Aloha and welcome to the
Presentation by Maila Van Heukelem who attended the UNC Summer Seminar in Prague, May 18-31, 2014
Sightseeing and wonder in Prague! Malia talked about the course which gave her 3 credits. If you subscribe through the LIS-listserv, there is usually a call out by Chapel Hill on these seminars. They are open to all library students, librarians, and library technicians. Concurrently the program is held at Prague and London.
There were 7 students with 5 professors taking them around. Malia and co. were able to tour 14 libraries in 10 days! 2 days included lectures and 3 day trips to special libraries in: Kromeriz, Liberec, Cesky Krumlov
Interestingly, digitization is getting big after a flood in Prague so books from a particular library the group visited were shipped to Germany to be scanned.
Thank you Malia for showing us your experience in Prague! A great opportunity for anyone so be sure to be on the lookout when the seminar comes out next year!
Book Provenance Research Project
*If you do go, be careful since there is a different grading system from Chapel Hill so be sure to doublecheck with the LIS program as well.
**The price ranges from $3950~$4400, depending on roommate or no roommate. Airfare is not included.
Our tour to the Hawaiian Historical Society was a success and very informative. Administrative Director and Librarian Barbara Dunn and Preservationist Nicki Garces, both graduates of the UHM mLIS program, took time to show us some of the collection and tell us about some of the new things that are to come in the near future for the Historical Society. Mahalo for sharing the knowledge and this gem of Hawaii to future librarians!
The Hawaiian Historical Society will be holding an annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 8:30 am - 3 pm. They will also hold an open house and book sale on Thursday, December 11, from 4 pm - 6:30 pm.
The Hawaiian Historical Society Website.
A few pictures from our tour:
Society of Amer. Archivists SC (SAA-SC) Wine/Sake/Chocolate Tasting and Networking Event. Meet Archivists in the community, network and learn about wine, sake and chocolate!
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Society of Amererican Archivists Student Chapter at UH Manoa, Special Libraries Association
The Mütter Museum and Photo Archives
By Storm Stoker
In honor of American Archives Month and Halloween this October the student chapter of the Society of American Archivists presents the Mütter Museum and Photo Archives! This unusual place is named for Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter who donated materials for the education of doctors in 1858. Attached to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, this museum contains antique medical equipment and medical oddities that bring to mind medieval torture chambers.
Some of the most unusual items found in the museum include the Soap Lady, whose corpse turned into a soap-like substance called adipocere, the tallest skeleton in America and slides of Einstein’s brain. The museum is currently working on a project to digitize the Hyrtl Skull Collection which features 139 skulls from all over Europe. These skulls each come with a story about its owner written in script on the skull. Some are victims of disfiguring diseases and others died in wars or of natural causes. By scanning these skulls the museum hopes to assist anthropologists around the world by providing an online archive of diverse skulls for study. For example, when finished the collection of microcephaly (small skull) scans will increase by 15%. This archive will be free and available to the public online.
A historical medical library and a huge digital collection is open to the public. A fascinating archive of photographs of people with unusual conditions is also available online.
Frequent events feature medical and historical experts that discuss everything from the history of viruses to suffering in civil war battles. This month they are offering a sleepover at the museum where they will show scary movies; conduct a séance and a lead a candlelit tour of the exhibits.
If you are ever in Philadelphia I highly recommend that you visit this fascinating museum in person. To learn more about the museum, photo archives and their library visit: http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum/. If you can’t make it there in person check out their YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/themuttermuseum.
Saturday, November 17th
This tour enabled members to see what a government-run museum and archive is able to accomplish even on limited funds, and the intricate history that Schofield Barracks has played on the island of O'ahu. The museum itself is a historic building (it was once the Officer's Library), and is full of displays and photographs of the history of the post. Additionally, Kathleen showed our members the archives, which showcase photographs and documents dating back to 1900.
the Month – PhillyHistory.org
PhillyHistory.org is an amazing website which set off to digitally catalog the 2 million photographs of Philadelphia dating from the late 1800's that had belonged to the City's photo archives. All archival photographs on the website can be searched by keyword and date, and many of the photos have been assigned a geographic location, so they are also searchable by an address, intersection, place name or neighborhood. Additionally, users can simply locate an area on the map, and the website will display photographs taken in that specific location. Registered users of the site are allowed more access, and can make recommendations on annotations and metadata. This website won the 2011 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. PhillyHistory.org is also compatible with the GPS on a Smartphone, allowing users to use their location on a map to find photographs for that area. This organization maintains a blog and can be followed on Twitter, but perhaps the most interesting advancement that this archive is working on is an ability to take a picture with your Smartphone, and together with the GPS technology, the website would overlay the image with a photograph to how the area once looked; this is known as augmented reality.
Aloha everyone! We had a great first meeting of this school year in the LIS diner, where we discussed what is in store for this year. Thank you to everyone who attended! Here are the notes of what we discussed at our meeting, for those of you who missed it, and even to those who were there but just wanted to keep updated with things. Looks like it's going to be a great year for SAA, see you all soon!!
Part I of Helen Wong Smith's discussion to our Student
Chapter has been added to YouTube! Helen
talked with us about the benefits of joining SAA and taking the ACA exam.
of the Month – Jean Charlot Collection, Hamilton Library
with new books, journals and artworks being added every year, mostly as gifts.
Most patrons to the Charlot Collection hear about it through word of mouth,
most commonly from past patrons, or books and bibliographies that list this
location as a resource. Walk-in hours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays;
appointments are encouraged to those wanting to visit the collection any other
time. With an upcoming renovation of Hamilton Library in 2013, Curator Bron Solyom
is currently re-housing the collection, preparing for it to be temporarily
moved from its current location and closed for several months.