Updates from DigitalNZ

June 2020 newsletter

Posted on 09 June 2020 by thomasin

Four times a year we send out a newsletter where we share any updates on www.digitalnz.org, research we're working on, staff comings and goings, new content partners, and other tidbits of interest.

The newsletter currently goes out to all our wonderful content partners, but if you're interested in our work, you're most welcome to have a read here:

June 2020 newsletter.

The June 2020 edition features:

An update on DigitalNZ during the... Read more

DigitalNZ for our new visitors

Posted on 06 May 2020 by thomasin

At home

While many people across the world are working, learning, and teaching at home, we’re hoping DigitalNZ will be a useful website to find relevant digital material—images, videos, audio, maps, and more—to support working at a distance during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Our analytics show us that we’re receiving a lot of first-time visitors at the moment, so if you’re new to DigitalNZ, this blog post is for you, to briefly explain... Read more


March 2020 newsletter

Posted on 12 March 2020 by admin

Each quarter we send out a newsletter where we share any updates on www.digitalnz.org, research projects we're working on, staff comings and goings, and other tidbits of interest.

The newsletter currently goes out to all our wonderful content partners, but if you're interested in our work, you're most welcome to have a read here:

March 2020 newsletter.

The March 2020 edition features:

Reminder about our metadata dashboard. Reminder... Read more

New te ao and te reo Māori collections

Posted on 09 January 2020 by admin

In our December Newsletterto our content partners, we announced a range of new partners and collections to DigitalNZ. In amongst these, we particularly wanted to highlight three exciting new collections full of material in te reo Māori and related to te ao Māori.

Bishop Selwyn Collection of Early Māori Documents (University of Waikato)

Written between 1842 and 1872, this collection of letters between New Zealand's... Read more


December 2019 newsletter

Posted on 18 December 2019 by admin

Each quarter we send out a newsletter where we share any updates on www.digitalnz.org, research projects we're working on, staff comings and goings, and other tidbits of interest. The newsletter currently goes out to all our content partners and we'll soon have a place where anyone who's interested can sign up.

In the meantime, you can have a read of our December 2019 newsletter here: ... Read more


September 2019 newsletter

Posted on 01 October 2019 by admin

We send out a quarterly newsletter where we share any updates on www.digitalnz.org, research projects we're working on, staff comings and goings, and other tidbits of interest. The newsletter currently goes out to all our content partners and we'll soon have a place where anyone who's interested can sign up.

In the meantime, you can have a read of our September 2019 newsletter here: ... Read more


New Collection: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum Medal Display

Posted on 28 August 2019 by dazmartin

We're delighted to welcome the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum as a content partner, with their Medal Display Collection now available via DigitalNZ.

This collection of over 180 images shows how they were worn by their recipient, arranged and mounted in the order they were received. Not only do the images tell a story of each recipient - Torpedo Bay Navy Museum's online archive provides detailed text information on each medal the... Read more


July 2019 newsletter

Posted on 16 July 2019 by thomasin

We send out a quarterly newsletter where we share any updates on www.digitalnz.org, research projects we're working on, staff comings and goings, and other tidbits of interest.

The newsletter currently goes out to all our content partners and we'll soon have a place where anyone who's interested can sign up.

In the meantime, you can have a read of our July 2019 newsletter here: http://createsend.com/t/j-A19D29036A1E75382540EF23F30FEDED... Read more


New content partners

Posted on 22 May 2019 by thomasin

It’s always exciting to add new content partners to the DigitalNZ whānau and we’ve been working with some wonderful institutions recently to make their collections discoverable on our site.

National Army Museum

The National Army Museum in Waiouru has an extensive collection of personal photo albums of NZ soldiers in World War I which they've been working to make available online. This collection uncovers the personal side of war and... Read more


March 2019 newsletter

Posted on 19 March 2019 by thomasin

We send out a quarterly newsletter where we share any updates on www.digitalnz.org, research projects we're working on, staff comings and goings, and other tidbits of interest.

The newsletter currently goes out to all our content partners and we'll soon have a place where anyone who's interested can sign up.

