Friday, November 12, 2010
Michael Lascarides specializes in usability analysis and user experience design. Before joining the New York Public Library, Lascarides was a programmer and information architect for a wide variety of commercial clients. He teaches in the Computer Art MFA program at the School of Visual Arts.
Lascarides presented a very fast-paced and exciting talk on how to serve and engage your patrons through your Web site. Some of his ideas include the following:
1. Watch your patrons do stuff. For those who spend most of their time fixing their Web sites, it is very difficult to sometimes see the big picture of what's wrong with your Web site. It is important to spend time among your patrons and watch them use your site. He highly recommends the books "Don't Make Me Think" and "Why We Buy" to get a fresh perspective on system design.
2. Look at what's on every screen in your library. What messages are these things sending to people? There is a difference between service and hospitality. Eighty-seven percent of catalog usage is from off site, so understand that informational messages that direct patrons to the circulation desk are useless and frustrating. In fact, instructions are signs of design failure. Know that your patrons are not stupid, and that training your patrons out of problems is only a stopgap measure. Bad software makes people feel they failed.
3. Send user feedback to software vendors. You are the main channel of information that vendors need to improve their products.
4. Use Google analytics. Lascarides did try Omniture to get usage information, but found that Google Analytics does most of what Omniture does for free.
5. Decide what metrics measure your success. One project Lascarides worked on involved tracking NYPL's Digital Gallery. They noticed that after launching a redesign of the site, the pages per visit and time on the site dropped. However, total visits, page views, and the traffic from search engines went up. Patrons were looking at the site more frequently and for shorter visits, displaying more frequent tool usage behavior. The length of a web visit is very context-dependent and not a good measure of its success. For example, a lengthy visit may be due to the fact that the patron cannot find what she or he is searching.
6. Do a Twitter search for your library. Set up an RSS feed on Twitter for your library, feed it to Google reader to monitor what is being posted.
7. Look for stories in your Google Analytics search terms. NYPL found that the most popular search term at NYPL is "tumblebooks," e-books for children, discovering that young mothers comprise a very important segment of their audience.
8. List things your patrons are passionate about. Check your analytics and ask your staff, then extend the conversation about those things.
9. Create a library Twitter account. NYPL posts interesting lines from its books with links back to their catalog record.
10. Get on Wikipedia and create informational links back to your library.
-- Sunny Pai
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The seed for Hathitrust was Michigan's agreement with Google, who wanted to digitize the university's research collection. As part of the agreement, the niversity got the digital copies from Google so that they could share them with their peer institutions. In addition, UM has lots of Internet Archive content and locally digitized content. Hathitrust focuses exclusively on text content. The system was developed from scratch and the interface is open source. The goal of the collections development policy was to replicate a research library.
Hathitrust consists of a partnership that includes Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, New York Public Library, Yale and the University of California system. This is a universal digital library, a single repository governed by an executive committee and strategic advisory board.
The repository has over 7 million volumes; 24 percent are in the public domain, and 86 percent are in 10 different languages. It has 75 volumes in the Hawaiian language. In 2008, it contained 2.5 million volumes and Hathitrust projects a total of 14 million by 2012.
Services include bit-level preservation. It is primarily a digital preservation archive, but has an access system. It includes a rights database and copyright review. It focuses on scholarly resources, supports bibliographic search using MARC records, full text search, the creation of personal collections and full-text PDF download.
It has an interface for users with disabilities. Any book, with copyright or not, can be checked out by users with disabilities.
One of its services is the collection builder. Faculty can create collections and share them with their students. If you create an account, you can make your collections permanent.
Hathitrust partners have the rights to full pdf downloads. Digital storage is in two places in Michigan and one in Indiana.
The effort is supported by project managers, a communications working group and a metadata group.
In June 2009 research libraries showed 19 percent duplication among their collections. In 2010 this was up to 31 percent duplication among American research libraries. Currently there is a substantial overlap in shared repositories.
Hathitrust is very good at ingesting content from Google and from the Internet Archive. Its future directions include developing usage reporting, methods of quality assessment, more services through shibboleth and focusing on born-digital content.
-- Sunny Pai
Real World Experiences with Old World Tape Formats: Distribution of Archival Moving Images through Amazon's CreateSpace Disc-on-Demand
Asato and Quirante talked about the challenges of preserving moving images and a creative solution in providing access over the Internet.
Asato presented first, describing the work his company does with moving images. The company specializes in restoring and remastering archived media, including damage repair, cleanup, preservation and migrating obsolete recording formats to current formats.
Asato reminded the audience that tapes don't last forever, the machines and the parts to maintain them are disappearing and even the people who know how to run the machines are now hard to find. Asato showed us several images of damaged tapes. When water and fire resistant containers are not used, tapes can suffer water and mold damage. Tapes can get wrinkled and too sticky to unwind. The glue from the foam flange on tape containers can cause damage when the flange deteriorates and gets stuck to the tape. A technique called tape baking at 130 degrees helps to stabilize tapes against hydrolysis and removes stickiness. Metal tapes do not have to be baked. Asato noted that Hawaii has one of the harshest environments for tapes.
The process for transferring content from one tape to another media involves:
• proper machine setup
• signal alignment
• human monitoring of transfer
• and the transfer to analog or digital formats
Asato suggested that for storing tapes, they need a clean, stable environment with temperature and humidity control. The tapes should be stored upright and the collection monitored regularly. If a tape has mold it should not be played, as it will damage the player.
Janel Quirante described her work at the Hoover Institute with the Firing Line video collection. This television series was first produced by a New York television company and then by PBS. It ran from 1966 to 1999 and was hosted by William F. Buckley Jr., who focused each show on a different social issue and highlighted famous guests. The Hoover Institute has the entire collection and all the copyrights. This includes 1,505 titles and 3,043 accessioned videotapes in five different formats. The most common format they have is the three-quarter-inch Umatics. A third of the titles have been preserved; 992 are not yet preserved. The Institute chose to first preserve shows for which they had only one copy and shows which featured particularly famous guests or popular topics. It costs $500 per hour of footage to preserve the tapes. Problems with their tapes include glue, wrinkles and debris. The Institute depends on grants and some sales, but they break even.
The Institute now partners with Amazon to distribute the videos. Amazon's Disc on Demand has helped with creating a revenue to support their preservation efforts. Amazon does the digitizing, stores the master on their servers and creates the dvds. Currently, 107 titles are on sale at Amazon (others can be purchased through special order).
Amazon requires that the organization it works with has copyright for all the content, including DVD artwork. It also requires that the organization provide the metadata. Amazon has a metadata spreadsheet that was easy to use. Many of the metadata elements were what the Institute used.
Amazon accepts all kinds of formats and accepted the Hoover Institute's betacam digital video format since the Institute chose that format for preservation. The DVDs include the FBI copyright statement and information about the Hoover Institute and how the tape was preserved and archived. The DVD artwork was selected from their collection and used to create a design template. The descriptive text on the DVD cover changes within the context of the design.
Quirante had an administrative account so they could log in and run reports on the Amazon colletion. When they started marketing the DVDs interest was very high because, coincidentally, Buckley had died earlier that same year. They promoted the sales by loading samples on YouTube. They have sold 11,000 DVDs and earned $40,000 in royalties. The funds were used to preserve 47 additional titles. The hope is to continue with preserving the rest of the collection.
Amazon charged a fee of $25/hour for the digitizing service and gets a cut of the royalties. The more videos you digitize, the cheaper the cost. You can set your own list price. The Institute gets a proof copy. The Institute can choose to sell the DVDs elsewhere, decide which DVDs to keep on the Amazon site and change the price of the DVDs.
-- Sunny Pai
Okuhara and Pai began the session by describing an overview of cloud computing or using Web-based processing. Some of the features of cloud computing include: scalability, multi-tasking, virtualization and lower cost from removing the infrastructure challenges away from your local institution and allowing the networked expertise "in the cloud" to handle the complex services. Some basic concerns include legal or organizational issues, such as privacy concerns, lack of flexibility in terms of customized services, and Service Level Agreements as contracts.
Applications of cloud computing in libraries include OpenURL-linking software and instructional materials such as LibGuides. OCLC is creating a web-scale management service to provide a unified library system "in the cloud," complete with circulation, acquisitions, delivery and license management services in addition to its catalog interface.
Based on their World Cafe style discussion at the Hawaii Voyager User Group Meeting in May, Pai continued to investigate two important issues: what are the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing and what's missing from your understanding of cloud computing so far? Advantages include: ease of collaboration and sharing, lower maintenance costs and process, scalable, leveraging differences between large organization and small organizations in terms of technology costs and use. Disadvantages include: Confidentiality, privacy, security and data storage concerns. In general, who controls the data and where is it housed is a big concern; Pai gave the example of Orwell books downloaded from Amazon.com which were deleted without a trace from people's Kindles when Amazon discovered potential licensing or copyright issues.
The University of Hawaii System will be using Google as our e-mail provider in the future, which prompted Pai to consider the benefits and disadvantages to this decision. What's missing in our understanding?
How the library is using or will use the various kinds of cloud computing options available including: Software as a Service (SaaS) such as Google docs and LibGuides, Platform as a Service (PaaS), which enables the library to have control as a host environment, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), where much of the infrastructure is contracted out of the library. In general, cloud computing offers agility and operational benefits to a library by using accumulated technology and expertise "in the cloud."
-- Amy Carlson
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Any librarian working with digital content must learn the basics of copyright law. This presentation provides the basics on copyright issues, specifically addressing the possible problems that a digital librarian might face.
First, is the material copyrighted? The answer may be complex, especially in a mishmash of formats, or depending upon the year in which the material was created. Prior to 1976, the required formalities to receive a copyright were not needed, making materials after 1976 much easier to obtain copyright. It's good to keep in mind that the law protects the expression of ideas.
Second, who owns the content? When you seek permission to use the content, it may be difficult to determine the copyright owner. The initial owner is the author. But who owns the copyright for joint authors or when the corporation as employer owns the copyright? The owner can transfer copyright ownership as property, but the copyright can not be transferred involuntarily by an act of Government, unlike property.
Third, what rights does the content owner have? Such rights include: reproduction, to prepare derivative works, distribution, public performance and public display. The Visual Artists Rights Act also ensures additional rights for the visual artists, which can claim or disassociate authorship of work or to prevent their name on a work they did not create or their name on a work which would harm their reputation. Some interesting side points: if one of the joint authors waives his or her rights, all of the authors' rights are waived. Also, the new copyright owner receives exactly the same protections as the first.
Fourth, limitations to copyright include fair use, which specifically addresses the use by libraries and archives, including reproduction and distribution to the public.
Fifth, how long do the rights last? Congress has the right to expand the time period in the law. Currently, works will fall into public domain 70 years after the death of the author and 95 years for corporations, thanks in part to the 1998 Sonny Bono Act. Always check the Copyright Office for any possible changes to the law or to find out if the author is still alive.
Sixth, how are the rights acquired from owners? Owners may transfer rights through exchange or purchase using a written instrument, such as a license. The author has a "second bite of the apple" clause, where the terms can be renegotiated in the 5-year period following the 35 years after the execution of the grant.
Seventh, when working out a digital media license, the librarian must remember that multiple parties may require multiple licenses, that the license is a contract and that there are multiple layers of rights involved in this process.
Eighth, what is infringement and what is the result? An infringement is any action that violates the owners' rights, and anyone can infringe, even a child. Remedies may include injunctions, destroying the articles, civil damages or even criminal sanctions.
Ninth, what are digital rights management systems? They're software tools that help manage the digital content.
Tenth, 17 USC 512 allows for transmission and routing of copyrighted materials for Internet Service Providers (ISP), provided that they do not alter the content in any way. This provision or "safe harbor" allows for us to connect to copyrighted materials through the internet itself.
-- Amy Carlson
While you may not normally think of video games as an instructional tool, Sink assured games are about "more than collecting gold coins of blowing stuff up." Games have long been implemented for training purposes, such as with military flight simulators or for medical training.
The key to "harnessing play" for educational purposes is integrating the principles that make video games successful: competition, collaboration, leveling and social recognition.
Sink stressed there are four key things to consider when applying game principles:
- What resources do you have?
- How fun does it need to be?
- Who is it for? (Who is the target audience?)
- Where is it delivered? (On the Web? For mobile device?)
Available resources will determine what you can do. According to Sink, developing the average corporate training game costs about $75,000. But if you don't have those kind of resources available, Sink encouraged to be willing to start small. Even something like giving users points for exploring a Web site capitalizes on the concept of leveling and can be "simple, silly, but tremendously effective."
-- Lori Ann Saeki
Legibility: essentially whether or not the words on a page are readable.
James categorized errors as major (the page or words on the page are completely unreadable) or minor (the page or words are difficult to read, but can be deciphered).
This part of the study looked at the first 50 pages of 50 books (2500 pages). James found that less than 1% of the pages contained major or minor errors. These errors were made up mostly of fingers obscuring the pictures and gutter problems.
