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Interim Project Report, January-June 2009

NDNP Awardee Interim Performance Report

January 1, 2009 – June 30, 2009

NEH Award Number:      PJ-50035-08

NDNP State:      Hawaii

Submitted By:      Martha Chantiny

Report Date:      July 31, 2009


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.

There will be a hiatus in production between July 16, 2009 and August 23, 2009.  Effective August 24, 2009 the full-time project operations manager will switch to 20 hours per week (to comply with employment regulations for international graduate students).  We hope to hire a part-time graduate student to work with the project manager to perform microfilm and digital image QR sometime in early September 2009.

Subject: RE: NDNP budget - change to personnel request

Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 09:10:58 -0400

From: Tatge, Barbara <BTatge@neh.gov>

To: Martha Chantiny <chantiny@lava.net>

CC: Canevali, Ralph <RCanevali@neh.gov>,Aguera, Helen <HAguera@neh.gov>


Good Morning Martha,

Your request to use the 40-hour full time project manager position to

hire Erenst Anip and a student is fine with Ralph Canevali and me. 


On June 1, 2009 we received an award of $140,920 in outright funds to support the continuation of the "Hawai'i Digital Newspaper Project."  We plan to meet the 100,000 page deliverable requirement by the end of the second year of the grant

Please describe any selection or film acquisition/evaluation activities during the performance period.

Arrangements are underway to obtain a loan of the bound paper copies of the title Hilo Tribune-Herald from the Library of Congress because it has been verified that the original microfilm masters are irretrievable and presumed lost. iArchives has indicated they can do the work.

Describe any specific award activities that have taken place between collaborating institutions in your state.

Location, verifying permissions, obtaining microfilm duplicates activities have occurred between UH Manoa, the State Archives Records Center and the Hawaii Historical Society

Describe specifically your progress in conversion and/or vendor selection.

12,603 pages of Hawaii newspapers were made available in the June 2009 update of Chronicling America.  To date 45,487 images have been processed and invoiced by iArchives.

Provide an update on your planned schedule for delivery of digital assets for the award, including samples, to the NDNP repository.  Include anticipated number of files to be delivered and planned means of delivery or transfer.

Three essays were submitted for inclusion in Chronicling America: More about this Newspaper: The Daily Herald (Honolulu Hawaiʻi) 1886-1887, LCCN: sn85047239; More About this Newspaper: The Independent (Honolulu Hawaiʻi) [LCCN: sn84020096]; More about this Newspaper: The Independent (Honolulu [Hawaii] 1895-1905) LCCN: sn85047097

·Currently, we have about 12,000 images in Chronicling America [from batches Angel & Butterfly].

·Batch Cardinal (approx. 10,500 images) is currently under review by LC and we should have a verdict anytime now.

·Batch Damsel (approx. 10,600 images) was sent out last week and should reached LC late this week.

·Batch Eel  (approx. 11,000) will be sent out next month.

·Batches are sent to LC after QA and DVV verification using a portable external hard drive enclosed in a sturdy pelican case.

·iArchives is working on digitizing 3 reels of Saturday Press. They also still have a couple thousand images from Hawaiian Gazette that includes issues from before 1880.

·Advanced Micro Imaging is working on duplicating microfilm reels of the Evening Bulletin, Daily Bulletin, Hawaiian Star.

State briefly the status of any other digitized newspaper activities in your or collaborating partners’ institutions (non-NDNP-funded).

Please provide copies of or URLs for any public presentations or publications on topics related to your participation in NDNP.

News@UH (University of Hawaii System Newsletter) http://www.hawaii.edu/newsatuh/2009/0622/index.php?story=7

Photos and text describing May 7-8, 2009 visit by Deborah Thomas, Program Coordinator for the NDNP at the Library of Congress http://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home/conferences-and-workshops/lc-site-visit

Article in local newspaper "$140,000 grant will help library digitize newspapers" http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090616/NEWS25/906160324/

"All the news that’s fit to save" by Adrienne LaFrance, May 6, 2009 http://honoluluweekly.com/feature/2009/05/all-the-news-thats-fit-to-save/

Describe any follow-up issues or questions you would like convey to the NDNP program committee.

Questions about formatting and citation style in the newspaper essays came up:

Email exchange between Joan Hori, Principal Investigator and Ralph Canevali


 [...]please look at how we have inserted Honolulu [HI] before the titles of newspapers, per the directions in the ndnp website, under the section GENERAL



When the title of a newspaper first appears in the text, a city name, even if not part of the name of an American newspaper, should be added, and italicized along with the official title; Chicago 17.195.


In your email of June 18 you advised me to do the following:

You should just place the proper title ("Independent" or "Daily Bulletin")

in italics.  The place of publication could be indicated as follows:  "The 'Independent,' published in Honolulu,...."


Which way shall we follow?