Friday, April 26, 2013

OHA Releases New Database

The below is quoted directly from a press release circulated by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.


HONOLULU (April 25, 2013) --  The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today unveiled a new searchable online geographic information system, which makes data that once would have taken hours - if not days - to compile now available within seconds.
Three years in the making, OHA's new Kīpuka Database provides easy access to a wide array of information, including more than 5,000 Native Hawaiian land awards, nearly 10,000 historic sites, and various ahupua'a boundaries.
The database is expected to help complement OHA's other key research tools, such as the Native Hawaiian Data Book and the Papakilo Database, a digital library for Native Hawaiian historical and cultural information.
"The Kīpuka database is the latest example of efforts by OHA to make the best possible Native Hawaiian historical and cultural land information widely available," said OHA Chief Executive Officer Kamana'opono Crabbe. "And we are extremely proud to make it happen."
For more information about OHA’s new hi-tech research tool, visit www.Kipukadatabase.com

Friday, April 19, 2013

Construction update: Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are OPEN

As a result of the construction project that is underway in Hamilton Library, the three elevators on the first floor that directly lead to the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are currently inaccessible. However, please note that the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are open for normal business hours (as are floors 2 through 4 below us). To reach our collections, please go to the second floor of "Phase I" of the library -- i.e., the part of the building that houses the main entrance to the library, the circulation counter, business office and etc. -- and then proceed to "Phase II" of the library (the portion that holds the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections). From there, take an elevator up to the fifth floor.
The 2nd floor of Phase I can be reached either via the stairwell that is located adjacent to the first floor circulation counter, or via two remaining elevators in the Phase I side of the building (which service floors 1 through 3 only). Detour signs have been placed in the library's foyer.
As previously announced, the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be closed on May 11 as part of this same construction project. The closure is expected to last approximately eight week. For more information, please click here: http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/hpsummer

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Connecting Libraries: French Polynesia & Hawai'i

On Thursday, April 18 at 3:45 p.m. Pacific Collection librarian Eleanor Kleiber will join Danielle Niquet, a librarian at the University of French Polynesia, to discuss their experiences as librarians in Hawai'i and Tahiti, respectively. The discussion is open to the public, as is being co-sponsored by the UH-Manoa Library and Information Sciences Program; the American Library Association's UH Student Chapter; the Center for Pacific Islands Studies; and the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. The event is free and open to the public; for more information click on the flyer at right.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

PACITA: Pacific Islanders in the Arts

A series of free events on the UH Manoa campus next week (4/18-20) will gather poets, filmmakers, musicians and playwrights. For more information click on the flyer at right, or visit the Pacific Literature at UHM Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book Drive for Hawaiian Prisoners

UH Manoa's Native Hawaiian Student Services organization is conducting a book drive to create a library for Hawaiian prisoners. The event takes place Monday, April 8 from 3-5 p.m. at the Kamakauokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. For more information, click on the flyer at right.