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Interim Project Report January - June 2012

NDNP Awardee Interim Performance Report 01/01/2012 to 6/30/2012
NEH Award Number: PJ-50035-08
NDNP State: Hawaii
Submitted By: Martha Chantiny
Report Date: July 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.
Project Manager Erenst Anip attended the 2012 American Libraries Association (ALA)
Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 22-26. NDNP grant funds in the amount of $729.60
supplemented a $1,000.00 award he received from the Hawaii Library Association Professional
Development Award. Sessions he attended that were related to newspapers and digitization are
listed as follows, from the ALA conference program:
• ALCTS Newspaper Interest Group http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/354
... about the newspaper industry and about state, national, and international efforts to
preserve and provide on-line access to historical and contemporary newspapers. Three
presentations at the session:
*ICON Global Newspaper Directory: Exposing Issue-Level Data for Collection
Managers.
*Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized
Newspaper Collections.
*Leveraging Collective Annotation for Machine Learning on the NYPL Historic
Newspaper Archive.
*DL Consulting gave a demo of their still-in-development elephind.com website, a search
engine for world historical newspaper archives that harvests its data from Chronicling
America, NLA, New Zealand, and many other places.
• Collaborative Digitization Interest Group http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/264
conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative
digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums,
and cultural heritage institutions.
• Relevancy and Preserving History Through Collaboration
http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1699
Librarians and journalists can work together more effectively to contribute and create
value added content to our community. ... showing our communities how to make and
preserve their own news, build and create community histories and provide access to
information in a timely fashion without compromising integrity and validity of the
content important to communities at hand.
• Linking Data across Libraries, Archives, and Museums
http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1182
This panel will examine efforts to create an environment in which all cultural heritage
institutions can more easily contribute to the open Web.
• Digital Humanities Discussion Group (ACRL) http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/435
... meet and share ideas related to Digital Humanities and the role of librarians in this
emerging discipline.

2. Please describe any selection or film acquisition/evaluation activities during the performance period.
None. Project members have been concentrating more on outreach activities in the final phase of
this project cycle.

3. Describe any specific award activities that have taken place between collaborating institutions in your
state.
Not applicable.

4. Describe specifically your progress in conversion and/or vendor selection (attach documentation as
desired).
Not applicable.

5. Do you have any questions or comments regarding the use of the tools provided by LC (Digital Viewer
Validation)?
No.

6. Provide an update on your planned schedule for delivery of digital assets to the NDNP repository.
As of the middle of July 2012, 12 batches have been sent to Library of Congress. The first 11
batches have been accepted. The last batch, Lilac, is currently under review by the Library of
Congress team.
Batch                 Status                 # Images
batch_azure     Accepted by LC     10,640
batch_brick     Accepted by LC     10,834
batch_carmine Accepted by LC     10,485
batch_denim     Accepted by LC     10,546
batch_ecru     Accepted by LC     8,184
batch_flame     Accepted by LC     10,409
batch_granite     Accepted by LC     10,188
batch_heliotrope Accepted by LC     10,287
batch_indigo     Accepted by LC     10,751
batch_jade     Accepted by LC     10,866
batch_khaki     Accepted by LC     7,162
batch_lilac     LC Review                 6,735
                                        Total 117,087

7. State briefly the status of any other digitized newspaper activities in your or collaborating partners’
institutions (non-NDNP-funded).
Update on a related project - digitization of Hawaiian language newspapers - the Ike Kuokoa
Initiative http://www.awaiaulu.org/main/index.php (as of 7/25/12): 14,090 of 60,000 pages
completed; 4996 pages reserved; 6644 registered users, 2564 active users, and 240 days since
launch.

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).

Librarians in the Hawaiian Collection taught17 research skills instructional sessions to 298
students between January and July 2012, and in these sessions Chronicling America was
introduced as a research tool. The Chronicling America site was also demonstrated in library
instruction sessions to courses in Pacific Islands Studies, the Graduate Program in Library and
Information Science, and others. Students at the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reference desk
were also regularly shown the site of information for course papers and projects.
• Graduate Research Assistant, Alice Kim and Project Manager, Erenst Anip introduced the
Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project to members of the University of Hawaii at Manoa
community on March 22, 2012.
• Alice Kim introduced the Chronicling America project to future librarians and archivists in
the course Introduction to Archives Management on February 8, 2012
• "Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project" was displayed as an ongoing exhibit in the Hawaiian &
Pacific Collections, Hamilton Library. The exhibit ran January through February 2012.
• Hawaiian Collection Librarian, Dore Minatodani presented “Chronicling America Digital
Project" at the Kahuku Public Library on January 17, 2012.
Coverage of events above can be found at
https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home/conferences-and-workshops
Migrating Guides from our wiki to LibGuides:
• http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/chroniclingamerica
Subject & Topic guides hosted at our NDNP-Hawai‘i wiki:
• https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home/subject-and-topic-guides
Historical Feature Articles hosted at our NDNP-Hawai‘i wiki:
• https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home/historical-feature-articles
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:
• https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home/hawaii-newspapers-on-flickr
Continued adding more photos to our Flicker sets:
• http://www.flickr.com/photos/uhmlibrary/collections/72157623751147050/

9. Describe any follow-up issues or questions you would like convey to the NDNP program committee.
None at this time.