University of Hawai’i: UH team launches new website to help public housing residents

University of Hawai’i: UH team launches new website to help public housing residents. “In an effort to help 40,000 residents across Hawaiʻi who live in Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) housing, the University of Hawaiʻi Community Design Center (UHCDC) and UH Mānoa’s School of Architecture students and faculty have designed and launched a COVID-19 resource website that provides updates on HPHA initiatives, COVID-19 information and connects residents to assistance programs.”

University of Hawaii: UH Press releases 90 classic books as online open-access titles

University of Hawaii: UH Press releases 90 classic books as online open-access titles. “University of Hawaiʻi Press announced Hawaiʻi Open Books, a collection of 90 newly digitized and freely available academic titles from UH Press’s backlist, many of which have been out of print or unavailable for years. Titles include seminal works of scholarship in Hawaiian, Pacific and Asian studies, as well as grammars, dictionaries and other resources for languages from throughout the Asia-Pacific region.” Tons of language resources here in addition to other materials.

University of Hawaii: $1M to UH and collaborators to develop web-based research tool

University of Hawaii: $1M to UH and collaborators to develop web-based research tool. “The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Hawaiʻi’s Hawaiʻi Data Science Institute (HI-DSI) $1 million for the development of a web-based programming interface called Tapis, in partnership with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and the University of Texas at Austin. The development of Tapis will provide scientists with important tools to gather data and conduct computationally intensive research. The framework, which will serve a diverse group of users, can help automate and streamline large workflows or pipelines of software applications and allow scientists easier, user-friendly access to computational resources.”

University of Hawai’i: UH Mānoa oral history project preserves Waialua’s past

University of Hawai’i: UH Mānoa oral history project preserves Waialua’s past. “University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students are preserving the history of the North Shore communities of Waialua and Haleʻiwa by interviewing kūpuna (grandparents, elders) from those areas. The three-credit, spring semester course offered by the UH Mānoa departments of anthropology and ethnic studies is an oral history program that preserves the memories and experiences of the kūpuna for future generations.”

Hawaiian voices: Digital repository features collection of native speakers (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Hawaii Tribune-Herald: Hawaiian voices: Digital repository features collection of native speakers. “The voices of Hawaii’s past will be preserved for the Hawaiian language’s future, thanks to the launch last week of a new spoken-language digital repository. The first such repository of the language spoken by native speakers — Kani‘aina, ‘Voices of the Land’ — is a collaboration between the University of Hawaii’s Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikolani College of Hawaiian Language, digital library and archiving specialists at the UH-Manoa’s Department of Linguistics and Kaipuleohone UH Digital Language Archive.”

University of Hawaii: UH Press awarded $100K to publish open-access books

University of Hawaii: UH Press awarded $100K to publish open-access books. “University of Hawaiʻi has received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the digitization and open-access distribution of 22 out-of-print University of Hawaiʻi Press books.”

University of Hawaii: Sen. Inouye’s congressional papers available to the public

University of Hawaii: Sen. Inouye’s congressional papers available to the public. “The congressional archival papers of the late Daniel K. Inouye, who served 53 years in Congress, 50 in the U.S. Senate, are now available to the public via the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library Congressional Papers Collection. The library is cataloging and digitizing 1,400 boxes of materials it received in 2014. Inouye died in December 2012 at the age of 88.”

University of Hawaii: Unseen Archival Footage from Eddie Kamae Films to Debut

University of Hawaii: Unseen Archival Footage from Eddie Kamae Films to Debut. “Historic and previously unseen footage shot by the late musician and filmmaker Eddie Kamae for his “Listen to the Forest” documentary will be available to the public online through the efforts of ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻuloha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi to preserve, digitize, and catalog archival footage from the making of 10 award-winning documentaries by Kamaʻe and his wife, producer Myrna Kamae.”

University of Hawai’i: UH Press publishes open-access Hawaiian language journal

University of Hawai’i: UH Press publishes open-access Hawaiian language journal. “The University of Hawai‘i Press now publishes a new, open-access resource for Hawaiian scholars, Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature…. The inaugural issue also features reprints from the Hawaiian alphabet, first published in 1822, and an anonymous 1857 account about translating the Bible into Hawaiian.”

University of Hawaii: Pan-STARRS releases largest digital sky survey to the world

From the University of Hawaii: Pan-STARRS releases largest digital sky survey to the world. “The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project at the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Astronomy is publicly releasing the world’s largest digital sky survey today, via the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland…. The four years of data comprise 3 billion separate sources, including stars, galaxies and various other objects. The immense collection contains 2 petabytes of data, which is equivalent to one billion selfies or one hundred times the total content of Wikipedia.”