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Best format for keeping email ephemera?

By natlib.
In my job i need to save copies of invitations sent via email as they constitute 'ephemera'. The invitations are not attachments but actually in the body of the email itself. I'm really hoping to get some advice as to what format i should save them in. Is it best to simply save them as HTML or to convert them to something like PDF? Even a short term solution would be most helpful as they are starting to mount up! Many thanks.

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Copyright

By natlib.
Hi - If you have permission of the publisher to digitise copies of a magazine do you also need permission of the individual authors of each article ? If a the magazine is 50 years old it could be hard to track authors down, are there alternatives to getting their (or their decendants) express permission since they would seem the be incredibly hard to find. Thanks

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Mashup Bay of Plenty’s 2012 success

By Jane.

3484 Mashup ImageDuring the last weekend of March, Bruce Fraser and the good people at Bay of Plenty Regional Council joined partners and sponsors to hold their second successful data Mashup competition for secondary school students. 

Mashup 2012 was a chance for local students to rise to the challenge and build new tools for real world scenarios, and all in just one weekend. Twelve teams of up to five pupils gathered at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Bongard Centre to create their entries. They were...

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In the spotlight: State Library of Victoria

By fiona.

DigitalNZ is all about making New Zealand digital content easier to find, share and use. That content doesn't have to be *in* New Zealand though. In fact we're really keen to talk to any international organisations that have collections of New Zealand related content. We use the Powerhouse Museum and Museums Victoria excellent APIs to harvest their New Zealand related metadata. National Library of Australia is also a content partner and we also added the Victoria and Albert Museum's small but...

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UC CEISMIC launches DigitalNZ powered search

By Jane.

The UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive launched its new search service this week. CEISMIC is working to avoid fragmentation of records and stories about the earthquakes from different people, and now behold their great new federated search function. It's powered by DigitalNZ, and pulls in amazing material from across various partners in more useful and meaningful ways. 

The website helps partners share with each other, and you, for a better research and memory gathering...

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Geotagging

By natlib.
Could you tell me whether there is a preferred option with geotagging photographs eg general area of photograph, where the photographer was standing when the photo was taken, or main focus of photograph ie central building or object? I understand that some cameras note where the photographer was standing when the photograph was taken but that's not helpful if the photograph was using a zoom lens. Also, do you have any recommendations for the best ways to add a geotag after the fact (if you...

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People from another time: Ever-changing faces from historical NZ portraits

By chris mcdowall.

Other Faces

This post details a small project I created over Waitangi Weekend using the DigitalNZ API . You can play with the end result here.

In late 2011, I attended the New Zealand National Digital Forum. It was a great conference full of inspirational people. I was particularly taken by Tim Sherratt's presentation on the Invisible Australians project and Mitchell Whitelaw's thoughtful discussion of generous interfaces.

These talks left me thinking about the relationships between serendipity,...

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In the spotlight: The University of Otago Library's Hocken Collections

By Chelsea.

The spotlight shines again, this time on a recently added collection of beautiful digital content from the University of Otago Library's Hocken Collections!

The Hocken Collections is a library collection of national significance.  The Collections include books, ephemera, posters, newspapers, journals, music, maps, and heaps more on the history and culture of New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica.  There is a special emphasis on the Otago and Southland regions of New Zealand....

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