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Nelson Photo News Project Now in Full Swing

Posted on 06 September 2010 by fiona

Make it Digital Award winners - The Friends of the Nelson Library Microfilm Sub-committee are blogging their experience of working collaboratively to digitise the Nelson Photo News. You can read their other posts here and here.

Following many years of fundraising, digitisation of the Nelson Photo News by the Nelson Library Microfilm Subcommittee is now in full swing.

Once we had secured sufficient funding, the... Read more

DC in describing element on photograph

Posted on 01 September 2010 by natlib

I have a question regarding describing an element on the photo. I need to create a digital collection of houseplants but there are some things that are unclear when using DC.

For example I have taken a photo of Aloe Vera plant and I need to describe the plant and not the photo. What should I write in DC type field, source field, relation and coverage fields? I am also unclear to what to write in the format field. I am... Read more

How does copyright get added to public domain images?

Posted on 16 August 2010 by natlib

Museums and galleries have plenty of photographs from the 19th C that are clearly in the public domain. I've been told that the mere act of scanning the photo enables the museum to slap their own copyright on the photo in postcards, coffee-table books, and the like. That doesn't seem like an "act of creation": how much alteration of the original image would be required before the museum could claim... Read more

Building a Website on the DigitalNZ API

Posted on 11 August 2010 by elliott

pre { color: #044; background:white; border: 0px solid black; padding: 5px; margin: 0; line-height:18px !important; font-size:12px; } td { vertical-align: top; } pre.left { border:0; color: green; background:none; font: 12px 'Trebuchet MS',Helvetica, Arial, 'Liberation Sans', FreeSans, sans-serif !important; font-style: italic !important; line-height:18px !important; text-align:right; padding-right:0; } pre a {... Read more

Nelson Photo News - Make it Digital Award Project Update

Posted on 09 August 2010 by fiona

This is the first in a series of posts from our second Make it Digital Award winners - The Friends of the Nelson Library Microfilm Sub-committee. The Make it Digital award winners are sharing their real life experience of getting their digitisation projects off the ground.You can read their other posts here and here.

Nelson Photo News Issue no 30 Apr 27 1963 Nelson Photo News. 1963, Nelson N.Z. : Logan:30 (Apr 27)

The first run of the... Read more

Buying a film & slide scanner

Posted on 02 August 2010 by natlib

Hi, I have been scanning all my pre-digital camera prints (family etc) using a flat-bed scanner, 300 dpi, to TIF files. I would now like to address the slides (especially ones I've inherited from my dad) and some of the film negatives that remain (especially where prints have deteriorated but the negatives are in good condition). I realize it's a much slower process that scanning prints. I understand that I could buy another... Read more

Despatches from Down Under- the British Parliamentary Papers from and to New Zealand

Posted on 27 July 2010 by fiona

This is the first in a series of posts from Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library . We've invited both award winners to share their real life experience of getting their digitisation projects off the ground.

We were delighted to hear the news that we had won one of the “Make it Digital” awards. As our colleague Emma Pooley described it -we had... Read more

A Century! Our 100th Content Provider

Posted on 24 June 2010 by fiona

We are delighted to announce that Kete Selwyn, part of the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa, is our 100th content provider.

Kete Selwyn aims to be a vibrant and lively online community that works together to capture the memories and stories of Selwyn District’s past and present. With over 1700 images, audio and descriptions - all Creative Commons licensed - Kete Selwyn is certainly making their community’s content... Read more

Funding sources for a digitisation project

Posted on 24 June 2010 by natlib

At the VUW Architecture and Design library we are hoping to progress a proposal to fund the digitising of the entire run of Home and Building (1937-1998), an important source of information on NZ architecture and design. The proposal has been outlined on the ideas page. The expertise is available in the NZ Electronic Text Centre which has completed a successful pilot project http://tinyurl.com/364e6g3 but we need... Read more

Lauris Edmond

Posted on 24 May 2010 by natlib

The poem by Lauris Edmond containing the lines: A mother's love is bred into the bone, a daughter wants to make her life her own ...


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Hi there - Are you looking for this poem? If so, we suggest you contact your local public library (http://www.publiclibrariesofnewzealand.org.nz/about/our-member-libraries) for help. You can see Digitalnz search results for Lauris Edmond here:... Read more

Launch of Housing Research for New Zealand portal

Posted on 22 April 2010 by virginia

We’re pleased to have been part of building the new Housing Research for New Zealand online housing research register, now live at http://housingresearch.digitalnz.org.

Digital New Zealand is always excited when other organisations see a use for the solutions we’ve developed to help make New Zealand digital content easier to find, share and use.

Housing Research for New Zealand is a joint venture between a... Read more

Announcing the Make It Digital Award recipients

Posted on 21 April 2010 by jo e

DigitalNZ is delighted to announce that the Make It Digital Awards will be making some excellent New Zealand content easier to find, share and use. We put together a top notch panel of judges to take on the unenviable task of selecting the winners from the 10 really interesting entries.

The Make it Digital Judges:

Jock Phillips: Jock is the General Editor of the Te Ara - The Online Encyclopedia of New Zealand.... Read more

Here and Now ISSN 1173 7360

Posted on 02 April 2010 by natlib

I would like to find out about the copyright situation with Here and Now ISSN 1173 7360 . Published from 1949-1957. Any help would be most welcome. Cheers Judy


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Hi Judy, We've done a bit of digging and here's what we've come up with. Note that we're not lawyers though, so please don't read this as a formal legal opinion! I'm afraid the news isn't great if you are after a quick win... Read more

Help to map DigitalNZ content – new tool!

Posted on 16 March 2010 by virginia

Please help us to make content from Digital New Zealand partners more discoverable... Find an item. Check for a location. Put it on the map!

Suggest or view more details

Search Digital New Zealand and you’ll now see a “Suggest or view more details” link as well as the existing links through to the item. Use this link to see locations already provided and to start adding locations for items that haven’t been placed on... Read more

"Unknown author" died less than 50 years ago

Posted on 17 February 2010 by natlib

Hi there, Been using the copyright flowchart to help figure out if I can use a photograph in a publication or not. The photo was taken in ca 1952. I know when the subject died (1979), but don't know when the photographer died. I would assume the photographer to be of similar age, but s/he could have been older than the subject. If a photograph is unpublished; the photographer is unknown; and it was taken ca 1952,... Read more

2010 DigitalNZ Roadmap

Posted on 17 February 2010 by andy

Since launching DigitalNZ at the end of 2008 we've been operating in 12-week cycles... we'd take several weeks to plan a cycle, complete a 12-week burst of activity, and then plan the next one. It's enabled us to be really responsive, but of late we've felt the need to look further ahead as well. So we're pleased to share with you our roadmap for 2010 (PDF), a four-page outline of what we hope to deliver for the year. We should point... Read more

voting process

Posted on 10 February 2010 by natlib

This voting process is biased towards larger orgainsations who can mobilise email lists etc. It is also biased towards wealthier organisations who have members and supporters that are on line. A lot of poor or small, but worthy groups thus missout. Ian


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Hi Ian, We're not sure if you're talking about the Make it Digital Award or the Voting Tool in general? If you were referring to the Make it... Read more

Suggestions for photo/film scanning & scanners

Posted on 12 January 2010 by natlib

We are an incorporated society now in our 25th year. We have a project underway to conserve and archive our photos, many of which have been taken with pocket cameras with small (110?) negatives, and many of which have been donated as prints (without negatives). We are looking at scanning these but wonder if we are best trying to scan the small negatives or just the prints? And if we are to scan the small... Read more

Digitising for longevity

Posted on 12 January 2010 by natlib

We are an incorporated society now in our 25th year. Over that time we have generated a small horde of documents both printed and digital. We have a project underway to conserve and archive our documents, photos and ephemera. We are looking at scanning our printed documents but wonder what format we should use for future-proofing?! eg are pdf or word formats likely to survive the test of time, or is there another recommended format?... Read more

$10,000 to kick-start your digitisation project!*

Posted on 01 December 2009 by jo e

Make it Digital has two awards of up to $10,000 on offer for organisations who have NZ content they want to digitise and make easier to find, share and use.

To enter, organisations need to register their Make it Digital project on makeit.digitalnz.org/voting and then encourage votes and comments from their community along with completing a supporting application to tell us why the project is important.

Find out... Read more

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