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Thursday, February 23, 2012

“GOING DIGITAL” PRESENTATION TO HAWAI‘I SENATE HIGHLIGHTS HISTORIC ARCHIVES

The Hawai‘i State Senate’s Committee on Economic Development and Technology will hold an informational briefing on Monday, February 27, at 1:15 p.m. in Conference Room 016 of the State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu.

“GOING DIGITAL” is a presentation highlighting updates on two groundbreaking projects to make Hawaii’s history accessible to all: ‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive, and the Hawaii State Digital Archives.

During the first half of the briefing, Academy for Creative Media Founder Chris Lee and Head Archivist Janel Quirante will present an overview of the Giugni Moving Image Archive, its opening at the University of Hawaii West Oahu Campus this summer, and long-term plans. They will also feature video clips from the Archives collection.

During the second half of the briefing, State Archivist Susan Shaner and Hawaii State Digital Archives consultant Adam Jansen will discuss their progress in developing the Hawaii State Digital Archives Development Plan, and highlight the potential for enhanced accessibility, transparency, accountability and business/societal continuity. The State Archivist has encouraged the Hawaii State Legislature to become the first state agency implementing the State’s digital archives plan.

The briefing is open to the public, but no comments or testimony will be accepted.

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