ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaii

91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI, 96707

Internship Description

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

Library/Collection Description

ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi perpetuates and shares the moving image heritage of Hawaiʻi through the care, preservation and digitization of films and videotapes related to the state’s history and culture. Established in 2008, ʻUluʻulu is a special project under the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawaiʻi System that is located at the UH West Oahu library. There are currently over 10,000 videotapes and 250 motion picture film reels in the archives’ four permanent collections.

Required Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in Hawaiʻi’s moving image history
  • Basic understanding of analog videotape and film formats, flatbed scanners, imaging software, and digital video file formats
  • Knowledge of 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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Experience creating and managing digital moving image collections.
  • Knowledge of archival audiovisual preservation theory and techniques.

Evaluation Methods

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.

Contact Information

Janel Quirante
(808) 689-2740
Last Updated: 2013April03