He Aupuni Palapala is a collaboration between Bishop Museum & Awaiaulu with staff support from Kamehameha Schools and funding from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The aim of the project is to digitize new high-quality scans of the best quality newspaper pages in existence from collections in Hawaiʻi.
This requires collaborative partnerships with the Hawaiʻi State Archives, University of Hawaiʻi Hamilton Library, Hawaiian Historical Society and Hawaiʻi Mission Childrens Society and Library to build a comprehensive plan for digitizing the images.
With forty years of technological advances made and the unbinding of nūpepa, the project will create an entirely new image repository leading to a greater understanding of Hawaiʻi. The goal of this multi-year project is to digitize all Hawaiian language newspapers (in all repositories and personal collections) for free online access.