In Hawaiian mana'o means thoughts, ideas, knowledge, or opinions -- when making decisions together people often ask for each other's mana'o. The Mana’o collection is a project of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa which seeks to realize this ideal by combining anthropology's concern with openness and diversity with the scholarly ideal of open access.
The collection has three focuses. First, it seeks to collect pieces about the Asia-Pacific region written by anthropologists and other people working in related disciplines. By making this research open to all, anthropological work on the Asia-Pacific region in order to make it available anyone interested in the area -- including especially people from the region. Second, by actively soliciting material from anthropologists, the collection seeks to educate our discipline about the ideals of open access and our ethical responsibility to make our work available to the communities that have hosted us. Finally, the repository hosts special collections relating to research interests of faculty members at UH Manoa.
Dr. Alex Golub
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2424 Maile Way
Saunders Hall 346
Honolulu HI 96822-2223
fax: 808 956 8415