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The DigitalNZ Day

By fiona.

On the 15 October, over 40 people gathered at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington, to take part in DigitalNZ Day. This day was a forum for people to share their thoughts on the future of DigitalNZ and talk about how DigitalNZ could work more collaboratively.

In the first part of the day the DigitalNZ team presented on our progress in 2015, with a deep dive into some key pieces of our work:

- Values Research;

- People Concepts;

- and the work we've been doing with...

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Q&A with V.C. Browne

By thomasin sleigh.

DigitalNZ is turning six years old this February! As part of our birthday celebrations, we decided it was high time we had a chat with some of our amazing content partners, fans, and people using the DigitalNZ API.

We were keen to get their thoughts on DigitalNZ, how they came to work with us, and what they think will be most exciting about DigitalNZ in the future—also, it's a good excuse for warm fuzzies all round.

15118 Timaru

Image: Timaru, 1973, V. C. Browne and Son Aerial Collection: ...

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Visualising the DigitalNZ metadata ecosystem

By chris mcdowall.

This blog post details an interactive visualisation of DigitalNZ data, which you can experiment with as a Google Fusion Table. Note that by default the visualisation will only show about 150 nodes. Increase the number of nodes to the maximum value to see everything. Read on to learn more.

All the things

At the time of writing, DigitalNZ works with 140 content providers to make New Zealand digital content easier to find, share and use. This is a far cry from the handful of institutions we...

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Metadata now available for commercial use

By fiona.

In our latest extension to the DigitalNZ API, we have updated the rights of thousands of metadata* records to allow for commercial use.

A treasure trove of over 200,000 records can now be mixed, mashed and mined in anyway you like - be it for commercial, creative or educational purposes. DigitalNZ has millions of records available for reuse, but up until now this has been limited to non-commercial use only.

Five leading edge cultural organisations, Victoria University of Wellington Library New...

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Puke Ariki – Heritage ‘Taranaki Style’

By ting.

Puke Ariki is an innovative museum, library and information centre that combines learning, knowledge, resources and heritage objects for a visitor experience that is like no other. Situated in New Plymouth between Mount Taranaki and the Tasman Sea, visitors can connect with the stories of the region’s past, present and future.

It’s also home to a large digital heritage collection, and remote visitors can enjoy the objects, papers, photographs and maps linked to Taranaki’s history.

Puke Ariki...

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Manawatu Memory Online

By ting.

Manawatu Memory Online contains more than 4,500 digitized records from the Palmerston North City Library and the Ian Matheson City Archives collections. Over 2,000 records have no known copyright restrictions and are available for reuse. This collection is constantly growing as resources are digitized and made available online. Thanks to the hard work from the team behind the Manawatu Memory Online, there is a wide range of material for us to access, from historical photographs to...

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QuakeStudies is live on CEISMIC

By Jane.

After the devastating Christchurch Earthquake in 2011, the University of Canterbury and its consortium partners set up the UC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive to preserve photos, videos, documents and audio files relating to the disaster and the subsequent rebuild of the city. 

The UC CEISMIC website is a federated discovery service for all this amazing content with a search function powered by DigitalNZ. Browsing will bring up tens of thousands of results from...

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In the spotlight: Archives New Zealand

By ting.

Archives New Zealand gather, store protect and provide access to over 4 million records of the New Zealand’s public archives. They hold almost 200 years of New Zealand history in all accessible forms, including documents, maps, films, photographs and more.

The teams at Archives New Zealand work hard to make sure the public can access New Zealand historical records in more effective ways. Over 400 digitized historical films are available to view and share via Archive New Zealand’s Youtube...

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In the spotlight: Papers Past – National Library of New Zealand

By ting.

The Papers Past website contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand. DigitalNZ harvests and points to items from these publications, which means more than 24 million pieces of content from Papers Past on our API. 

We have found many Newspapers items about the upcoming Wellington Anniversary on Monday. The first Wellington Anniversary was...

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In the spotlight: Upper Hutt City Library

By ting.

Happy 2013 and a brand new year is waiting for us to fulfill!

From our long to do list of this year, we present you the freshly harvested collections from Upper Hutt City Library. Over time, they have provided us with increasing amounts of content. Digital NZ is now proudly pointing to both the Newspaper Archive collection and Heritage Collection - adding up to over 70,000 items in total. 20,000 new items brought in are available for sharing and remix under a Creative Commons Attribution...

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