2010 Association of Hawaii Archivists Conference

Date: Saturday, 13 February 2010
Location: Old Archives (Kana‘ina Building)

Registration Fee (includes lunch): Individual / Institutional Rate ($35)
Student Discounted Rate ($25)

Conference Registration Form (see newsletter, p. 10)]



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8:30– 9:15 a.m.

Dainan Skeem, Archivist, Hawai‘i State Archives:

The Archives Plugged-In: Online Tools Proven Useful
at the Hawai‘i State Archives

After looking into several online tools, a few have shown themselves to be very useful once implemented. We will discuss what has been successful in helping staff and what ideas we are hoping to implement in the near future to help patrons. Be ready to discuss what tools your institutions are using and how they are, or are not, useful.
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Dore Minatodani, Hawai‘i Specialist Librarian, Hamilton Library, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM):

Building on Our History: National Digital Newspaper Program in Hawai‘i

Through the National Digital Newspaper Program, historical newspapers from Hawai‘i and across the United States are being digitized and made available online. This session will offer a review of the program and its utility for Hawai‘i based research, and a tour of the project's website "Chronicling America."

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Stuart Dawrs, Pacific Specialist Librarian, Hamilton Library, UHM:

(Re)creating Community Through Digital Media:
The Steve Thomas Micronesian Navigation Collection

This session will show how a digitized photo collection has become, somewhat by accident, both a static historical document and dynamic online community ... and how this development ultimately adds new depth and meaning to the
original, physical collection.

11:30 a.m. – 12: 15 p.m.

Gina Vergara-Bautista, Archivist, eFIL Filipino Digital Archives and History Center of Hawai‘i:

Missing from History: documenting the history of the Filipino community through the creation of the Filipino-American Digital Archives and History Center of Hawai‘i

The majority of community experiences are mostly forgotten or overlooked by mainstream history of a place. This absence is especially true of “ethnic” communities. To help bring these “missing” perspectives and experiences -- in particular those of Hawai‘i’s Filipino population -- eFIL: Filipino Digital Archives and History Center of Hawai‘i was created. A project of the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawai‘i, eFIL collects, digitizes and presents stories, images, publications and other “impressions” of the Filipino experience in Hawai‘i. The assumptions, concerns and decisions made during the building of the digital archives will be presented and discussed.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


Lunch and AHA Annual Business Meeting



* LIS Student poster sessions and refreshments will be available during breaks between sessions.

Association of Hawaii Archivists, P.O. Box 1751, Honolulu, Hawaii 96806