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Sinclair Library: Audio & Video Digital Archiving

Streaming Videos

hula dancersSince March 2009, Sinclair Library has been digitizing many of its older videos, focusing on those in the Hawaiian and Pacific collections. Digitized videos are now available online via links in the Voyager catalog. A UH username and password are necessary for accessing the videos. See the complete list of reformatted videos available online. A video tutorial is available with more information on searching the catalog for streaming videos.

Learn more about the details of the video reformatting project.

Browse frequently asked questions about the video project.

Free Online Videos: Hawaii/Pacific

  • Hawaii Nisei Story
    Provides video clips of interviews with Hawaii Nisei veterans and selected spouses.
  • Ka‘iwakīloumoku by Kamehameha Schools
    O 'oe e Kalaninuimehameha e hea aku ana i ka 'iwa kīlou moku lā e komo… 'Ano'ai ke aloha! Welcome to the Ka'iwakīloumoku Virtual Archive – a multi-media haven for online cultural learning. Here you’ll find videos, snapshots, articles, recipes, interviews, profiles of Hawaiian elders, and more.
  • OIWI TV
    ʻŌiwi TV - Native Hawaiian television station. Streams
    ʻAhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola - Hawaiian Language news (subtitled in English) Indigenous Insight - International indigenous news magazine featuring themes and topics relevant to indigenous communities. Produced in partnership with the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network
    Nä Maka o ka ʻÄina - Award winning Native Hawaiian filmmakers.
    ʻÄina ʻŌiwi - Hawaiian language cartoon produced by the ʻAha Pünana Leo Hawai
  • Insights on PBS Hawaii
    Archive of Insights on PBS Hawaii videos going back to 2008.
  • University of Hawaii Streaming videos on Hawaii
    Selected Video Hawaii Video Series available to the University of Hawaii Community (login required)
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  • Think Tech Hawaii
    ThinkTech Hawaii creates and disseminates videos of events and news makers relating to technology and globalism in Hawaii.
  • NZ On Screen
    Explore an excellent collection of documentaries, TV shows, and feature films from New Zealand.
  • East-West Center on Vimeo
    The East-West Center, based in Honolulu and Washington, D.C., was established by Congress in 1960 to promote dialogue and cooperative research between the US, Asia, and the Pacific. They have publicly available videos on various topics.
  • Pacific Network
    An Internet network with multiple channels featuring news, entertainment, original programming, vintage television from Hawaii, provided free to the public.
  • Micronesian Seminar Video
    Micronesian Seminar has over 60 free videos available for downloading. Subjects range from the history of the islands to current social issues and health care.

To Watch Videos

If you find a streaming video in the library catalog, click the link at the bottom of the Holdings Information. You will need to log in with your UH username and password. Videos can only be played in the browser (not downloaded), and QuickTime must be installed for them to work.

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Videos listed on this website can be viewed by simply clicking the link for the year or day you want to watch.

Questions?

How do I find streaming videos in the catalog?

To get a list of all the videos currently available online, just type "Sinclair streaming" (without the quotation marks) into the Basic Search box.

Are there any software requirements?

Our streaming videos work in all major browsers. QuickTime (available for free at http://www.quicktime.com) must be installed on your computer, though, so the browser can play the video.

Is this legal?

Yes. U.S. Copyright Law Section 108(c) permits libraries to reformat materials that are deteriorating or in obsolete formats for preservation purposes.

See complete list of frequently asked questions.

Project Website

For more information about the video reformatting project, please visit the project website (will take you away from the Sinclair website).