Te Whakakaokao is the Ngā Upoko Tukutuku Reo Māori Working Group, responsible for updating and maintaining the list of Māori Subject Headings.
Kaupapa / Foundation of Māori Subject Headings
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku is a thesaurus of searchable subject headings in te reo Māori that is designed to improve access to taonga in libraries and archival repositories. Originally developed to help cataloguers and descriptive archivists describe Māori materials, Ngā Upoko Tukutuku has been especially created to link students, researchers and communities to taonga using Māori concepts familiar to them.
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku employs a Mātauranga Māori framework and contains commonly used words and phrases in te reo that are widely understood across Aotearoa. Its name derives from the activity of weaving a tukutuku panel and serves as a metaphor to describe how the words are woven into the structure of the thesaurus, how Te Whakakaokao weaves together different strands of knowledge, and how the thesaurus guides people to appropriate terms.
The role of Te Whakakaokao is to develop new headings for the thesaurus and resolve issues with existing headings. Te Whakakaokao takes its direction from the Māori Subject Headings Governance Group, a group made up of a collective representing LIANZA, Te Rōpū Whakahau and the National Library of New Zealand. Additionally, Te Whakakaokao will occasionally provide intellectual support to the Kaipūkōrero Ngā Upoko Tukutuku/Māori Subject Headings Researcher. The Kaipūkōrero Ngā Upoko Tukutuku/Māori Subject Headings Researcher is a contract role, to which, funds permitting, a person is hired by LIANZA on behalf of the Governance Group.
As of July 2015 the Governance Group members are:
- Ann Reweti (Te Rōpū Whakahau)
- Anahera Morehu (LIANZA)
- Alison Elliott (National Library)
The number of members of the Group is not fixed, but is expected to be between six and eight.
Te Whakakaokao shall consist of:
- a minimum of four reo Māori contributors appointed by the Māori Subject Headings Governance Group
- up to three cataloguing and/or indexing staff from the National Library of New Zealand, with one of the three being the Group's Facilitator
- the Kaipūkōrero Ngā Upoko Tukutuku/Māori Subject Headings Researcher
There is no specified membership term; this is at the discretion of individual members and their employers.
Participants must have the approval of their employers; this will be negotiated between the employer and the Māori Subject Headings Governance Group.
Ko Te Whakakaokao te Rōpū Mahi Upoko Tukutuku Reo Māori, e whai kawenga ana mō te whakahou me te mahi i te rārangi o Ngā Upoko Tukutuku.
Tūāpapa o Ngā Upoko Tukutuku
Ko Ngā Upoko Tukutuku he punakupu o ngā upoko tukutuku i roto i te reo Māori i waihangatia ki te whakapai ake i te urunga ki te taonga i roto i ngā whare pukapuka me ngā putunga pūranga. I te tuatahi i waihangatia ki te āwhina i ngā kaiwhakarārangi me ngā kaitiaki pūranga ki te whakamārama i ngā rauemi Māori, ā, i āta waihangatia Ngā Upoko Tukutuku ki te tūhono i ngā ākonga, kairangahau me ngā hapori ki ngā taonga mā te whakamahi i ngā ariā Māori e mōhio ana rātau.
E whakamahia ana e Ngā Upoko Tukutuku tētahi poutārawaho Mātauranga Māori me te whai kupu me ngā kīanga e whakamahia noatia ana i roto i te reo puta noa i Aotearoa. I ahu mai tōna ingoa i te mahi tukutuku, ā, he kupu whakarite hei whakamārama i te āhua o te raranga o ngā kupu ki te hanganga o te punakupu, i te āhua e raranga ana a Te Whakakaokao i ngā aho mātauranga rerekē, me te āhua o te ārahi a te punakupu i ngā tāngata ki ngā kupu tōtika.
Ko te mahi a Te Whakakaokao he waihanga i ngā upoko hou mō te punakupu me te whakarite i ngā raruraru me ngā opoko onāianei. Ka aro a Te Whakakaokao ki ngā tohutohu a Te Rōpū Tumuaki Ngā Upoko Tukutuku, he rōpū tēnei i whakahiatotia mai i a LIANZA, Te Rōpū Whakahau me Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. I tua atu anō, ka whakarato tautoko pūkenga a Te Whakakaokao i ētahi wā ki te Kaipūkōrero Ngā Upoko Tukutuku. He tūranga kirimana te Kaipūkōrero Ngā Upoko Tukutuku, e whiwhi tūranga ana, ina taea he pūtea, mai i LIANZA, i raro i te maru o te Rōpū Tumuaki.
Mai i te Hōngongoi 2015 ko ngā mema o te Rōpū Tumuaki:
- Ann Rewiti (Te Rōpū Whakahau)
- Anahera Morehu (LIANZA)
- Alison Elliott (Te Puna Mātauranga)
Ehara i te mea ka noho whāiti te maha o ngā mema o te Rōpū, engari ko te tūmanako mai i te ono ki te waru.
Ki roto i Te Whakakaokao me whai:
- kia kaua e iti ake i te whā ngā kaihāpai reo Māori ka tohua e Rōpū Tumuaki Upoko Tukutuku
- atu ki te toru ngā kaimahi whakarārangi, taupū hoki/rānei mai i Te Puna Mātauranga, me tētahi o ngā tokotoru nei hei Kaitakawaenga mō te Rōpū
- te Kaipūkōrero ngā Upoko Tukutuku
Kāore he wā whāiti mō te mematanga; kei ngā mema ake mō tēnei me ō rātau kaituku mahi.
Me whiwhi whakaaetanga ngā kaiwhakauru nei mai i ō rātau kaituku mahi; ka whakariteritehia tēnei i waenga i te kaituku mahi me Te Rōpū Tumuaki Upoko Tukutuku.