UHM-Hamilton Library: Desktop Network Services

Location: Hamilton Library Digitizing/Desktop Network Services
Supervisor: Martha Chantiny / Beth Tillinghast
Phone: 956-2473
Fax: 956-5968
Email:chantiny@hawaii.edu ; betht@hawaii.edu
Website:Desktop Network Services, Digital Collections Page

Description of collection

Digitized images and materials which might be selected for digitization, prepared for web access, be involved in other digital processing operations, or metadata cataloging include:

  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Archives photographs
  • Pacific Collection photographic collections (“Easter Island”, etc.)
  • Jean Charlot Collection pamphlets (posadas) and other images
  • University Photographer (“Miyamoto”) collection
  • Hawaii War Records photographs
  • Hawaiian studies-related documents (e.g. Morgan Report)
  • Russian Collection-related documents

Images/image files are stored on a WWW server in a variety of formats. Material that might be scanned, converted or described is located in various Special Collections.

Description of internship

Duties and projects may include: conversion of existing images from one format to others (e.g. TIFF to GIF or JPEG); verification and clean up of images; moving existing images from one storage platform to another (e.g. PC to WWW server); scanning photographs or other materials such as microfilm, printed text, manuscripts; creation or updating of web pages, creation or updating of web indexing; creation or updating of metadata; research and/or documentation related to digitization projects; Optical Character Recognition (OCR) conversion of images of text. Equipment used may include: Windows microcomputers, flatbed scanners, microfilm scanner, overhead book scanner, Hawaii Voyager online catalog, OCLC Connexion (formerly CORC) cataloging system, zip disk backup system, CD ROM writer, digital camera. Software used may include: image/graphic manipulation and conversion (Paintshop Pro), scanning, backup, Hawaii Voyager cataloging, OCR conversion (FineReader), WWW browsers, HTML encoders (HomeSite, Dreamweaver), FTP and Telnet, word processing and spreadsheet.

Required prerequisites/qualifications

Familiarity with Windows microcomputers and basic Windows software; understanding of WWW, acquaintance with princicples of HTML encoding; ability and desire to do work that requires self-direction, attention to detail and pattern recognition skills.

Weekly schedule

Variable. Work will take place primarily in Hamilton Library. Most tasks will be done on PCs located in the Desktop Network Services unit’s Digitizing workroom, located in Hamilton Library. Work should be scheduled in minimum 2 hour segments, between 10am and 6pm, Monday-Friday. However, schedule could be modified to include earlier or later hours and/or weekends once intern is familiar with what needs to be done.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

Gain greater familiarity with range of digitization projects and type of tasks involved; research and direct experience with issues relating to creation of a digital library; experience with making image and other files available for use on WWW; HTML encoding and design and indexing experience. Work outcomes will vary depending on current status of library’s digitizing projects, but could include: completion of CD-ROM based set of TTP web files and images; completion of scanning of one or more Hawaiian language newspapers (which might include scanning, image conversion, OCR conversion, indexing or analysis of usage); scanning and presentation of photographs and negatives from the University Photographer collection; scanning of Charlot photographs, art books or pamphlets; completion of scanning or metadata input for the Hawaii War Records collection; completion of document scanning and OCR for web site of Hawaii Annexation-related documents; social movement pamphlet scanning; creation of pilot web site(s) of digitized Russian materials printed in China or other material from the Asia Collection.

Evaluation methods/schedule

Interns will be evaluated on reliability, ability to organize their work and time in a self-sufficient manner, evidence of increasing competence with appropriate software and equipment; ability to accurately interpret and/or seek clarification and follow through on instructions and assignments; evidence of interest level during the internship. Evaluation will be on-going in the form of weekly email reports to, or discussions with, supervising librarian. LIS 690 Evaluation form will be used as the formal assessment document. A final short (1-2 pages) written report of tasks accomplished and learning evaluation will be expected.