Category Archives: new zealand

Currently reading – blog roundup

Shelf Check: the Social Physical Library: what can the physical library offer users, when they are increasingly getting content from the digital branch? Mashable: How to Promote Yourself on LinkedIn: some really good advice here. Now that I’ve caught up … Continue reading

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New Zealand: transfer of National Library to Department of Internal Affairs

The draft legislation enabling the abolition of the National Library as an independent entity has been published. The National Library (and Archives NZ) will be amalgamated into the Department of Internal Affairs. See the State Sector Management Bill (PDF, 52 … Continue reading

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LibWorld: Library blogs worldwide

LibWorld is a recent publication that’s worth a look for anyone interested in library blogging worldwide. It’s a collection of 30 articles, originally posted on Each article discusses the library and information blogosphere in a different country; from the … Continue reading

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Friday roundup

The National Library of NZ has launched Publications NZ, an online union catalogue of NZ material held in NZ libraries. It’s got a reasonably attractive interface and (yes!) allows users to create RSS feeds of searches. On the negative side, … Continue reading

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New from New Zealand

The Digital Futures summit is underway in Auckland, with some very impressive names presenting (including Tim Berners-Lee and Chris Andersen, though both only by video). Watch online here, read the programme here (PDF) and read Russell Brown’s commentary here (thanks … Continue reading

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New Zealand Digital Content Strategy

Has been published; see New Zealand Digital Content Strategy.

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From the people who brought you Koha…

Last year at the National Digital Forum, Horowhenua Library Trust demonstrated a new product called Kete. It’s since gone live on their website. Kete is “a community built digital library” that enables people to upload and share their stories, memories … Continue reading

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