We love seeing the images and text that people contribute to DigitalNZ. We believe these contribute to the depth of the website and enrich those taonga held in institutional collections.
We appreciate that people make mistakes and copyright is confusing. Therefore, when possible, we will kōrero with the uploader of the material and seek out a solution. This may simply be changing an image’s licence or attributing some text correctly.
It is important that the mana of taonga Māori is protected. While historic images and text may no longer attract copyright or any other form of legal protection, it may not follow tikanga Māori to upload them to DigitalNZ. If, either through our own monitoring or via a notification from an external user, an image or text is flagged as inappropriate, we will consult with a range of stakeholders, which may include the National Library’s Komiti Māori, and the Library's Director of Digital Experience will decide on a course of action.
We welcome any feedback on our moderation process. Get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org.