Hawaii State Archives

364 South King St., Honolulu, HI, 96813

Internship Description

Intern will be assisting in the creation, organization, and providing access to Hawaii State Archives’ digital assets using open source software such as Greenstone for providing access to digital records, Irfanview for preparing those records for access, and Plone for content management. Intern will use scanner with appropriate software and Microsoft Access for database design/management.

Library/Collection Description

Hawaii State Archives collects, preserves and makes available to the public Hawaii government records of permanent value. These government records date from the monarchy to the current legislative session, and include private collections of individuals and organizations, photographs, maps, artifacts, and library collections specializing in Hawaiian history, culture and Pacific voyages.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • Any of the ICS courses
  • Familiarity with a programming language,
  • Understanding of the world wide web
  • Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail under minimal supervision (after training)
  • Effective written and verbal communications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using Greenstone, Irfanview, Plone, Microsoft Access, and a scanner
  • Interest in Hawaiian history

Weekly Schedule

Flexible within Archives working hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Introductory understanding of practical digital asset management
  • Experience creating, organizing, and providing access to digital collections
  • Documenting institutional procedures
  • Collecting and analyzing online usage statistics

Evaluation Methods

Ongoing informal feedback and discussion throughout the semester will be used; a log of activities and time spent on each project is encouraged.

Evaluation Schedule

The supervising librarian will complete the LIS 690 Evaluation Form at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Gina Vergara-Bautista
(808) 586-0323
Last Updated: 2013April03