I am associated through the Samoan v'aa, Gaualofa, with 'Te Mana o Te Moana', an initiative to spread the knowledge of our collective Pasifikan ancestors and highlight ocean degradation through pollution. The details of which are on this site http://www.pacificvoyagers.org/.
The short story is, that we are 7 traditionally Pasifikan styled and crewed va'a/vaka/waka/boats sailing from New Zealand, up and back across the Pacific ocean over the next 18 months.
My line of work entails creating data in a GIS (Geographic Information System) environment. I'm uncertain as to who I should contact to initiate communication about our efforts in perhaps providing or sharing this concept of data collection.
If you know of someone within your organization that would be interested in learning more about our efforts and would like to know more details about it, please let me know by replying to this posting or sending me a message to my email. Our goal is to make this information available to the public via GIS mapping.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs unveils the Papakilo Database By ADMIN | Published: APRIL 13, 2011 The Office of Hawaiian Affairs recently announced the launch of the Papakilo Database, a highly customized Greenstone digital collection of historic Hawaiian newspapers, land records, maps, and more. Digital Library Consulting is proud to have worked closely with the OHA to ensure a successful project and looks forward to continued collaboration.
From the OHA website: (Honolulu) - The Office of Hawaiian Affairs formally unveiled its Papakilo Database on Monday, April 4, 2011. The new cultural resource is a "database of databases" or a search engine for Hawaiian land and cultural information.
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Online Hawaiian Information Resource Created OHA, Bishop Museum Partner For Papakilo Database
KITV-TV updated 4/4/2011 8:15:15 PM ET
HONOLULU -- KITV.com The public now has free access to an online library intended to preserve significant cultural and historical Hawaiian information dating to the 1800s. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs partnered with several other entities, including the Bishop Museum and Kumu Pono Associates to meld several databases containing land and government records, genealogy indexes and historic Hawaiian language newspapers into one resource called the Papakilo Database. The project has taken several years and at least $400,000 from OHA alone. Those involved said it was a cost-effective effort.
"So folks that need to do historical research, like from the neighbor islands for example, you have to literally fly to Oahu to get some of this research done. Because the documents are digitized and now online, no longer will you have to do that," OHA Chief Executive Officer Clyde Namuo said. The project will continue to be a work in progress. As more information is digitized and becomes available, OHA officials said it will be added to the database.
Officials plan to add World War I service records and some statistics from 1826-1929 later this year.
Papakilo Database Partners: Awaiaulu Bishop Museum DL Consulting Hawaii State Archives Hoolaupai Kaiwakiloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center Kumu Pono Associates The Nature Conservancy Ulukau
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's one-stop shopping now for Native Hawaiian historical and cultural information.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs unveiled its new Papakilo database. It's a unique digital library that incorporates everything from land and government records to genealogy indexes to historic Hawaiian language newspapers.
The database is three years in the making, and OHA says its purpose is to preserve and perpetuate all things Native Hawaiian. "We're here to preserve and secure the written records of our Hawaiian people," says OHA Maui trustee Boyd Mossman, "so that they will available to our posterity, to our culture, and to our nation."
The website has pulled more than 225,000 records from several different databases into a single digital resource. Later this year, the site will add land and name indexes, vital statistics collections, and alii probate records. In 2012, even more data will be added.
"The real plus here is that, for people living on the neighbor islands, in the past, they would have to actually come into Honolulu to access this information, but since the documents now are in the database, in digital form, they'll be able to get it without having to come here."
(Honolulu) - The Office of Hawaiian Affairs formally unveiled its Papakilo Database on Monday, April 4, 2011. The new cultural resource is a "database of databases" or a search engine for Hawaiian land and cultural information. Pictured from left are: Kepa Maly, Cultural Historian Resource, Kumu Pono Associates; Tim Johns, President and CEO, Bishop Museum; Kristy Perez-Kaiwi, Managing Editor and Cultural Resource Specialist, Ka'iwakïloumoku Virtual Archive; Susan Shaner, Head Archivist, Hawai'i State Archives; Sam 'Ohu Gon III, Senior Scientist/Cultural Adviser, The Nature Conservancy; Puakea Nogelmeier, Executive Director, Awaiaulu; and Clyde Nämu'o, CEO, Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Not shown: Bob Stauffer, Project Manager - Ulukau and Hawai'i Contact for DL Consulting LLC. Photo: J. Matsuzaki
OHA has come a long way in the development of Papakilo and the engaging of various Partners to get to this point, however we acknowledge the fact that now our kuleana has increased. OHA pledges to continue to seek out partners and data collections within the community for the purpose of ensuring that these collections are preserved and hopefully made available to the public.
If there are data collections that you think we should know about, or would like to see included in Papakilo, please let us know so that we can add them to our growing list.