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Digital Collection Grants

Awarded

GWLA (Greater Western Library Alliance) Opportunities fund grant to digitize historic book and journal materials related to water resources in Hawaii was awarded in September 2010. The Application [pdf] submitted by Jodie Mattos & Beth Tillinghast, of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library includes the list of titles proposed for scanning.

Hawaii Digital Newspaper Program.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library in partnership with the Hawaii State Public Library System and the Hawaii State Archives will digitize (scan, convert to text, and mark-up) and submit to the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Project important English language newspapers that have historically provided statewide (and prior to annexation to the United States, country wide) coverage and which have had significant influence on the archipelago.
See also: Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project site for grant technical documents and progress reports.
National Digital Newspaper Project 2010-2012 Application
National Digital Newspaper Project 2008-2010 Application

Applications Submitted, but not Awarded:

National Digital Newspaper Project 2007-2009     This project proposes to digitize (image, convert to text, and mark-up) and submit to the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Project important English language newspapers that have historically provided statewide (and prior to annexation to the United States, country wide) coverage and which have had significant influence on the archipelago.

National Leadership Grant, Institute for Museum & Library Services 2007-2008     The University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) Library, in collaboration with the Hawai’i State Land Survey Division and the Hawai’i State Archives, proposes to digitize approximately 1,800 registered survey maps from a collection of slightly more than 3,000 during the one-year grant period, and make them publicly accessible on the web.

Previous Grant project applications and reports:

Institute for Museum & Library Services, 1998     "Project To Create and Expand Digital Databases for Three Collections in the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Libraries" In support of this aspect of the Library’s Strategic Plan, three strong candidates for expanded digitization initiatives were identified. The project intent was to create a foundation for building a digital library of Hawaiian and Pacific resources and provide access to unique primary source materials.

Hawai’i Council for the Humanities    2001 – "Digitization for Preservation of an Important Hawaiian Language Newspaper – Ka Nupepa Kuokoa" and 2002 – "The Annexation Of Hawaii: A Collection Of Documents On The World Wide Web"

Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED)     Hawaiian Newspaper Image Delivery via Web and The Annexation Of Hawaii:A Collection Of Documents On The World Wide Web

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