July 1, 2009--December 30, 2009
Award Number: PJ-50035-08
NDNP State: Hawaii
Report Date: January 31, 2010
PERFORMANCE REPORT NARRATIVE
any changes that you have made or that you anticipate making in the
project work plan or methodology from the award proposal submitted to
August 24, 2009 the full-time project operations manager (Erenst Anip)
switched to 20 hours per week (to comply with employment regulations
for international graduate students). We hired a part-time graduate
student to work with the project manager to research and draft
historical essays and material for History Day and other public
presentations. Monica LaBriola started work 9/4/09.
describe any selection or film
acquisition/evaluation activities during the performance period.
of master microfilm holdings for the title Hawaiian Gazette:
housed at Hawaii State Archives, but owned by Hawaiian Historical
Society. Reels: 33 (1865-1913)
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS:
Call number for master negative: Np 2298
these two sets, there is a complete set,
but each is incomplete in some way.
any specific award activities
that have taken place between collaborating institutions in your state.
with Library Preservation department, local microfilm duplication
vendor Advanced MicroImage and Head, Newspaper Section, Serial
Publications Division, Library of Congress concerning preparation of 3
bound volumes of the Hilo tribune for microfilming and then
digitization (see email attached,
pages 5-6). As of January 22 the disbinding of the first volume has
been completed and individual sheets interleaved with Apollo tissue.
There is enough Apollo tissue to start the 2nd volume, but more tissue
needs to be bought to complete the second and the 3rd. Scheduling of
microfilming is still
on track for February.
verifying holding activities have occurred between UH Manoa, the State
Archives Records Center, Bishop Museum and the Library of Congress
regarding the title Evening
bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii), 1895-1912. This is because the master
microfilm for some reels were found to be warped and resulted in
blurred digital images.
has updated the online version of Helen Chapin's /Guide to Newspapers
of Hawai'i, 1834-2000
by adding location information to newspapers' records:
University of Hawaii at Manoa Call Numbers
online availability (Ulukau for Hawaiian language
newspapers and Chronicling America)
specifically your progress in
conversion and/or vendor selection (attach documentation as desired).
October we calculated our progress:
images to LC (12,603 pages available on
Chronicling America site in June 2009)
September 2009 Batch Eel (approx. 11,000) in transit to LC:
October 2009 in process with Library of Congress:
Batch Cardinal approx. 10,500 images accepted
Damsel approx. 10,600 images returned by LC
Some images were out of focus and most of the text is illegible. These
appear to be part the result of the digitization process.
The dates are as follows:
4/11, 4/15, 4/18, 4/21, 6/23, 6/27
of 9/09 50,097 images, including duplicates,
have been processed and invoiced by iArchive
from the Hawaiian language only editions of the Honolulu
Republican/Hawaii Holomua were mistakenly included in our fifth batch
(Eel) and part of the sixth batch (Flying). A break down of reel
contents applicable and not applicable for NDNP is attached on page 8.
We subsequently divided out the Hawaiian-only portions and will be
resubmitting Batch Eel after correcting identifier collision problems.
An additional problem with this batch was the
DVV reported that the LCCNs were not found in Chronicling America:
sn85047264 - Daily Honolulu Press and sn85047165 - Honolulu Republican.
This was due to two records in OCLC Worldcat for each title, one with
the LCCN and the other with more complete serial information. Updated
MARC dat files were sent to, and received at LC in mid-November.
October and December we processed 5 more batches at an estimated 55,405
images. According to our estimates this put us just slightly above
103,000 images but brought us to the end of the Evening Bulletin
publication period. However as of January we now find that our
estimated page counts were too low by slightly more than 8,300.
of January 2010 iArchives has sent us 10 batches, totaling 97,775 (our
calculations showed 96,424 unique pages). As of mid-January we have
reached (or just exceeded) 100,000 images processed by iArchives.
iArchives reported via email on January 4:
to the delivery log you are at 97,775
images delivered. However, we still have 20,502 images in our system
left to process."
last title is Evening Bulletin, a collection of 55 microfilm reels from
1882-1912. The last reels of which are in batch King. This is the most
recent batch summary from iArchives:
you have any questions or comments regarding the use of the tools
provided by LC (Digital Viewer Validation)?
an update on your planned schedule
for delivery of digital assets to the NDNP repository. Include
anticipated number of files to be delivered and planned means of
delivery or transfer.
