The purpose of Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, is to make these resources available for the use, teaching, and revitalization of the Hawaiian language and for a broader and deeper understanding of Hawaiʻi.
Ulukau is a coined word given as the name of this web-based library. The word refers to unexplained supernatural interpretive powers. It is the hope of the authors of Ulukau that 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 the words of this electronic library.
Ulukau uses open-source Greenstone software, designed specifically for digital libraries. Greenstone was developed with UNESCO support at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and can be used on computers running Windows, Unix or Mac OS. Software and website development is by DL Consulting.
Materials in this electronic library are often available from the materials' publishers. See the individual materials' websites, or send any inquiries here.
Ulukau was founded by Hale Kuamoʻo and is co-sponsored by Hale Kuamoʻo, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and the Native Hawaiian Library, ALU LIKE, Inc.
Founding financial support was provided by the Administration for Native Americans. Continuing support is provided by the Department of Education.
Financial or other support was also generously given by ʻAha Pūnana Leo, the Archives of Hawaiʻi, the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches, the Atherton Family Foundation, Dorothy Barrère, the Bishop Museum, Center on Disability Studies (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa), Chaminade University of Honolulu, Keola Donaghy, the Dwayne & Marti Steele Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation, Editions Limited, the Frear Eleemosynary Trust, the Hawaiʻi Conference of the United Church of Christ, Hawaiʻi Maoli, Hawaiʻi State Department of Education, the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System, the Hawaiian Studies Institute (Kamehameha Schools), the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Kamehameha Publishing, the Kamehameha Schools, Kamehameha Schools Curriculum Support & Dissemination Branch, Kamehameha Schools Press, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa), Kumu Pono Associates, Music Entertainment and Learning Center, Honolulu Community College, University of Hawaiʻi, Native Hawaiian Education Council, the Nature Conservancy, New Zealand Micrographic Services Ltd, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Mr. & Mrs. Michael O'Neill, Pacific American Foundation, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Partners In Development Foundation, Pauahi Publications, Pili Press, the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Queen Liliʻuokalani Children's Center, Reverend Joel Hulu Mahoe Resource Center, Kekeha Solis, Stacey Leong Design, the State Council of Hawaiian Congregational Churches, the State Department of Education, the Strong Foundation, UH President Evan Dobelle's Initiative for Achieving Native Hawaiian Academic Excellence, University of Hawaiʻi Press, UH Press Journals Department, Waihona ʻĀina Corporation, and Laiana Wong.
Special acknowledgment is given to those institutions that have preserved the Legacy archival materials and shared them with the world and helped this electronic library, including Archives of Hawaiʻi, Bishop Museum Library and Archives, Hawaiian Collection (University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo), Hawaiian Collection (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa), Hawaiian Historical Society Library, Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library, and the Kamehameha Schools Archives.
Ulukau has been made possible by Greenstone, the digital-library technology developed by the University of Waikato in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Technology assistance has been provided by DL Consulting Limited.
The Hoʻoilina journal within this library is also available in the Project MUSE database of full-text, electronic journals in the humanities and social sciences. For more details on Project MUSE, including information on how to subscribe, visit here.
Some of the materials on Ulukau may have been developed using Federal Department of Education funds. The contents of those materials do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
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