UHM celebrated International Open Access Week, October 24 – 28, 2016 with a week full of presentations and events. Such topics included Open Access & social justice, copyright, OER, Open Data, and editing Wikipedia. You can find many of the recordings and slides from these presentations on ScholarSpace: https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.
Held on August 18, 2016 in Hamilton Library. DHGetDown was a one-day conference highlighting local digital humanities work and resources and featuring an interactive digital mapping workshop. This event was co-hosted by the UHM Library and the Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative in the College of Arts & Humanities. Check out the video, slides, and handouts on ScholarSpace: https://scholarspace.manoa.
Cleaning and Preparing Limu
A new addition to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Publication Series, this report from 1907 examines the economic value of seaweeds in Hawaii, as well as their food value. Turns out that seaweed has been delicious (and economically viable) for decades! Read more about it on ScholarSpace: https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/42229
Check out the latest Kukui Leaf Newsletter on ScholarSpace. It covers news of the summer, including details on the groundbreaking of the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program’s new Micropropagation Facility. In addition, find out times and dates for upcoming classes, as well as when the next Lyon Arboretum’s Plant Sale will be held. https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/42261.
Like maps? Us too! Click on over to eVols and see the beginning of a burgeoning online map collection. We suggest starting here, on Oahu, in 1902. Be sure to zoom in to see some spectacular detail. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49268
Curious about raising swine in Hawaii, the sweet potato’s importance in the islands, or commercial guava processing here in 1957? Check out the recent addition of historical publications added to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Publication Series. These Bulletins cover a myriad of fascinating topics, with some great insights into agricultural practices in Hawaii in decades past. https://scholarspace.
Photo credit: James Watt, courtesy of PMNM/NOAA
Want to be up on the latest research happenings at UH Mānoa? Find out about shark studies, sea pigs, coral reefs, data visualizations, growing plants in space, and black holes, among other awesome things. Read all the issues of Kaunānā, now up on ScholarSpace. https://scholarspace.manoa.
And in case you can’t get enough of all things India, eVols is the place to be! Another newly digitized title, The Opium Habit in the East. A study of the evidence given to the Royal Commission on Opium, 1893-4, is now available. This book is a summary of what the Royal Commission on Opium originally presented, and apparently an abbreviated version was much needed: “The Royal Commission on Opium has presented to the public a vast trackless expanse of opinion on the opium question, interspersed with clumps of more or less useful information by way of appendices.” Luckily, Joshua Rowntree breaks it down for us and tells us what we really need to know. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49236.
Looking for more information on Colonial India? History of British India is a fresh new addition to eVols. All 744 pages of it! Written by Hugh Murray, Esq., it covers British India’s history to the year 1856. Be sure to check out the map near the beginning of the text, to see what the country looked like in the mid 1800’s. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49235.
Head on over to eVols to experience a snapshot of life in India in the early 1900s, through English eyes. Leonard Raven-Hill sketched his observations of India in An Indian Sketch Book, Impressions of the East and the Great Durbar. The book includes almost 100 pages of full-page sketches with notes, explaining such things as why sponges weren’t used in the bathrooms (scorpions) and various studies of clothing and fashion choices of people Raven-Hill encountered on his travels in the East. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49224.