Flying [11,274] and Gold [11,188] are currently being processed by LC.
Batch Eel [8,172] has been reworked and resent to LC for processing.
Batch Damsel [10,611] is being reworked and will be sent to LC
processing. Batch Hawk [12,540], Ice [10,117], and Jack [10,286] are in
the quality review phase. Batch King is on hold at iArchives until we
find out if we can exceed the 100,000 page limit.
title essays have been submitted to date, the most recent three
submitted in December 2008, are undergoing review at Library of
Congress: More about the Newspaper: Austin’s
Hawaiian Weekly (Honolulu, Hawai‘i), 1899-1900,
LCCN: sn8547152; More about the Newspaper: The Honolulu Times
(Honolulu, Hawai‘i), 1902-1911, LCCN: sn85047211 and More
about the Newspaper: The Hawaiian Gazette
(Honolulu, Hawai‘i), 1865-1918 LCCN: sn83025121
briefly the status of any other
digitized newspaper activities in your or collaborating
partners’ institutions (non-NDNP-funded).
State Library has received a grant from
Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to digitize the published Index to the
Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1929+
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).
September 13, 2009 Hawaiian collection librarian Dore Minatodani attended a session (Teaching American
History, sponsored by the US DOE, and the Hawaii Council for the
Humanities) to provide information on resources to help them with
History Day. There were 26 teachers from Oahu and neighbor islands at
the session. Handouts are online at: http://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home/conferences-and-workshops/historyday09
announcement was sent to two local lists (see attached page 7) - Hawaii
Library Association and Association
of Hawaii Archivists and to University of Hawaii at Manoa departments:
American Studies, Anthropology, Pacific Island Studies, College of
Tropical Agriculture, Urban and Regional Planning, Economics,
Education, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Journalism, Library and
Information Science, Women's Research, Political Science, Population
Studies, Public Administration, Social Sciences Research Institute,
Institute for Peace, Social Work, Travel Industry Management, Business,
Law School, Hawaiian Studies, Disability Studies, Hawaiian Language,
History, Women's Studies.
traveling exhibit and presentation materials for
the upcoming Hawaii History Day
(http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/hawaiipage.htm) scheduled April 17,
2010 are being prepared.
any follow-up issues or questions
you would like convey to the NDNP program committee as you begin your
digital conversion project.
and Happy New Year!
Original Message --------
LC Hilo Tribune prep
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 15:36:07 -1000
papers are all very, very brittle and the project needs to be handled
with extreme care at every phase. Please confirm, for us, your
agreement with LC that the Preservation staff will do the following per
and completely remove binding threads to separate the issues. All
the spine will show losses after threads and old adhesives are removed.
Cases will be left intact. Leaves will be loose in cases on
return to LC. Please note that each book is sewn with a different
technique, and glued tightly in some areas. All the above will affect
how flat the book will open for filming.
