1979). The 1,933 images in this collection also enhance the Library's online collection Nuclear Diaspora: Bikini and Enewetak, which documents roughly the same period as witnessed by Dr. Robert Kiste and Dr. Leonard Mason. (Tobin initially went to the Marshall Islands in 1950 as a student of Len Mason, and all three had longstanding ties to the University of Hawai'i.)
The digitization work was funded by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies…

Climate change resources: "Threatened Island Nations"

From May 23-25, 2011, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School are co-sponsoring "Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate." The New York conference will look at the legal framework surrounding climate change issues. Of note for those studying climate change in Hawaii and the Pacific: The conference website includes annotated bibliographies on various aspects of climate change as well as links to other online resources.

Recent Film Additions

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Below are listed some recently arrived films, all of which are available to UH-Manoa students, faculty and staff through the Wong Audio/Visual Center. To see the library cataloging record or request a film for viewing, click on the title. All films in the University Hawaii system can be found by searching the Voyager online catalog. The Center for Pacific Islands Studies also maintains a database that is specific to Oceania-related films—click here to visit the Moving Images of the Pacific Islandsdatabase.

Chechemeni's Adventure (2006) - Documentary film of the voyage from Satawal to Okinawa made by Chechemeni, a Carolinian traditional canoe, and six courageous sailors in 1975. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Jaki Ed: Marshallese Clothing Mats(2010) - A short cultural history of finely woven and decorative clothing mats worn traditionally by men and women in the Marshall Islands. It details the mat weaving process and describes recent efforts in the Marshall Islands to revive th…

Modified Summer Hours

Due to Library-wide budget cutting measures, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections will be closed on Sundays throughout Summer 2011. In the period beginning May 15 and running through August 21, the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed on Saturdays and Sundays. During the summer interim period, May 16 through May 20, the Collections will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For more on Hamilton Library's hours, click here. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Now available online: Inventory of Newspapers Published in Hawaii, A Preliminary List

Hawai'i has a newspaper publishing history that dates back to 1834, and includes papers published in virtually every language spoken in the Islands. In the early 1980s, as part of the Hawaii Newspaper Project, Nancy Jane Morris and Clare Marumoto set out to create an inventory of all known newspapers published in the Islands. The result was the 113-page Inventory of Newspapers Published in Hawaii, A Preliminary List. the UH-M library recently digitized the Inventory, and has made it available on eVols, the library's digital repository for material that it digitizes as part of grant projects and digital library program initiatives. To download and view the Inventory, go to: http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/11832

"School on the Hill"

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The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are currently hosting "School on the Hill," an exhibit of seventeen large-format photographs by Floyd Takeuchi, who recently published a book by the same name. (For more information on the book, click the cover image at right.) The photos will be on exhibit in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room through the end of April. The artist's statement for the show is quoted verbatim here:

“School On The Hill” is a photographic essay about Xavier High School, a Jesuit boarding school in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.Xavier High School is a small school (175 students in grades 9-12) on a small island (Weno) in a large ocean. But the impact of this school, which has welcomed Micronesian students since 1952, is disproportionate to its size.It is not an exaggeration to say that Xavier High School has impacted more lives and nations than any other secondary school in the Western Pacific. Xavier High School has produced four…

Library Sciences scholarship programs

The below is quoted in entirety from an email circulated by Jane Barnwell, Director of Library and Information Literacy Initiatives at Pacific Resources in Education and Learning (PREL): LIS Scholarship Application
This is a great opportunity for funding.  The LIS Scholarship application is also open.  Applications must be submitted by April 1 for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 awards.  The application is located at: http://www.lis.unt.edu/main/Forms/ScholarshipApplication/Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Call for Applications
http://www.arl.org/news/pr/IRDW-1march11.shtml
Deadline June 1, 2011
For more information, contact:
 Mark A. Puente
 Association of Research Libraries
 202-296-2296
 mpuente@arl.org (mailto:mpuente@arl.org)
Washington DC--The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is  accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce  (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information  science (MLIS…