STAND. COM. REP. NO.3375
RE: S.C.R. No. 120
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 120 entitled:
"SENATE 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 measure is to request 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.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library Preservation Department, Juniroa Productions Inc., two board members of the Legacy Foundation of the Pacific, an individual representing the Hawaiian Political Action Committee, and Hui Kakoo.
Your Committee finds that media preservation contributes to knowledge-rich economic diversification and leverages money already invested by the State in the media, museum, and archival industries. By preserving Hawaii’s legacy in film, video, and audio, the State of Hawaii makes important statements that Hawaii is a precious place, that an informed and active citizenry is vital to democracy, and that one of the most accessible and appealing means of facilitating historical knowledge is through archival media. In many cases media is the only material representation of Hawaii’s legacy and this fact will only become progressively more true in the future.
Your Committee further finds that, with our bombardment by mass media from outside of Hawaii, it is difficult for us to maintain our local values and perspectives without an adequate supply of local content media.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 120 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair