This is our last quiz for 2011. Happy Hols everyone!Loading...
At the time I thought, "Right on. That’s a really interesting idea." Then I did what most of us do on Twitter when we see something poignant. I... Read more
2nd to last Friday Fun quiz for 2011. Enjoy this week's question!Loading...
I have Sky digital with a built in freeview TV so I pick up and sky and Freeview on our main tv. We also have two TVs in other locations through the house which are connected solely to tv aerial. How do I integrate the other TVs into my existing sky satillite dish to pick up Freeview or do I get a seperate freeview box for my other TV system.
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What is classed as an audio record? Is a video and CD and tape cassette an audio record in the 21st century? OR is there a replacement for these now?
Another Friday, another quiz! It's abit trickier this week, but we're confident you'll get it right!Loading...
This is my first blogpost. Hi, I'm Dan. I'm a content analyst in the DigitalNZ team, but people around here call me "The Harvester Guy".
Most people (including me before I started here) associate the word "harvester" with those big agricultural combine harvester things.If you do a google image search for "harvester" you get a pretty awesome assortment of these machines, with all sorts of different attachments,... Read more
It's week two of our DigitalNZ Quiz! Take a second, give it go... and good luck!Loading...
I’ve recently emerged from 7 months immersed in the secondMix and Mash – the great New Zealand remix and mashup competition. Mix and Mash challenges people to build something completely new by reusing existing NZ digital content and data.This year over 100 entrants, including an entire primary school class, vied for $50,000 in cash and prizes.
DigitalNZ runs Mix and Mash because we want to:see more New... Read more
Here at DigitalNZ HQ we think you deserve to have a bit of fun on a Friday afternoon. Every Friday over the next few weeks we'll be posting a one-question quiz that can be answered by searching for clues using DigitalNZ's shiny new search service. We hope you have as much fun answering the questions as we did creating them!
Today is DigitalNZ's 3rd birthday! The years have flown by, and yet, we find it hard to remember a time when there was no DigitalNZ. On November 11th, 2008, we took our first steps as part of the 90 year commemoration of Armistice day. Anyone remember the Coming Home search service that started it all?
A lot of decisions have been made over the years that have shaped the DigitalNZ you have come to know (and hopefully love). One... Read more
DigitalNZ indexes a lot of stuff. As I type this blog post, it's midday on Friday, November 4, 2011. If I visit the DigitalNZ website and search for every item we index, I get 25,661,157 results. That's a mind-boggling number.
In preparation for a talk I'm giving at the National Digital Forum in a few weeks, I am trying to understand what exactly are the 25 million pieces of New Zealand digital content we link to.... Read more
Auckland Weekly News, 21 June 1939. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19390621-46-1. No known copyright.
Last week I was given the fantastic opportunity to show educators DigitalNZ and Mix and Mash at the annual ULearn conference in Rotorua. ULearn is the largest teaching and learning conference in New Zealand with over 1800 educators in attendance.
I have presented these topics before and... Read more
It’s a beautifully told story about the pride and delight Candy’s family felt after discovering their grand mother / great grandmother, Mary Edith Aberhart, had signed the 1893 Suffrage Petition.
Are there examples of overseas organisations doing similiar things to DigitalNZ? What are they?Comments
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Take a look at the Culture Grid in the UK. http://www.culturegrid.org.uk/--Stephen Powell •2011-10-10 00:00:00 UTC
The British Library have recently put this online: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/--Paul •2011-10-10 00:00:00 UTC
I quite like... Read more
Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library have been blogging their experience of digitising the The British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand. They've now reached the finish line! You can read about their project progress and process in previous posts.
We have reached the finish line - we are now live! Let the celebrationscommence.
The website is looking brilliant,... Read more
So you will have noticed that our website just got a refresh. Hurrah! We're planning a full post on the ins-and-outs of the redesign, and what we are trying to accomplish, a little down the track. But for now we'll just let the site speak for itself, and let you explore.
We have quite a long list of things we want to come back to and improve, but are really interested in your initial reactions. What is working well, or not... Read more
I work for a local museum in New Zealand. We many periodicals and books we would like to record onto a searchable digital database. We are looking for tips from people who have done this before - is an excel sheet a good system to record location etc? We would also like to know whether there is an easy way to digitise the actual content from periodicals etc without scanning page-by-page on a home-type scanner. Is... Read more
Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library have been blogging their experience of digitising the The British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand. This post describes their final sprint towards the finish line! You can read about the project progress and process in previous posts one, two and three.
It has been some time since our last update... Read more