Almost a year has passed
since a local initiative began transcribing over 60,000 pages of
Hawaiian-language newspapers. The project, 'Ike Ku'oko'a, or
Liberating Knowledge, takes the digital pictures from historic newspapers and
turns them into searchable text. Thanks
to a huge community response, 'Ike Ku'oko'a met their goal on time. Project
manager Kau’i Sai-Dudoit thanks the 7,000 volunteers
who took the time to help.
Puakea Nogelmeier, Executive
Director of 'Ike Ku'oko'a, believes education and access are the most important
lessons learned from the project.
Supporters of the 'Ike
Ku'oko'a initiative are invited to join a picnic on the lawn of Iolani Palace
to celebrate the end of a year’s work.
The gathering is scheduled for November 28th from 11 am to 1 pm.
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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)