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.
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...
Season’s greetings! Christmas is just round the corner! The year of 2013 is also getting closer.
Our Scrum Christmas tree and presents festively display all the tasks we've completed this year. It was full year and the results are satisfying. Thank you to all our 120+ Content Partners for helping us make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. We will see you next year with more exciting DigitalNZ developments. Have a wonderful and safe holiday everyone!
More than 1000 records were added to DigitalNZ last week from collections across Europe, and this is all made possible by the incredible Europeana portal. We're pretty thrilled to have them as a new content partner, not to mention their listings of books, images, film and research about NZ from far off places.
Mix & Mash comprised of large multi-category competitions in 2010 and 2011, then 2012 was a year of supporting other organisations to run their own remix or mashup initiatives. Next year will be all about "The New Storytelling" using open New Zealand content. Instead of one large...
Just under an hour's drive north from Wellington City is Nga Manu Nature Reserve. The 13 hectare site is the largest single remaining remanent of original coastal lowland swamp forest on the Kapiti Coast. Inhabitants are Kiwi, Tuatara, Gecko, Skinks, Wetas, Morepork, Tui, Kereru and many other scaly, furry or feathered friends. The grounds are covered with over 700 different species of native trees and plants.
This winter, we took part in a fun digital citizenship symposium with the year 9s at Samuel Marsden Collegiate. It's all about safety, community, respect and ethics for growing up with modern technology.
The umbrella of digital citizenship tends to encompass privacy, online profile awareness, safety, digital security, cyber bullying, netiquette, the law, access and media literacy. Samuel Marsden organised two days of conference style workshops and activities, and a third...
It's been 58 days since we launched the Sets function on our site. This morning we arrived to find that more than 500 individual, publicly listed sets have been lovingly created. (The 500th is about Sir Graham Henry)
What are people making sets about?
After a rummage through online records, people like to make sets that are:
Funny and quirky: Appreciating old things in a new context.
Visually pleasing, arty and creative: Pulling together beautiful but disparate items, telling a...