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Oceania Digital Library

The University of Auckland, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of California, San Diego have collaborated to create a single point of access for researchers seeking information about the cultures and history of Oceania (Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia).

US$50,000 was awarded (with unanimous endorsement of membership) on 17 October 2007 to the libraries of the University of Auckland, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of California, San Diego to collaboratively create the Oceania Digital Library (OdiL). Hong Kong University has joined the project and will be hosting ODiL data.

Reports and presentations

  • Oceania Digital Library: 2009 Update from UCSD

    Robin Chandler, University of California, San Diego

    2009 ODiL Update [PPT]

  • Oceania Digital Library: Hawaii’s Digital Memory Collections

    Martha Chantiny – Library Information Technology,  University of Hawaii at Manoa

    The current status of University of Hawaii at Manoa Library Pacific-related image collections including the Steve Thomas Traditional Voyaging, George Grace and Margo Duggan collections, all posted to the web using the OAI harvestable Streetprint Digital Library software, and the Henry P. Edmunds and William A. Bryan photographs of Rapanui and the venerable Trust Territory Archive photo collection will be discussed. The Pacific Collection future plans and wish lists for digitization of additional collections and their relationship with existing collections in the ODiL will be described. Hawaii-related collections of images (Save our Surf) as well as text (Hawaiian Historical Society) will be highlighted and recent experiments with updating the Annexation of Hawaii web site and the UHM Library’s participation in the U.S. National Digital Newspaper Program will also be described. Thoughts (possibly scandalous or heretical) about the ODiL portal in light of very new developments such as the World Digital Library and slightly older initiatives such as the UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for Asia/Pacific may be voiced.

    Presentation [ PPT ]

  • Oceania Digital Libraries (ODiL) Collaborative Digitization Project

    Brian Flaherty, Assistant University Librarian-Library IT, University of Auckland
    Martha Chantiny, Division Head for Library Information Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Robin Chandler, Director, Digital Library Program, University of California, San Diego

    ODiL began with a request for US$50,000 to digitize items from the libraries of the University of Auckland, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of California, San Diego as a starting point for the collaborative creation of an “Oceania Digital Library” (ODiL).  The project goal is creation of a single point of access for researchers seeking information about the cultures and history of Oceania (Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia). The digitization request was approved by the PRDLA Steering Committee at the PRDLA 2007 Membership Meeting, University of California, Berkeley on16 October 2007. The project website is: http://odldev.lbr.auckland.ac.nz/. Presenters will also discuss next steps regarding the creation of the ODiL portal and share the list of additional materials they hope to digitize in the future.

    U. of Auckland Presentation [PDF]

    U. of Hawaii Presentation [PPT]

    UC San Diego Presentation [PDF]

  • Oceania Digital Library

    Brian Flaherty, University of Aukland Library
    View Presentation [PDF]