Preservation Department, Hamilton Library
University of Hawaii at Manoa
I have another conundrum with our microfilm. Back a few months ago we
got word that one reel of scanned images were blurry. After
backtracking and checking with iArchives and our microfilm duplicator
Advanced MicroImage ... it seems that the blurring was not caused by
any errors in the iArchive scanning, and was not a bad duplication. The
microfilm company says (see below) that the master reel itself is
>> Subject: Reduplication of Daily & Evening Bulletins
>> Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:56:35 -1000
I am sorry this has taken so long, but the State Records Center was not
able to retrieve the microfilm reels that I requested until Monday,
12/14. I reduplicated one of the reels; however, I noticed blurred
images. I looked at the original master, and I noticed that the film is
slightly warped. This defect is often found on older triacetate
Due to the design of the silver microfilm duplicator, it is not
possible to make a copy that does not have some blurred images if the
master is warped. The only solution I have is to make a vesicular
duplicate. The vesicular duplicator is able to duplicate reels that are
slightly warped. I am not sure if the Library of Congress would accept
a vesicular copy in lieu of a silver copy; since it is not considered
an archival material. If you would like vesicular duplicates made,
please call me at 847-1544. There will not be any extra charges to
reduplicate the reels on vesicular film.
Original Message --------
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:40:48 -1000
The UHM Library is pleased to announce that these English-language
Hawaiʻi newspapers have been digitized and OCR-ed, and are
available online at the Library of Congress's Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. The papers are:
- The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887)
- The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, 1865-1916; online: 1877-1913)
- The Independent (Honolulu, 1895-1905)
Daily Herald and The Hawaiian Gazette (during
the years included here) represent a conservative pro-American
editorial viewpoint, and The Independent represents a strongly
nationalistic Hawaiian viewpoint.
newspapers available at Chronicling America include extensive coverage
of Hawaiʻi topics, from across the United States. As of
December of 2009, Chronicling America offers free searchable online
access to 1.7 million pages from 212 newspaper titles published between
1880 and 1922.
of additional newspaper content
continues at the UHM Library and other National Digital Newspaper
Program (NDNP) participant sites, and new content will be uploaded in
future quarterly increments. UHM Library participation in the NDNP is
being made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant
(principal investigators Joan Hori and Martha Chantiny).
Y:\HI Holomua Progress\batch_eel\00294552285 MIX
Y:\HI Holomua Progress\batch_eel\00294552005 HPH HI
English and Hawaiian (separate English and
Hawaiian papers; none has both languages in one paper)
Holomua Progress in English(36
issues): 9/18/1893 – 10/31/1893
(except 10/30 issue missing and 10/31 only three pages)
Republican in English (16 issues): 1/8/1902 –
1/25/1902 (1/802 issue is
page 8 only)
Holomua in Hawaiian (18 issues):
1/23/1892 – 4/16/1892; 5/21/1892; 5/28/1892; 6/18/1892;
Holomua Puka-la in Hawaiian (58 issues):
2/1/1894 – 5/8/1894; issues missing)
newspapers separated into folder Y:\HI
Holomua Progress\batch_eel\00294552285 MIX\hawaiian
Y:\HI Holomua Progress\batch_flying\00294552017 MIX
Y:\HI Holomua Progress\batch_eel\00294552297 HPH ENG
Holomua Progress in English
(123 issues): 5/14/1894 – 6/19/1894;
8/1/1894 – 1/2/1895
Holomua in English (33
issues): 6/20/1894 – 7/30/1894
Holomua Progress in English
(163 issues): 11/1/1893 – 5/14/1894;
11/1/93 issue very overexposed and first page missing—date
Y:\HI Holomua Progress\batch_flying\00294552029 MIX
Hawaiian and English; none exclusively in
Hawaiian, all contain some or all English
Hawaiian and English with
“English version” on last
page (120 issues): 1/20/1892 – 6/28/1893
in English (38 issues):
11/16/1894 – 1/5/1895
(1894111601 pp. 1-2 overexposed)
Holomua in Hawaiian (48 issues): 5/2/1891,
12/10/1892, 12/17/1892, 9/23/1893, 9/30/1893, 10/7/1893 –
6/30/1894; 12/1/1894 – 12/8/1894
Hawaiian and English (72
issues): 1/7/1892 – 9/2/1893
in English (1 issue): 9/18/1893,
page 1 only
only newspapers separated into folder
Y:\HI Holomua Progress\batch_flying\00294552029 MIX\hawaiian