NDNP Awardee Interim Performance Report
07/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
(July-August 2011 covered in
previously submitted report,
ID: 102262 covering the reporting period: 2/1/2011-8/31/2011)
NEH Award Number: PJ-50035-08
NDNP State: Hawaii
Submitted By: Martha Chantiny
Report Date: January 31, 2012
INTERIM PERFORMANCE REPORT NARRATIVE
1. Describe any changes that you have made or that you anticipate making in the project work plan or methodology from the award proposal submitted to the competition.
In November 2011 we requested and were granted an extension of the grant period to February 28, 2013. The no-cost project extension is to ensure final delivery of batches and duplicate microfilms to Library of Congress. It is also to fund for a Hawai‘i site visit and to send Deborah Thomas, the LC NDNP representative to participate in the annual PIALA (Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums) Conference in November 2012, when it will be held in Guam, an unincorporated territory of the United States. If there is enough funding, a member of the University of Hawai‘i Library project will also attend PIALA and make a presentation.
2. Please describe any selection or film acquisition/evaluation activities during the performance period.
None. Project members have been concentrating more heavily on outreach activities. Links from the locally created "Bob Krauss Research Index: an index of English-language newspapers from Hawai‘i, 1840-1944" to specific Chronicling America newspaper pages have been added.
See an example here: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hawaiiancollection/krauss/multiprocess.php?boolean1=1&terms1=hawaiian+star&fields1=4&booleanb1=1&boolean2=1&terms2=&fields2=1&booleanb2=1&boolean3=1&terms3=&fields3=1
3. Describe any specific award activities that have taken place between collaborating institutions in your state.
Hawaiian and Pacific Collections librarians included information about Chronicling America in 19 University of Hawai‘i at Manoa library instruction classes, to 321 students between July through December, 2011.
4. Describe specifically your progress in conversion and/or vendor selection (attach documentation as desired).
5. Do you have any questions or comments regarding the use of the tools provided by LC (Digital Viewer Validation)?
6. Provide an update on your planned schedule for delivery of digital assets to the NDNP repository.
As of the end of December 2011, we have sent out 8 batches to Library of Congress. The first 5 batches have been accepted. We currently hold 3 batches and they will be sent out monthly per delivery deadline agreement). One more batch is being processed by our digitization vendor, and one batch will require re-work and resubmission to Library of Congress.
7. State briefly the status of any other digitized newspaper activities in your or collaborating partners’ institutions (non-NDNP-funded).
A related project - digitization of Hawaiian language newspapers - entered a new phase with the call for volunteer typists to help transcribe 60,000 digitally scanned pages through the Ike Kuokoa Initiative to make Hawaiian-language newspapers searchable online. The effort was launched on Nov. 28 ; the Initiative estimates it will take a volunteer about three hours to type a page, and about 3,000 volunteers are needed to complete the project by its July 31 target deadline, a date chosen because it coincides with Hawaiian Restoration Day, commemorating the end of the Hawaiian Kingdom's brief occupation by Great Britain. See: http://www.awaiaulu.org/main/index.php. An article about being a volunteer is here: http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/01/17/14494-volunteering-for-the-hawaiian-language-newspaper-project/. As of 1/23/12 the Initiative reports on their web site: 1392 of 60,000 pages completed; 1245 pages reserved; 2491 registered users.
8. Please provide copies of or URLs for any public presentations or publications on topics related to your participation in NDNP (or describe future plans for such).
Poster Presentation at the 2011 Hawai‘i Library Association Annual Conference
Poster Presentation at the 2011 Library & Information Science Poster Conference
Subject & Topic guides hosted at our NDNP-Hawai‘i wiki:
Historical Feature Articles hosted at our NDNP-Hawai‘i wiki:
Pushed weekly postings/RSS feeds from Deb/Chronicling America to Library Facebook & Twitter, which are posted to Library's web page.
Weekly postings of ‘today 100 years ago in Hawai‘i’ and posted on Library Facebook & Twitter:
Continued adding more photos to our Flickr sets:
9. Describe any follow-up issues or questions you would like convey to the NDNP program committee.
None at this time.