Category Archives: ʻUluʻulu in the News

Hana Hou Article about ʻUluʻulu







ʻUluʻulu is featured in the August/September 2012 issue of Hana Hou! Magazine.
Read Matthew DeKneffʻs article “Saving Celluloid” to learn about our origins, our digital preservation lab and plans for our new facility at UH West Oʻahu Library!


Star Advertiser Article

ʻUluʻulu is the subject of an article in this past Sunday’s Star Advertiser. Mike Gordon writes:

From old television footage to home movies, the moving images of Hawaii’s history are in peril… But a new local archive, funded with nearly $1 million in federal money, hopes to preserve the various media in a digital collection that can be viewed online.

You can read the rest of the article here: Archive strives to preserve the fading images of Hawaii. (login required)

Hawaii News Now Story about ʻUluʻulu

Reporter Oscar Valenzuela wrote and edited a news story about ʻUluʻulu which aired Thanksgiving night on Hawaii News Now.

In his story, Oscar describes our goal to preserve Hawaiʻi’s moving image history and uses footage from our collections and partners including from the Lyman Museum and KGMB News to illustrate our activities.

You can read Oscar’s full report and see the video here.

HKG Archives featured in New Campus Notes

Image from UH West Oahu's New Campus Notes (July 2011)

The HKG Archives is the focus of the latest issue of UH West Oahu’s “New Campus Notes” the monthly newsletter for new campus updates. We’re very excited about our move to the new campus next year and are thrilled that our moving image collections will soon be housed at the UHWO Library.

Chancellor Gene Awakuni says, “The HKG Archives is the only organization of its kind in Hawai‘i and is one of the reasons why UH West O‘ahu should become a globally recognized resource for culture and education.”

You can download the entire article here PDF.


Front Porch Digital highlights the HKG Archives

The HKG Archives was the focus of a recent press release that highlights our current work digitizing hundreds of hours of analog videotapes. From Front Porch Digital:

A new audiovisual archive of historic film and video footage in Hawaii that has been out of sight for decades will soon be made available to the public. The new Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni (HKG) Archives began deploying the SAMMA® solution in January as part of a project that eventually will migrate tens of thousands of hours of video and film content to safe, managed digital storage for long-term preservation and easy access. Until recently, the irreplaceable media had been effectively inaccessible and subject to deterioration in tape cases on shelves.

The HKG Archives is the first institution in Hawaii to use the SAMMA Solo as a major part of our preservation and digitization efforts to save and make accessible as much of Hawaii’s moving image history as possible.

Update: You can also read this press release through UH West Oahu’s West Press. The HKG Archives is scheduled to move into the Library at the new UHWO campus in Kapolei in Fall 2012.

HKG Archive on Bytemarks Cafe

Hosted by Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa, Bytemarks Cafe, a weekly Hawaii Public Radio program invited Heather Giugni, Chris Lee, and David Rowntree on to their show to talk about the progress of the HKG Digital Archive Project. The radio show coincided with the beginning of the Pilot project which is developing an online resource to showcase preserved and digitized Hawaiian audio and visual materials.

To listen to show see the Bytemarks Cafe Archive, Episode 70.

The HKG Digital Archive Project is supported by a Congressionally-directed grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

David Rowntree, Chris Lee, Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa in the Studio.