Content scope and priorities

DigitalNZ makes New Zealand digital content easier to find, share, and use, and we are adding more content all the time.

Content scope

In general, we will consider adding content to DigitalNZ if it is:

  • about New Zealand, New Zealanders, or New Zealand subjects, issues, or communities;
  • or was created in New Zealand or made by a New Zealander or a New Zealand community;
  • and has metadata (machine readable content descriptions) that point to a freely accessible digital object that is not behind authentication or passwords.

This includes internationally held content that follows these guidelines.

Right now, DigitalNZ doesn't include indexes or finding aids for physical, real-world stuff. Free to access digital images, sound files, videos, e-books, data, 3D design, and authored text (like web pages and documents) are the kind of things we're looking for. We support a wide variety of formats.

Content priorities

In 2018/19 we will be proactively approaching and prioritising new content partners in the following areas:

  • Content created by and relating to Māori communities and in te reo Māori
  • Content about Pacific Island communities and in Pacific languages
  • Content which supports teachers and learners in New Zealand schools
  • Openly licensed content—to enable the reuse of New Zealand’s digital content
  • Content with metadata that is available for commercial use

Alongside our content priorities, if your content has more than 1000 individual digital records; high quality images; or metadata that we can automatically update, for example, auto-updating XML sitemaps, RSS, or OAI-PMH compliant feeds, this will bump it up on our “to do” list.