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  • Ulukau name - 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.
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  • 1. + Ulukau The Hawaiian Electronic Library Shavonn Matsuda Assignment 3 LIS 610 / Fall 2013 / Asato
  • 2. + Basic background on Ulukau  A digital library of Hawaiian resources  Established in 2004 (Redesigned 2009)  A collaboration by numerous organizations   Native Hawaiian Library, ALU LIKE, Inc.  Administration for Native Americans (ANA)  Hawai‘i Department of Education   Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlaniCenter for Hawaiian Language, UH Hilo And more… Uses open source Greenstone digital library software
  • 3. + Challenges  Very large amount of text per page  Poor image quality  Lack of computer software support for Hawaiian  Reconfigured OCR program
  • 4. + Encouraging the use of Hawaiian  Increased access to Hawaiian resources  Access available in English, Hawaiian, or both  Default language setting set to Hawaiian  Most content is available only in Hawaiian
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  • 8. + Hawaiian LIS  Promotes use of Hawaiian  Promotes document retrieval in Hawaiian  Support Hawaiian education and language revitalization  An example for other indigenous and minority languages  User-centered information delivery in native language  Multilingual access
  • 9. + Mahalo!