75,000 of the newspaper pages have been converted to digital images. 15,000 of which have been made into searchable typescript, but 60,000 pages remain unsearchable. For a decade we have used OCR and paid operators to make quality searchable text, educating every person connected with the process. The 15,000 pages showed the world the importance of this resource, but funding has continually dwindled. We face closure of the project or export of the work to Asia. Instead, we are enlisting an army of volunteers to type those pages word-for-word and make them all searchable. We plan to liberate knowledge from the archival dust because knowledge liberates everyone.
Ike Kuokoa launches on November 28, 2011 (La Kuokoa since 1843) and will finish 60,000 pages on/before July 31, 2012 (La Hoihoi Ea). Up and web-searchable by La Kuokoa 2012.
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