DigitalNZ brings together over 30 million digital items from over 200 different organisations all around Aotearoa. We aggregate New Zealand-related material so that it can be easily searched on one wesbsite. Our content partners include libraries, museums, galleries, government departments, media organisations, community groups, and many others.
On DigitalNZ you'll find videos, newspapers, maps, photographs, audio recordings, artworks, news reports, and many other kinds of digital content.
Check out this short video to see how easy and intuitive DigitalNZ is to use.
In April 2019, Fiona Fieldsend, Manager DigitalNZ, gave an interview to RNZ all about DigitalNZ. Have a listen here to find out more about our work.
It’s easy to explore DigitalNZ using the intuitive search and filters. It’s also easy to save things in DigitalNZ. We call the saving function a ‘Story’.
Stories allow you to group information, add titles and text, and organise your items as you like. You can create as many Stories as you want, about any subject, in a way that works for you.
It's easy to share your Stories with friends, family and classmates. Learn more about creating Stories.
DigitalNZ began in 2008 with a purpose: to bring the wealth of Aotearoa's digital content into one easily searchable place. Learn more about our history here.
We aim to be the simplest public website through which people can access reliable New Zealand material, some of which is trickier to find in other search engines.
DigitalNZ's API (application programming interface) is an integral part of our work to share NZ content freely. The API acts as a key to content on DigitalNZ; it's a way developers can simply plug in and extract information from our site for their own use.
How it works is that DigitalNZ gathers metadata from 200+ institutions from around Aotearoa, including community groups, the cultural sector, government departments, and many others. This metadata describes all sorts of digital material, such as videos, images, maps, and data. We then structure this metadata and make it available via our API, which is free to use and loved by programmers all over the world.Much of New Zealand's rich content is hidden or buried. We're working on new ways to create, describe, license, store, surface & share NZ digital content
In addition to our API, we add metadata to our collections through our own, purpose-built tool, Supplejack. Supplejack gathers and arranges metadata simply from the collections we share on DigitalNZ.
We're a digital service, and we've collaborated with, and run many initiatives over the years to support wider awareness and use of digital collections. We support: