Palama Settlement Archives ▶️

810 N. Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96817

Internship Description

Main objective: in-house digitization of print photographs. Activities include scanning and metadata ingestion. There may be some rehousing of original records.

Library/Collection Description

Primary source materials of Palama Settlement’s institutional records include correspondences, reports, newsletters, architectural drawings, ephemera, artifacts, and photographs from its inception in 1896. The photographic collection is comprised of over 4,500 lantern slides, film negatives, and prints.

Required Qualifications

Preferably LIS 659 Archival Representation, Access & Use, but not required.

Desired Qualifications

Must work in-person at Palama Settlement Archives.

Weekly Schedule

To be determined with intern. Palama Settlement Archives’ hours of operation are: Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Understand the purpose of digitization of the collection for preservation and access.
  • Address ethical considerations when digitizing images, including copyright and privacy protection.
  • Learn the various formats of primary source materials.
  • Learn recommended scanning standards and specifications.
  • Understand different types of metadata and their schemas.
  • Review digitization policy and workflow.

Evaluation Methods

  • Quantitative summary of digitized items and metadata ingestion.
  • 100-word recap of activities at the end of the internship.
  • Palama Settlement evaluation survey at the end of the internship.

Evaluation Schedule

Bi-weekly monitoring of deliverables.

Contact Information

Sidney Louie
(808) 848-2530
Last Updated: 2023February16