You Can Help Preserve the Hawaiian Language!

Want to help preserve the Hawaiian language? If so, the organizers of the project Ike Kū‘oko‘a, which means “Liberating Knowledge,” could use your typing skills. Their goal is to transcribe 60,000 pages of digital Hawaiian language newspaper text into searchable typescript.

Hawaiian language newspapers dating back as early as 1834 serve as an invaluable repository of Hawaiian knowledge, opinion and history.   You can volunteer to help make that knowledge more accessible by visiting http://www.awaiaulu.org/main/index.php and agreeing to type a page of text. Simply fill out the registration information, confirm your email address, and then log in. After that, click yes to agree to the website agreement, and then click “Reserve a page” to download an image file of a newspaper article for you to transcribe. You have 1 week from the time you reserve a page to finish it.

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