We encourage potential content partners to ask us questions about contributing to DigitalNZ. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
We are interested in content that has a connection and relevance to New Zealand Aotearoa. Please review our content scope which includes the supporting principles we use to prioritise how we choose content.
View the DigitalNZ Metadata Dictionary for information about the most relevant fields used in the Digital New Zealand harvesting system. Note that this document is updated regularly.
Contributors of content to this website must ensure that they have the requisite authority to grant a licence to the National Library to harvest, copy, host and store all or part of their metadata on the National Library’s computer systems and provide access to their images through this website.
While you cannot directly access the database to remove your content, we can do this for you quickly and immediately-either at an item level or your entire contribution. Your agreement with DigitalNZ is reversible, and we can remove all your listings at your request.
Please send an email request to email@example.com. We will action your request within one business day of receiving the request.
We aim to complete the process (end-to-end) within 2-3 weeks of you getting in touch. It depends a bit on how many other partners we are working with at the time, and how our systems work together.
Yes, no problem.
We would suggest that you do it the other way round though, that is, make content available through the DigitalNZ API first and opt out if there's an issue. That's the approach other content partners take, and there is no one who is currently opting out of the API.
That depends a bit on the technical method we are using to gather information about your content and/or what services you are contributing to.
When you’re a bit further down the track, it helps us to know:
Yes, free! You just need to cover your time and effort. We don't charge for our own time.
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