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Since March 2009 to December 2019, Sinclair Library has been digitizing many of its older videos, focusing on those in the Hawaiian and Pacific collections. Starting January 2020 the digitizing process moved to Hamilton Library. Digitized videos are now available online via links in OneSearch. A UH username and password are necessary for accessing the videos.
Free Online Videos: Hawai'i/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.
- 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.
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 OneSearch.
Are there any software requirements?
Our streaming videos work in all major browsers using HMTL5.
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.
For more information about the project or to see if a specific video is eligible for reformatting, please contact Reformat.
Monthly statistics for reformatted video viewing are also available.