DigitalNZ, Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ and the National Library of NZ have proudly announced the winners and selections for the May Showcase of Mix & Mash 2013.
10 amazing works from Kiwis of all ages were hand picked by judges JolisaGracewood, Mark Osborne and Dan Mills toreceiveprizes and go in for Supreme Awards. The collection of tales were singled out for conveying greatstory-lines about the past by remixing or... Read more
For the Music Month of May we called for Setsthat interpret Kiwi songs. And boy did you deliver!A thing well made"
Thanks to musical setmaker Richard Robertson, who sent us this stylish representation of theMuttonbirds' haunting tune.
We also... Read more
May in Aotearoa means NZ Music Month! Share some homegrown musical love with us by creating your next set to a tune.
Simply represent any Kiwi song in a DigitalNZ set, and tell us the name of the song in the title or description. Tweet, Facebook or email the link to us by 6pm Friday 17th May and be in to win a$50 iTunes voucher.
Our friendly music specialists at theNational Libraryof New Zealand are all geared up to pick the winner on 22nd May.... Read more
Today 50 NewZealandeducators have flocked to the new National Library building in Wellington for Digital Discovery Day. The National Library Services to Schools team are hosting ourvisitorsfor workshops, discussion and presentations on 21st centuryliteracyand the use of digital resources in the classroom.
The V.C. Browne and Son collection is one of the largest New Zealand historical aerial photograph collections available online. Currently there are almost 30,000 photographs that are available through DigitalNZ, and more than 4,000records are free for reuse as there isno known copyright restrictions.
In 2009, Roger Barclay, the grand son-in-law of V.C. Browne contacted us with this unique photograph collection. We were thrilled with such... Read more
Manawatu Memory Online contains more than 4,500 digitized records from the Palmerston North City Library and the Ian Matheson City Archives collections. Over 2,000 records have no known copyrightrestrictionsand are available for reuse. This collection is constantly growing as resources are digitized and made available online. Thanks to the hard work from the team behind the Manawatu Memory Online, there is a wide range of material for... Read more
After thedevastatingChristchurch Earthquake in 2011, the University of Canterbury and its consortium partners set up the UC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive to preserve photos, videos, documents and audio files relating to thedisasterand the subsequent rebuild of the city.
Archives New Zealand gather, store protect and provide access to over 4 million records of the New Zealand’s public archives. They hold almost 200 years of New Zealand history in all accessible forms, including documents, maps, films, photographs and more.
DigitalNZ is a proud organiser of this year's Mix & Mash: The New Storytelling. We're joining our friends at Creative Commons Aotearoa and the National Library to bring you a three-part program of remix and mashup greatness. The first submission window is officially open!
You have until 10 May 2013 to submit a compelling story for prizes and publicity. It must must remix or mashup New Zealand open content or data and tell us... Read more
Searching on DigitalNZ just got a whole lot better. Now when weshow you image results they are tiled down the page in a continuouslyloadingstream.
Tiling items together helps eyes focus on the visual aspect of therecords, rather than just the title or descriptive information. Wehope that the useful and beautiful items you're looking for jump outeasily now. It's avisuallyexquisiteway of exploring the collections from... Read more
The Papers Past website contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand. DigitalNZ harvests and points to items from these publications, which means more than 24 million pieces of content from Papers Past on our API.
We have found many Newspapers items... Read more
Happy 2013 and a brand new year is waiting for us to fulfill!
From our long to do list of this year, we present you the freshly harvested collections from Upper Hutt City Library. Over time, they have provided us with increasing amounts of content. Digital NZ is now proudly pointing to both the Newspaper Archive collection and Heritage Collection - adding up to over 70,000 items in total. 20,000 new items brought in... Read more
Season’s greetings! Christmas is just round the corner! The year of 2013 is also getting closer.
Our Scrum Christmas tree and presents festively display all the tasks we've completed this year. It was full year and the results are satisfying. Thank you to all our 120+ Content Partners for helping us make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. We will see you next year with more exciting DigitalNZ... Read more
In August we listed the top fifty most visited sets in celebration of having 500 of them tucked away. Now there are over 1600 public sets out there so here is the top 50 list take two...
5. Come hither
6. Te Atatu- newcomer
8. Foot Models
10. The Irish In Nz
11. Rainbow- newcomer... Read more
More than 1000 records were added to DigitalNZ last week from collections across Europe, and this is all made possible by the incredible Europeana portal. We're pretty thrilled to have them as a new content partner, not to mention their listingsof books, images, film and research about NZ from far off places.
Mix & Mash comprised of large multi-category competitions in 2010 and 2011, then 2012 was a year of supporting other organisations to run their own remix ormashup initiatives. Next year will be all about "The New Storytelling" using... Read more
Today NZ On Screenand NZ Film Commission launched their latest offering for Kiwi film, TV and music videos buffs. The new Reel Choice iPhone app brings you fresh content from NZ On Screen - the online showcase of Aotearoa screen culture. It was built by Boost New Media and isproudly powered by the DigitalNZ API.
The app is a sampler for over 2000 titles, including our own office favourite Goodnight Kiwi.
The Goodnight Kiwi ending a... Read more
Just under an hour's drive north from Wellington City is Nga Manu Nature Reserve. The 13 hectare site is the largest single remaining remanent of original coastal lowland swamp forest on the Kapiti Coast. Inhabitants are Kiwi, Tuatara, Gecko, Skinks, Wetas, Morepork, Tui, Kereru and many other scaly, furry or feathered friends. The grounds are covered with over 700 different species of... Read more
This winter, we took part in a fun digital citizenship symposium with the year 9s at Samuel Marsden Collegiate. It's all about safety, community, respect and ethics for growing upwith moderntechnology.
The umbrella of digital citizenship tends to encompass privacy, online profile awareness, safety, digital security,cyber bullying, netiquette, the law, access and media literacy. Samuel Marsden organised two days of conference style... Read more
It's been 58 days since we launched the Sets function on our site. This morning we arrived to find that more than 500 individual,publiclylisted sets have been lovingly created. (The 500th is about Sir Graham Henry)What are people making sets about?
After a rummage through online records, people like to make sets that are:Funny and quirky: Appreciatingold things in a new context. Visually pleasing, arty and creative: Pulling together beautiful... Read more