In the meantime, you can have a read of our March 2019 newsletter here:... Read more


Te Puni Kōkiri

Posted on 14 March 2019 by thomasin

We are delighted to welcome Te Puni Kōkiri as our newest content partner. Te Puni Kōkiri are the principal adviser on Māori-Crown relations and responsible for a range of areas, including te reo Māori, the environment and natural resources, as well as cultural and social issues.

One of DigitalNZ's key content priorities is "content created by and relating to Māori communities and in te reo Māori". So we are delighted to now be pointing toTe... Read more


A fresh new look

Posted on 28 February 2019 by thomasin

You may have recently noticed some changes on DigitalNZ. We've been working on the individual item pages on the site and have improved both the design and the way information is worded and expressed alongside each item.

We've redesigned the pages so that the item information on DigitalNZ is more succinct and clear. The biggest change you'll see is in how copyright information is expressed. DigitalNZ's goal has always been to "make New... Read more


GIFITUP 2017 is getting jiggy

Posted on 12 October 2017 by admin

Alice says: doh

Collection of Te Papa Tongarewa - No Known Copyright Restrictions: Alice in Wonderland (Part 1), Down the rabbit hole: she grew and grew until she had to lie down on the floor; Production W. Butcher & Sons; publisher; circa 1900; London, Sir John Tenniel; artist; circa 1865, Unknown; manufacturer(s); circa 1900; Germany... Read more


Newsflash: DigitalNZ reveals bold new moves

Posted on 21 August 2017 by admin

Kia ora koutou,

Today we have some fabulous news, and most likely you’re reading this having already spotted our very new look – how could you not?DigitalNZ is the same, but different. We’ve been in the process of adding features, improving our accessibility and as always making things easier for you to find. As you’ll see the site is looking fresh, bright and clean. You may be in shock, you may feel you’ve landed in... Read more


These are the people in your neighbourhood

DigitalNZ is expanding all the time, constantly adding wonderful content partners and their collections to our search. Our content partners are the lifeblood of our work, without the varied and stimulating New Zealand content we share we wouldn’t be the aggregator we are. And, in order to stay relevant, and to keep up with the new digital collections being developed constantly, we’re always on the look-out for new... Read more


DigitalNZ wins at the NZ Open Source Awards

DigitalNZ's NZ Open Source Award

Image: DigitalNZ's trophy at the NZ Open Source Awards at Te Papa.

On the 25th of October, a cluster of our DigitalNZ team, present and past, arrived at Te Papa for the Open Source Awards. We were finalists for the third time, and hopeful of a win.

The awards began their life in 2007, and are a biennial celebration of innovative open source projects that are licensed for reuse – a natural fit with DigitalNZ’s... Read more


Introducing beta.digitalnz.org

Posted on 23 September 2016 by fiona

Today beta.digitalnz.org says 'Kia ora world!' and takes a little bow. We're very pleased to introduce you to the work we've been undertaking over the last months and encourage you to have a click around and explore our new site.

Beta.Digitalnz.Org Home Page

This is the first small step in the journey that is refreshing and upgrading the digitalnz.org search site. You will see that the beta is a basic version of the current www.digitalnz.org. On ... Read more


Update on DigitalNZ’s big year of renovations

Posted on 06 September 2016 by fiona

As we mentioned back in March, we've got a whole lot going on this year. We're continuing to work hard on our renovation of the DigitalNZ site and services. As with many renovation projects a lot of hard work has been done “back of house”. We've been getting DigitalNZ’s infrastructure ready for the expanded functionality and we've been working on the wireframes - a blueprint that outlines the skeleton of the... Read more


Dunedin City Council Archives and the public domain

At DigitalNZ, we're always keen to see online collections with clear and consistent licensing, and we're especially interested in those collections that apply open licenses.

The Dunedin City Council Archivesis home to many fascinating records about Dunedin's history, some of which they have been digitising and uploading to Flickr over the last couple of years. We're lucky to work with them as one of our... Read more


Changes afoot in 2016

Posted on 29 March 2016 by fiona

It's April already. How did that happen? 2016 is a big year for us. We are making changes to www.digitalnz.org which will include exciting features, as well as the addition of existing National Library services into DigitalNZ. We're thinking of it as a bit of a house renovation!

Imageserver

Image: Malcolm and Wendy Ackerley in kitchen of their Petone home - Photograph taken by Phil Reid. Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref:... Read more


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