|Partners of the Papakilo Database|
Awaiaulu is dedicated to fostering Hawaiian knowledge today through the training of translators and publication of legacy texts. Fluent students of Hawaiian mentor with experienced translators, bringing historical literature to modern readers in a bilingual format. This develops new resource people, introduces information from these narratives to new audiences, and gives new access to Hawaiian-language texts.
Awaiaulu provides access to Hawaiian language texts, empowers the publication process, and provides a setting where the skills and insights necessary for such efforts can be mastered. The goal is to foster Hawaiian mores, values and stories by moving the narratives that illustrate them out of the archives and into the hands of resource people and readers today. A great body of important Hawaiian literature lies beyond the reach of most people, archived for more than a century. The language and the knowledge contained in these works are wonderful resources for the 21st century.
The Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. Today, the Museum is recognized as the principal museum of the Pacific, housing the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and natural history specimens. More than 340,000 people visit the Museum each year, including over 40,000 schoolchildren.
DL Consulting, Ltd.
Digital Library Consulting, Ltd. (DLC) is the world’s leading supplier of commercial consulting, customization, support, maintenance, and hosting services for the Greenstone digital library software, which is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet as a fully-searchable, metadata-driven digital library. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License. DLC has been the primary contractor for OHA’s Papakilo Database since October, 2007. They have worked consistently and patiently with OHA staff in the design, implementation, and customization of features within the database to specifically address OHA’s needs.
Hawai'i State Archives
The mission of the Hawai'i State Archives is to ensure open government by preserving and making accessible the historic records of state government and to partner with state agencies to manage their records.
Ho'olaupa'i is a cooperative project within the Bishop Museum that maintains hundreds of pages of scanned newspapers including articles, headlines and even advertisements. This ambitious attempt to bring these newspapers accessible to the public through the use of modern technology.
Ka‘iwakiloumoku means “the ‘iwa bird that hooks the islands together,” a traditional reference to our great and revered warrior-king, Kamehameha ‘Ekahi. It is a name that recalls Kamehameha’s efforts to unite the Hawaiian Islands some 200 years ago. It is also a reflection of Na Kanaka Maoli – Native Hawaiians – coming together to revitalize Hawaiian language and culture to ensure a vibrant Hawaiian society in the 21st century.
Kumu Pono Associates
Kepa Maly and Onaona Pomroy Maly have worked on ethnographic studies in historic preservation for over thirty years (Kumu Pono Associates LLC, since 1995). Living away from O'ahu, research was always an expensive undertaking with travel from outer islands, and other expenses to just get to the archival collections. Around the year 2000, they began exploring the possibility of digitizing key collections of historical resrouce materials.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. In Hawai‘i, our goal is to actively manage our native ecosystems and species, to sustain them into the future. Working with partners, threats are abated, health of ecosystems on land and sea are restored and maintained, and our unique island biodiversity is carried forward as an irreplaceable asset, meeting human needs and fulfilling ecosystem functions that serve all life in the islands. TNC in Hawai‘i maintains a network of preserves, participates in watershed and other conservation partnerships, helps protect important natural areas, and works to strengthen policies and capacity for conservation in Hawai‘i.
Ulukau - The Hawaiian Electronic Library
Ulukau: In the same way that unexplained supernatural interpretive powers can be divinely given to a person, so knowledge and understanding can come to the person who makes the effort to read the language and words of this electronic library.