Hawaii, US and Oslo, Norway – October 28, 2022. The TIND Digital Archive has been selected by the Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings, launching the world's first digital archives of Hawaiian music history. The ability to accommodate culturally specific metadata fields, as well as supporting a wide range of media formats, are highlighted as key factors for selecting TIND DA. The Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, restoration, and celebration, of Hawaii and the Pacific region's enduring legacy in the musical arts and luthiery.
Over the coming months Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings will be synthesizing close to a decade of research to build the Kealakai Center Digital Archives and Pūmanamana Project, in effect launching the world's first publicly accessible digital archives of Hawaiian music history. This virtual library will weave together an unprecedented diversity of primary Hawaiian language source materials, organized and indexed by a team of Hawaiian language scholars, musicians, and revitalizationists.
Kilin Reece, Founder and President at the Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings, says:
"The flexibility of TIND to accommodate the range of our media formats, the culturally specific metadata fields, and its ability to customize our public interface were key factors in our decision to partner with TIND in this historic endeavor."
TIND is an official CERN spin-off providing library management systems, digital preservation- and research data management solutions based on CERN open source software. More info at www.tind.io
About Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings
The Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings was founded i 2019 by writer and musician Kilin Reece with a mission to research, restore and celebrate the pivotal and enduring role that Hawaiian and Pacific music and musicians have played in the evolution of popular music - a legacy of global influence.