This post outlines the 4 small steps to get onboard and make content easily available through DigitalNZ for Mix and Mash.
Step 1) Read the Make It Digital
We have just published a guide which explains how to enable remix*. We strongly encourage you to read the guide and then come back to this post for the next 3 steps.
Step 2) Understand the competition and what it lets people do with your content:
Mix and Mash will have categories for a range of content types and formats. Entrants need to locate content that is appropriately licensed for remixing.
DigitalNZ is currently improving http://search.digitalnz.org so everyone can much more easily find items by licence/rights status. This will be live in the next week.
If an entrant finds an item in http://search.digitalnz.org that is appropriately licensed then they will be able to click on it and go straight to the item's page on your website.
They will then copy/download the item directly from your site and use it for the competition.
We have built in help text that asks people to read and follow the licence/rights statements for individual items before they use them.
Step 3) Tell us about the content you want to make available for use:
All you need to do is send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email telling me:
1) details of the items or collection, including information about whether they are already discoverable in DigitalNZ or not. Include URLs from your website if possible.
2) the license/usage statement** that you would like to apply. Include the URL to that statement if possible.
(Do still get in contact if you have content that you'd like to make available but can't host online. We may be able to give it a home at http://kete.digitalnz.org/ or another of our hosting options.)
Step 4) Wait a wee bit. We'll get back to you with next steps so you can get involved in this exciting iniative.
We will try to keep this as simple as possible for you!
Mix and Mash will be the biggest push ever to get people using our NZ digital content and data. It will not only create a bucket-load of new content but also give huge exposure to the wealth of NZ content DigitalNZ partners are already making available.
We're really excited about working with you on this.
If you have any specific questions you can always email us, anytime, at email@example.com
DigitalNZ Content Manager
*Remix: A new version of a song, book, picture, video (you name it) made by adding to, or otherwise changing, the original version (licence permitting of course!)