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
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
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
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. 1963, Nelson N.Z. : Logan:30 (Apr 27)
The first run of the... Read more
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
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
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
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
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 ...Comments
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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
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.
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
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 JudyComments
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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
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
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
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
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. IanComments
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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
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
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
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.