To test the accuracy of the metadata, James looked at 4 categories-- title, author, publisher, publication date-- and tested 400 books. He found that 36.75 percent of the total areas checked were in error. He also found that very few of the books had more than one error their metadata. As an example of metadata error, James showed a test he did using Edgar Allan Poe. He searched Google Books for books by Poe with a publication date of 1809 or earlier. He got two results, one published in 1800, and one published in 1669. Since Poe was born in 1809, these dates are obviously in error.
During the question/answer period, a librarian in the audience identified herself as working at the University of Michigan Libraries-- a library system that is cooperating with the Google Books project -- and said that, in her experience, Google is conscientious about correcting errors when they are brought to their attention. She also pointed out that the project is in process and that Google is constantly updating and rescanning unsatisfactory images.
James was also asked what rate of error is, in his view, acceptable. He responded that that depends on the purpose of use. In his opinion the ideal would be less than 0.5 percent.
The ultimate result of James' research seems to be that Google Books does contain a significant number of errors with no known (to James) mechanism for quality control.
-- Stacy Judy
-- Stacy Judy
-- Stacy Judy
Monday, November 8, 2010
By studying usage, Lascarides was able to determine that 87% of catalog usage was from off-site, not in the library, thus proving that within the past couple of years mobile usage was increasing due to devices like smart phones and ipads. Thus, libraries need to consider how the can remain relevant and keep up with technology.
He points out that being free won't save your library, studies have shown that people rather pay for a good experience if the free experience isn't good. But if your free experience is good then that is better than a good pay experience.
To determine what patrons want from their New York State Public library he and his staff conducted physical and online surveys of patrons to determine why they use their libraries. Their study focused on the Main Manhattan library and the Mid-Manhattan library (the highest circulating library), which are across from one another. They realized from their studies that emotions are at the core of libraries. The way people perceive their libraries affects their usage. People tend to be drawn to the libraries that appeal to their emotional needs: some are attracted to the seriousnious and grandness of the Main library while others are attracted to the busy, loud, and informalness of the Mid-Manhattan library. They found that librarians should never assume things about users. Many may assume that the loudest patrons are students but studies found that students are drawn to libraries as a place to study while business people are 3x more likely than students to be drawn to loud social spaces. Also they found that business people and tourists are more likely to be high-tech patrons compared to students.
Patrons were asked "If all research content was online would you still use the library?" over 80% said "yes!"
Lascarides ended his presentation with philosophical suggestions:
1. If you want your library to become or remain successful: be an inspirational setting.
2. Be a physical space to go to.
3. Concentrate on experiences that be duplicated elsewhere
4. Push the tension between privacy and social space/experience
5. Become conversent, give and receive. Don't be just a "fortress of knowledge."
-- Lea Domingo
Kathleen first presented how their section did an "Extreme" physical makeover. Through pictures she showed how the section transitioned from an outdated and poorly functional space into one that pleased most of the staff. Everything began with the usual tasks of boxing up everything and moved into shuffling stage as staff was moved around onto floors and spaces that were not being renovated. Next came the planning stage where bids were made for new furniture and Office Draw was used to design the floor plan of their new space. Staff decided that cubicles should be purchased so they could have a sense of having their own office space. The only mistakes they made in their design was buying too-big cubicles and not providing a bigger common space.
The next phase of the makeover was the functional renovation, which required a workflow analysis. After analyzing the collection process and roles it was discovered that their work flow was ineffecient. They discovered that 80% of materials purchased were serials and e-materials and only 20% regular print materials. But only one staff member was responsible for the serials and e-materials processing while a large portion of the staff was focused on print materials. As a result staff was reorganized into those who decide what to buy and those who do the actual processing. Currently this functional renovation is still a work in progress.
Congratulations and good luck to the Edwin H. Mookini Technical Services Department!
-- Lea Domingo
Kawika Makamani discussed how the DASH program was the deciding factor that to choose ebrary as their database selection. DASH is a program that allows libraries to upload their own materials (such as Kamehameha Published books) into the ebrary database that their students can access. Dash also allows them to controll access, they can make materials not only available to their students but also the public. The main selling point for ebrary was not their collection of 50,000 ebooks, but the abilty to provide students with out of publication books.
Mr. Makamani also explained some of the powerful tools this services provides such as: being able to navigate by pages, bookmark pages, print up to 60 pages at a time, and the use of "Info Tools" which allows students to take notes and save annotations in a bookshelf that can be created to save files. Dash also allows administrators the power to control access: who can access (students vs. public) and how many can access certain materials at one time.
