Projects and Events
Matapihi - at www.matapihi.org.nz - is the first National Digital Forum collaborative project.
Matapihi is a window onto the heritage collections of New Zealand's archives, galleries, libraries and museums. It provides a single point of access for over 100,000 selected films, images, sounds and objects. It is similar in concept to Picture Australia and Images Canada.
Read more about this metadata gateway to New Zealand cultural resources on the Matapihi website.
2007 National Digital Forum
Digital Realities - Communities, convergence and sustainability
The National Digital Forum 2007 conference was held at Wellington Town Hall on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November 2007. Output from the proceedings are now accessible.
Digital realities: communities, convergence and sustainability was the theme for NDF 2007. The conference looked at what we have been doing, who we are doing it for, and how to ensure that what we do today will be accessible and relevant tomorrow.
Communities were the focus, from educators and learners to our Pacific neighbours...what end-user communities are out there, how are they using digital cultural heritage content, and is it meeting their needs?
Speakers also provided insight into the range of new digital products, services and opportunities that arise when the worlds of entertainment, computing and communications combine; and considered the sustainability of our digital content.
Participating with Communities: Digital opportunities, collaborations and celebrations
The 2006 National Digital Forum conference focused on creating digital content with an eye to the future. What will be expected of museums, archives, and libraries to reach end-user communities in the future, and what do we need to do today to get there?
Collated feedback from the 2006 NDF conference questionaire is available for download in PDF format.
The National Digital Forum 2005 was held at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November 2005. Output from the proceedings are available for download.
The National Digital Forum 2004 was held at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 November 2004. The programme contained an update of progress over the last 12 months, presentations and demonstrations of new initiatives.
You can also access the following presentations:
Keynote presentation: Investing in Knowledge (Museums, Libraries and Archives
in the 21st Century)
The National Digital Strategy
The Library and Information Advisory Commission
Contributing to Matapihi - getting started, how much it costs and why to do it
National Digital Forum Overview Since 2003
Terms of Reference for the NDF Steering Committee
Digital Copyright Review
Dublin Core goes Māori
Māori Subject Headings Update (iwi, hapū and tipuna thesaurus)
He Huarahi ki e-Mātauranga Pathways to Digital Māori Knowledge: Working with
Ngati Kahungunu A Case Study
Australian Museums and Galleries Online (AMOL)
Music New Zealand
www.nram.govt.nz - Getting it together
E-Learning Overview, Vision and Strategy
E-Learning: Enabling the 21st Century Learner
E-learning in the Tertiary Sector
Te Niho Taniwha - A cross cultural collaborative framework for increasing e-Learning capacity
E-Learning - The TEC e-CDF Landscape
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.