The Advisory Board will guide the strategic direction of DigitalNZ, and provide specialist advice to support service delivery. It will:
The Advisory Board will assist DigitalNZ in achieving its mission to:
Progressively enable New Zealanders to connect with, access, create and use content that reflects their rich histories, stories, cultures, knowledge and environments. This will be demonstrated through:
The broad scope of the work programme will allow DigitalNZ to innovate and follow those opportunities that help achieve its mission. Through the quarterly planning process, the Advisory Board will have the opportunity to narrow the focus on particular areas of strategic priority.
The Advisory Board will:
The Advisory Board has neither legal responsibility nor decision making power for DigitalNZ.
When a conflict of interest exists for a board member, that member must declare the nature of the conflict or the potential conflict. The Chair will use discretion to determine how the conflict should be managed. Where appropriate the conflict will be recorded on the Conflict of Interest Register.
4.1. Advisory Board
The board is made up of individual members on the basis of the expertise and relationships they can contribute to the DigitalNZ mission. With the exception of the chair, members are not selected as representatives of their organisations. The chair will be the National Librarian.
The current board members are:
Bill Macnaught (National Library of New Zealand)
Keitha Booth (Government Data and Information Re-use Programme)
Brian Flaherty (University of Auckland)
Mark Horgan (Department of Internal Affairs)
Adrian Kingston (Te Papa Tongarewa)
Glen Barnes (My Tours and Company Box)
The Group will meet at least four times a year, and will convene extra meetings as required. No deputies will be accepted at meetings.
4.2. DigitalNZ Team
The DigitalNZ team comprises dedicated National Library staff who are assigned to work on the site.
The Advisory Board would normally interact with the team through the Head of DigitalNZ, however team members may attend occasional board meetings depending on need.
These terms of reference will be reviewed at least every 12 months.
- Clause 3.2 was added to this document 23 January 2015
- Clause 3.3 was added to this document in December 2016