ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaii

UH West Oahu Library, First Floor, 91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707
Website: uluulu.hawaii.edu
Supervisor: Janel Quirante or Jacob Rosen
Phone: none yet
Email: quirante@hawaii.edu

Description of library/collection

‘Ulu’ulu: The Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai’i perpetuates and shares the moving image heritage of Hawai’i through the care, preservation and digitization of films and videotapes related to the state’s history and culture. Established in 2008, ‘Ulu’ulu is a special project under the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawai’i System and will be permanently located on the new UH West Oahu campus in Fall 2012. There are currently over 10,000 videotapes and 250 motion picture film reels in the archives’ four permanent collections.

Description of internship

Internship will introduce students to the duties and responsibilities associated with a moving image archive and depending on the students’ interests and experience may include opportunities in:

  • Cataloging using the MAVIS media asset management software
  • Processing and creating inventories of archival audiovisual materials
  • Preservation activities including cleaning and re-housing of audiovisual materials, and environmental monitoring
  • Digitization of videotapes, documents and photographs
  • Digital media file management and quality control
  • Social media information management
  • Administrative management including participation

Required prerequisites/qualifications

Any one of the following: LIS 605, 650, 652, 672, 678, 687

Desired qualifications

Interest in Hawai’i’s moving image history. Basic understanding of analog videotape and film formats, flatbed scanners, imaging software, digital video file formats, and Hawaiian history. Ability to work with dirty and dusty items and lift 30lb boxes on occasion.

Weekly schedule

Flexible but to occur within the archive’s operating hours of Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

Experience creating and managing digital moving image collections.

Knowledge of archival audiovisual preservation theory and techniques.

Evaluation process/format

The LIS 690 Intern Evaluation Form will be used for the midterm and final evaluation of the student. Monthly update meetings between the student and supervisor will occur during the course of the internship.

Evaluation schedule

One midterm evaluation halfway through the semester and one final evaluation at the end of the semester will be performed.