'Ulu'ulu: The Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaii
UH West Oahu Library, First Floor, 91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707
Supervisor: Janel Quirante or Jacob Rosen
Phone: none yet
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 archivesí four permanent collections.
Description of internshipInternship will introduce students to the duties and responsibilities associated with a moving image archive and depending on the studentsí 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/qualificationsAny one of the following: LIS 605, 650, 652, 672, 678, 687
Desired qualificationsInterest in Hawai'iís 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 scheduleFlexible but to occur within the archiveís operating hours of Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00.
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expectedExperience creating and managing digital moving image collections.
Knowledge of archival audiovisual preservation theory and techniques.