Archive for May, 2011

Marshall Islands Online Photo Collection 1950-1972

26 May 2011

From Stu Dawrs in the Pacific Collection:

The Pacific Collection has completed a new online photograph database. The Jack Tobin Marshall Islands Anthropology Collection spans 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’ Title VI National Resource Center grant, and was greatly aided by the Library’s Desktop Networking Services department.

Web access to Star Advertiser

25 May 2011

From our electronic resources librarian:

The UH Manoa Library now has full-text access to articles published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser via ProQuest. You can search the Star-Advertiser, as well as its former titles, the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin, via the Honolulu Star-Advertiser index. To browse issues back to 1996 for the Bulletin and 2002 for the Advertiser, follow the links to the Gateway records for the individual publications.

Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Summer Hours

23 May 2011
From Stu Dawrs, Senior Pacific Specialist Librarian:
Summer Hours in the UHM Hawaiian and Pacific Collections
Due to library-wide budget-cutting measures, UH-Manoa Hamilton Library’s Hawaiian & Pacific Collections will be closed on weekends throughout summer 2011. The closures begin Sunday, May 15, and last through Sunday, August 21.
During the summer interim period (May 16 through May 20), the collections will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed Saturdays and Sundays). For the rest of the summer (May 23 through August 21), the collections will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

Georeferenced Aerial Photographs

23 May 2011

From the UH Manoa Library Maps, Aerials and GIS (MAGIS) Department:

Georeferenced Aerial Photographs of Hawaii (Big Island) Now On-line – Partnership with National Park Service:

Sixty aerial photographs focusing on Ala Kahakai National Hawaii Trail and Pu’u honua o Honaunau National Hawaii Park have been georeferenced and are now available here: