Thank you to the Hawai’i State Archive

Last day at the Hawai'i State Archive (September 2014). I'm so grateful to have spent the last 10 months working as a volunteer at the Hawai'i State Archive and am sad to say goodbye in order to focus on my studies in the last two semesters of my MLISc degree. It was my [...]

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Creating A Mobile App for A Non-Profit

Consultation and Creation In February 2014 when I consulted with Lyon Arboretum on what types of issues they were facing with their social media and technology platforms (see LADIP post dated July , 2014) I discovered that the main three problems they faced were as follows: Lack of control over the information on their website; Inability [...]

Lyon Arboretum Digital Initative

In February 2014 I began collaborating on a digital initiative project for the Lyon Arboretum (a research unit of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) with the UHM Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program in the capacity of the Museum Studies program graduate assistant as well as the Team Captain for the UHM LIS Web Team. The Issues [...]

Guide By Cell – UHM BFA Capstone Exhibit

As the Graduate Assistant for the UHM Museum Studies Program, I am able to be a part of many exciting exhibits in Hawai'i. One of our most recent projects was setting up a Guide By Cell dial-in interactive for the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Art Department's BFA Capstone Exhibit, Pause. For this project, I [...]

Preservation Week at UHM

Every semester at the University of Hawai'i, the students in the Library and Information Sciences program who are focusing on archives and special collections get a chance to take their skills and knowledge out into the community through by creating brochures, posters, flyers, coaster and videos which create awareness about the importance of conservation and [...]

UHM Rare Book Collection Website

In January 2015 I wrote an extensive post about the University of Hawai'i Rare Book Collection website and informational videos that I was developing in order to assist the collection with outreach. The site has now been completed and is available for your perusal. I hope that you enjoy the information provided about this wonderful collection/ Check [...]

iDigBio 2014: Geolocation, Digitization Modules and Crowdsourcing

Day three of the 2014 iDigBio Conference was held at Bishop Museum, and while many of us were ready for more information about digitization in Pacific collections, we were also exhausted from the overflow of new incoming knowledge. It was really nice to be able to hold the conference at Atherton Hale at [...]

iDigBio 2014: Thematic Collections Networks, Digitization and Keynote

Day two of the 2014 iDigBio Conference included a welcome from Gil Nelson, iDigBio’s digitizing specialist and professor at the Florida State University as well as an overview and logistics of the weeklong conference. iDigBio Conference, Day Two We then watched eight, 6-minute videos prepared by scholars, scientists and professionals from all [...]

iDigBio 2014: Data Modeling Workshop

On March 24, 2014, the first day of the 2014 iDigBio conference, I attended a Data Modeling workshop where I learned about developing aggregators (a fancy word for a website or program that collects related items of content and displays them or links to them). Aggregators store and curate information and pull primary data and images from the [...]

iDigBio Integrated Digitized Biocollections 2014 Workshop

I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to attend the 2014 DigBio biological collections digitization week-long workshops which are targeted to natural history collections specialists in Hawai‘i, Guam and other countries in the South Pacific. This year’s workshop is sponsored the East-West Center, Bishop Museum, University of Hawai‘i, and the Pacific Science Association. This [...]