In the spotlight: The University of Auckland Library

Here at DigitalNZ HQ, we're constantly adding new content from amazing digital collections around New Zealand (and the world!).  With over 25 million items already available through the DigitalNZ search site, we thought it'd be useful to highlight various content partners and their awesome contributions!  

This week's content contributor close-up: The University of Auckland Library.  

Over the past month or so, we have greatly increased the amount of content from the University of Auckland Library.  DigitalNZ now includes access to digital items from 11 of their digital collections.  The wide range of formats and content make them great additions to DigitalNZ.

The Anthropology Photographic Archive collection contains more than 30,000 images recording staff research in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands in the field of archaeology and social anthropology from 1950 to date.  


Potter at work 18. 1965-1970? Anthropology Photographic Archive, Department of Anthropology, The University of Auckland. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

The Cuthbert Collection contains photographs of the Fanning Island cable station, buildings and people, and Norfolk island scenes.

The Early NZ Books Collection includes significant books published about New Zealand in the 19th century, including John Savages 'Some account of New Zealand' from 1807 and Charles Heaphy's 'Narrative of a residence in various parts of New Zealand' from 1842.

The Early NZ Statutes Collection covers 100 consecutive years of New Zealand law-making from 1841-1940. It comprises Ordinances 1841-1854, Acts of Parliament 1854-1940, Auckland Provincial Acts 1853-1876 and Reprinted Statutes 1908.

The History of the University of Auckland Collection includes PDF texts of centennial histories of faculties and departments, and photographs of staff and buildings.  


People working on computer machines 1. 1974.  The University of Auckland Library. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

The Journal of the Polynesian Society contains a rich repository of indigenous texts and traditions contributed by Pacific peoples, as well as by missionaries and other sojourners, often published in local languages with English translations. The New Zealand Journal of History is New Zealand's premier journal for academic writing on New Zealand history and includes contributions from New Zealand's most famous historians.

ResearchSpace includes full text theses and other research outputs by students and researchers at The University of Auckland.

The Bookshelf, also known as the Digitised Texts Collection, contains online versions of a variety of books, journals and newsletters with New Zealand relevance as selected by University of Auckland Library staff. 

If you're up for the challenge, check out all the items we have available from The University of Auckland Library (currently over 50,000!).  

Other notable contributions include a series of oral histories, public lectures, seminars and interviews from the University of Auckland.