The audience asked if a software is required to access ebrary and yes you are required to download the ebrary reader onto your computer for you to be able to access the various ebooks.
Mr. Makamani ended his presentation by offering publishers/people to submit their own collections or materials to be made accessible through DASH.
-- Lea Domingo
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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Friday, October 15, 2010
Join the Hawaii Library Association Hawaiian Section for a tour of Manoa Heritage Center and Cooke Library
Saturday, Oct. 30
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Adults: $7 adults; Seniors/Military: $4; Children: free
Most of the tour takes place outdoors in the garden of MHC, where we will view native and Polynesian introduced plants and view Kuka`o`o Heiau. Following the garden tour, we will enter the house, Kuali`i, for a special tour of the library with owner Sam Cooke. Participants should be prepared for walking over rough garden paths and bring rain and sun protection. The tour is appropriate for children over 10. Following the tour, we will gather for lunch on your own at Wai‘oli Tea Room. Because there is limited parking at MHC, we will gather at Manoa District Park and carpool.
RSVP by Oct. 27 to Gwen Sinclair, gsinclai [at] hawaii [dot] edu or 956-2549. Please indicate the number of participants and whether you would like to join the group for lunch afterward.
For more information, visit the Manoa Heritage Center Web site
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Although you can register for the conference now, you have to print the registration form and send it via U.S. Mail along with your check. However, by Oct. 12, you should be able to register online using your credit card or PayPal account. For more information and to register, visit the HLA Conference page.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
For more information, including how to order, visit the HLA Web site.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
UH Manoa Government Documents & Map Collection and MAGIS Lab
Wednesday, Sept. 29
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Government Documents & Maps
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Join HLA's Reference & User Services Section for its next site visit, this time to the newly renovated Government Documents & Map Collection on the ground floor of Hamilton Library.
Hosted by Gwen Sinclair, this site visit will allow you to see how reference services are conducted by Gov Docs, followed by light refreshments.
Parking is $5 on campus. Metered parking is also available along Metcalf Street or University Avenue and is free after 6 p.m.
RSVP to Dainan Skeem.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Featured speakers include Maria Bonn, Associate University Librarian for Publishing at the
University of Michigan, Michael Lascaride, Digital User Analyst for the New York Public Library, and John Gathegi, attorney, author and Director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida. The full program will be available later this month with registration to begin in October.
Early registration cost for HLA members is $50 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and two snack breaks. Conference attendees may also reserve a room at the Royal Hawaiian for $235. For reservations, call the hotel at 921-4261.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Facebook Editor: Currently there are two contributing editors but HLA is looking for an overall editor that can be more activity involved with our Facebook page.
Scholarships: HLA began a scholarship program to offer two scholarships per year and are looking for an HLA member to spearhead this responsibility.
Merchandise: HLA has t-shirts and polo shirts are sale. A member is needed who can do a bit of marketing and advertising of these few items both at the conference, on the Facebook page and website. Also take the responsibility to and who can storage and maintain an inventory.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Karen Peacock was professor emeritus and retired curator of the Pacific Collection, Hamilton Library, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2010, after a 10-month battle with cancer.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
"Communities Thrive @ Libraries" 17th - 24th July 2010
To support this year's NLW celebrations, Fiji Library Association has designed and printed 1000 posters. http://www.fla.org.fj/index_files/Page457.htm
Together with Library Services of Fiji, these posters will be distributed to schools & libraries across Fiji.
For more information please contact: Sokoveti Tuimoala or Merewalesi Vueti @ Library Services of Fiji on 331 5344.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Although HLA will consider any presentation that is interesting, entertaining, and potentially useful to Hawaii's librarians, programs reflecting the conference theme, "Growing Digital: Issues and Challenges for Libraries," are encouraged. We are particularly interested in examining the challenges and opportunities facing libraries as well as the lessons learned, problems encountered, and solutions proposed to grapple with digital-related issues. Some general ideas for programs include:
- Digital technologies
- Technical architecture
- Building digital collections
- Rights management
- Changing user needs
- Evaluation of digital libraries
- Dave Brier, 2010 HLA Annual Conference Chair
Thursday, July 8, 2010
A couple of events will celebrate the return to the Ground Floor.
