STAND. COM. REP. NO.1026-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 154
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 154 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA HAMILTON LIBRARY PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT, IN COOPERATION WITH THE LEGACY FOUNDATION OF THE PACIFIC AND OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES, TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII MEDIA PRESERVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ARCHIVING APPLICATIONS PILOT PROJECT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to establish a Hawaii media preservation and technology archiving application pilot project.
The University of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of this concurrent resolution.
Your Committee finds that a vital part of the unique legacy of the State is in crisis. Hawaii's humid, tropical climate threatens historical media collections belonging to major institutions, and these archival resources must be preserved before further deterioration occurs.
Your Committee finds that if Hawaii aspires to be a center for digital media production and development, existing resources must be preserved. There is immediate need to address this issue through a Hawaii media preservation and technology archiving application pilot project.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 154 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair