Wow, I have been busy! These English seminar papers have really been taking up my consciousness for the past few weeks. I thought the seminar papers were a lot of work, but now I found out that I have to do even more work for them! What?! I need a literature review and have to write the definitions of key words?! I have two and a half weeks to do all of this library research and analysis and crank out 30+ pages?!
I’m happy to see that more people subscribed to this blog!
In other news, somebody from another country just did a Google search on me! I’ve had people Google me in the past, but never in another country.
My, I’ve been busy! I am currently working on two seminar papers and doing all of this library work while planning for next semester.
And congratulations to me! I got into the PhD program for Communication and Information Sciences! In my application, I probably didn’t need to mention my work in digitization and Hawaii journalism history, but they helped nonetheless. I’d say more about the application, but don’t want to sound like I’m bragging any more than I am. Now I have to figure out if I will and even can do the program next year (part of the uncertainty is the logistics) and how I’m going to do that while finishing up my master’s degree program in English. I may or may not enroll in the program. Thinking about all of this has been taking a lot of my time and cognitive energy!
I got to scan with this!
A lot has been going on in my library world. Last week, I attended training for the brand new digibook scanner. The super big scanner can scan large maps and 3-d objects (e.g. pine cones) and does the most high quality scans (the vendor said the scanner was made to scan high quality materials, such as the dead sea scrolls!). I was one of the first to try it out! Unfortunately, after the training, I still didn’t think I can calibrate the machine’s color or lighting… Oh well, I was told a staff member will deal with that issue. I should write a whole blog entry just about that scanner!
I wish I had more time to blog, as I have plenty to write about! But, alas, I have plenty to do as well! If I had more readers, maybe I would update more. Anyways, I’ll be back at Hamilton Library tomorrow!
So the presentation went pretty well! Here’s the announcement I wrote reporting on the presentation:
Graduate Research Assistant Alice Kim and Project Manager Erenst Anip introduced the Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project to members of the University of Hawaii at Manoa community. Alice and Erenst explained the digitization process, the historical significance of the newspapers, and how researchers can use them.
The 23 audience members included students from library science and Pacific Island Studies, a history professor specializing in Hawaii history, students in her class, and library professionals, including the librarian of the School of Hawaiian Knowledge.
The presentation took place on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Hamilton Library, room 306 at UH Manoa.
The Question & Answer session went pretty smoothly. I answered only one question (how did the newspapers reported Kalakaua’s death?). Erenst answered the rest, since they were up his alley. He said some quite kind things about me during the presentation.
Fortunately, the audience members I talked to after the presentation seemed to have enjoyed it. I did get some critique (e.g. talking too fast), and I’ll use them to improve for future presentations.
Three people told me they wanted to go, but couldn’t (a couple of them were teaching), so I sent them the link to the slides for the presentation.
I (or we if Erenst cares to join me) may present again at a local public library. Hopefully I’ll see you there!