On Sunday, Aug. 22, the UH Manoa Library will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Information on the flood and renovation process will be on exhibit and light refreshments will be served.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, the UH LIS Program will host an open house for all UH LIS alumni to visit the renovated library school. The event, scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m., will include tours of the new facilities and light refreshments. The LIS Alumni Group is also accepting potluck contributions. Attending alums can RSVP for the event on Facebook.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
-- Arlene Cohen
Monday, May 10, 2010
Already a fan of HLA? Point your friends to our new easy short URL: http://www.facebook.com/hilib.
And if you were at the meeting and have photos from the event, don't forget to add them to the HLA Flickr Group!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Building a Culture — Collections Care in Hawai`i, a workshop
Care for irreplaceable cultural heritage collections statewide
What: This interactive presentation will identify preservation needs faced by cultural heritage collections in museums, arboretums, archives and libraries in Hawaii, and examine common issues.
Who: Lynn Davis, UH Manoa Preservation Librarian, and Barclay Ogden, University of California Berkeley, will conduct the workshop.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, from 9:00 – 1:30 pm.
Where: Bishop Museum, Paki Hall Rooms I & II
Who should attend: Librarians, Archivists - people responsible for caring for cultural heritage collections
Free: Please register today by filling out the form below.
Deadline: Mail by Thursday, May 14, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The survey is available until May 22, 2010.
Click here to participate in the HLA professional development survey.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Technical Services Section of HLA sponsored the SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop, conducted by Eugene Dickerson, lead librarian for cataloging, U.S. Department of State, Ralph J. Bunche Library. The one-day workshop was held on March 17 in a marvelous technology classroom at the Joseph F. Smith Library at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Fifteen individuals, including librarians from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law Library, BYUH, Hawai‘i State Archives, Chaminade University, Hawaii Pacific University, Pacific Rim Bible College and the Library and Information Science Program at UH attended. Mahalo to Keiko Okuhara of the Law School for arranging the workshop and to Kimball Boone of BYUH for his assistance in securing the location and facilitating printing of the workshop materials.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The Bougainville Library Trust was established by writer Lloyd Jones, author of Mister Pip, a novel set on the island of Bougainville during the crisis in the 1990s.
In 2007, Mister Pip gained international acclaim winning the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award and being short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. It also drew international attention to the ten year long crisis in Bougainville.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Deadline to register is April 15.
Cost is $40 per person and the event is limited to 50 people. For more information, including a full menu, and to RSVP, download the registration form.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
9 - 10 a.m.
Hawaii State Archives
364 S. King St.
Come join HLA's Reference & User Services Section as we explore procedures and policies of reference at the Hawaii State Archives in Downtown Honolulu.
We'll look at some of the common reference questions the Archives receives and some of the tools they use to facilitate answering them.
User Services include Card Catalog Indexes and their migration online, Finding Aids and an attempt to get them converted to EAD, and online services that are being added to almost daily.
Space is limited so RSVP now! Email Dainan Skeem to reserve a seat.
Prizes for best art and essay contest will be awarded. In addition, there will be short speeches, entertainment and light refreshment.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Speaking about advocacy, what better way to show your support than to participate in ALA's Library Advocacy Day on Tuesday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in Washington, D.C. on the U.S. Capitol grounds. If you are going to ALA this year, please consider participating. It is a free event but you do need to register. If you want to be styling, get an HLA t-shirt or polo shirt to wear on the Hill.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Date: Saturday, April 24, evening
Venue: Bishop Museum - Atherton Hall
Pricing: HLA/HASL Members - $25; all non-HLA/HASL members - $35
Speaker: Mark Platte, Editor, Honolulu Advertiser
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Hale A'o 102, Windward Community College, 4:30 to 7:00pm
This 10-hour workshop will start with the very basics of web design and move to more complex tools and features. Students will be shown how to set up Dreamweaver, how to create a website, and include various basic web elements.
Recommended preparation: familiarity with computers, file management, internet browsing.
Click here for more information
Reservations are required. Contact Brian Richardson to reserve a spot.
This is a brief summary of the position:
- Member of the HLA executive board-attendance at the monthly board meetings.
- This is a four-year board position.
- Attendance at the ALA annual conference (stipend is provided)
- Attendance at the ALA mid-winter conference is preferred but not required (stipend is provided).
- Acts as the official liaison between ALA and HLA.
If you are interested in the position or have questions, please contact the HLA. Please reply by Feb 8, 2010.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
To attend, RSVP to Keiko Okuhara by Monday, Jan. 18. Let her know if you need a ride to BYUH or would be willing to provide a ride for others.
There is no cost to attend the workshop. Lunch on your own.