Projects and Events
Matapihi is the first National Digital Forum collaborative project.
Matapihi will be a window onto the heritage collections of New Zealand's archives, galleries, libraries and museums. It will provide a single point of access for approximately 60,000 selected images, sounds and objects. It is similar in concept to PictureAustralia and Images Canada.
Read more about this metadata gateway to New Zealand cultural resources at the Matapihi project page.
The National Digital Forum 2003 was held at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 September 2003. The programme contained a mix of interactive sessions, an update of progress over the last 12 months, presentations and demonstrations of new initiatives.
You can also access the following presentations:
Bernard Smith, Head of Unit for Cultural Heritage Applications in the
European Commission’s Information Society Directorate
Steve Knight, National Library of New Zealand
Elizabeth Beale, Te Papa
Dianne Macaskill, Archives New Zealand
Māori Subject Headings Steering Committee: Jenny Barnet, Alison
Elliott & Steven Lulich
Haami Piripi, Te Taura Whiri Māori Language Commission
Maggie Shapley, National Archives of Australia
David Reeves, Auckland Art Gallery
Jennie Harre-Hindmarsh, Te Papa National Services Paerangi
The NDF was established at an event hosted by the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in May 2002. Representatives from a number of 'memory institutions' met to discuss the challenges and issues involved in creating and delivering New Zealand cultural resources in digital form.
Read more about the forum in the Summary of Proceedings or view the presentations:
'A framework for access to the nation's heritage'. Paul Miller, UKOLN.
'Creating a Digital Babylon - Findings of a Survey of Digitisation Activities in New Zealand'. Dr Dan Dorner, Victoria University of Wellington.
'Digitisation - A Trajectory of Complexity'. Steve Knight, National Library of New Zealand.
'Weaving the New Net: Maori and Digitization'. Robert Sullivan, The University of Auckland Library, Te Tumu Herenga.
'Copyright in the Digital Environment'. Andrew Matangi, Buddle Finlay.
'National Library of New Zealand - Digital Standards'. Adrienne Kebbell, National Library of New Zealand.
'Picture Australia - A Collaborative Digital Project'. Danielle Freeman, National Library of Australia.
'National Digital Forum - A Continuum of Options for Collaboration'. Dianne Macaskill, Archives New Zealand and Margaret Calder, National Library of New Zealand.