Archive for June, 2009

UHM Libraries closed over 4th of July weekend

16 June 2009

Hamilton Library and Sinclair Library will be closed July 3, 4, and 5 during the interim between summer sessions and in observance of the Fourth of July.

All Special Collections, including the Hawaiian and Pacific Reading Room, on the 5th floor of Hamilton will be closed one additional day on July 2 for fumigation of the collection.

We open again on Monday, July 6th for Second Summer Session.  See you then!


ScienceDirect Unavailable Saturday, 20 June 2009

16 June 2009

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 16 hours from 8:00 EDT Saturday, June 20 to 12:00 AM EDT Sunday, June 21. (I think that’s 2:00 am to 6:00 pm HST.)

UHM Library receives NEH award of $140,920

15 June 2009

The University of Hawai’I at Manoa Library has received an award of $140,920 to support the continuation of the “Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project” for 2009-2010.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $200,000 to begin digitization of  the Hawaii newspapers that were microfilmed in 2008. The Newspaper Digitization Project, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program [NDNP] developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize approximately 100,000 English-language newspaper pages between the years of 1880 and 1922 during the two-year grant period.   Ultimately, over a period of approximately 20 years, NDNP will create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and be freely accessible via the Internet.

Newspapers digitized as part of the grant award will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database.  Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).  To view the site and search for a newspaper, go to: <>.

UH Manoa Library’s Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project is currently working on ten Hawaiian newspapers published between 1880-1918:

  • The Independent, Editor Daniel Logan, (May 1, 1895 – June 15, 1895)
  • The Daily Herald, Editor Daniel Logan (Sept. 1, 1886 – July 30, 1887)
  • The Independent, Editor E. Norrie, (June 24, 1895 – Oct. 31, 1905)
  • The Hawaiian Gazette, published 1865 – Nov. 29, 1918
  • The Honolulu Republican, Editor E.S. Gill, (June 14, 1900 – Jan. 25, 1902)
  • Honolulu Times
  • Austin’s Hawaiian Weekly
  • The Democrat
  • Daily Honolulu Press
  • Saturday Press

For more information on the Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project, go to

Oshibana and Orchid Workshops

4 June 2009

The Library is offering two workshops to complement the current exhibit, ‘Okika o Hawai’i: Pressed for Time.

The first workshop is a 2-part workshop entitled, “Beginning Oshibana Workshop: the Art of Flower Pressing.” There will be 2 meetings on Sunday, June 14 & 21 from 1:00-4:00pm in Hamilton Library 301. The workshop will introduce plant pressing techniques, including selection and proper handling of different plant species, methods of plant drying, composition, and arrangement. Class sessions include demonstrations, discussion, and critiques. No previous experience required. Class is limited to 15 participants. The instructor, Edwin Cheung, graduated from Hong Kong Art Academy and is an Oshibana student of Master Nobujiro Yamaguchi. Ed is a member of the Hawai‘i Kai Orchid Society & he received the American Orchid Society Oshibana Outstanding Display award in 2008. The workshop fee, payable to instructor, is $125 which includes supplies & framing materials. Please call to reserve your spot!

The second workshop, “Orchids & Tea: a workshop for beginners!,” will be led by Mel Waki of the Honolulu Orchid Society on Sunday, June 21 at 3:00 followed by tea in the Orchid exhibit. Space is limited to 25 so please call for reservation. Participants may bring an orchid plant (limit one plant per person) for repotting or bring a plant that is not doing well for diagnosis and discussion. Potting materials will be provided!

For more information on the Library or to reserve a place in either workshop, contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 or email <>.