DNZ Blog


Moving Make it Digital

By fiona.

Make it Digital is DigitalNZ’s one-stop shop for questions about creating digital content. From next week Make It Digital will move home to the DigitalNZ website. Don’t worry though, we’ll have redirects set up so you will still be able to link through to your favourite Make It Digital Guides sitting in DigitalNZ.

We’ll be continuing the Ask a Question service. This is where you can seek advice about any aspect of digital content creation and we find an answer (or find someone who can...

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DigitalNZ Sets are here

By Jane.

DigitalNZ has a nifty new collecting function. You can now group your favourite things from over 25 million items, and more than120 content partners, together into one useful place. 

One of the exciting things about the digital age is traversing a sea of online content, selecting your choice cuts, and then expressing your personal taste to others. Now you can use your curatorial instincts on DigitalNZ and share your own selections of historically significant New Zealand content...

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Best format for keeping email ephemera?

By natlib.
In my job i need to save copies of invitations sent via email as they constitute 'ephemera'. The invitations are not attachments but actually in the body of the email itself. I'm really hoping to get some advice as to what format i should save them in. Is it best to simply save them as HTML or to convert them to something like PDF? Even a short term solution would be most helpful as they are starting to mount up! Many thanks.

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Copyright

By natlib.
Hi - If you have permission of the publisher to digitise copies of a magazine do you also need permission of the individual authors of each article ? If a the magazine is 50 years old it could be hard to track authors down, are there alternatives to getting their (or their decendants) express permission since they would seem the be incredibly hard to find. Thanks

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Mashup Bay of Plenty’s 2012 success

By Jane.

3484 Mashup ImageDuring the last weekend of March, Bruce Fraser and the good people at Bay of Plenty Regional Council joined partners and sponsors to hold their second successful data Mashup competition for secondary school students. 

Mashup 2012 was a chance for local students to rise to the challenge and build new tools for real world scenarios, and all in just one weekend. Twelve teams of up to five pupils gathered at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Bongard Centre to create their entries. They were...

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In the spotlight: State Library of Victoria

By fiona.

DigitalNZ is all about making New Zealand digital content easier to find, share and use. That content doesn't have to be *in* New Zealand though. In fact we're really keen to talk to any international organisations that have collections of New Zealand related content. We use the Powerhouse Museum and Museums Victoria excellent APIs to harvest their New Zealand related metadata. National Library of Australia is also a content partner and we also added the Victoria and Albert Museum's small but...

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UC CEISMIC launches DigitalNZ powered search

By Jane.

The UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive launched its new search service this week. CEISMIC is working to avoid fragmentation of records and stories about the earthquakes from different people, and now behold their great new federated search function. It's powered by DigitalNZ, and pulls in amazing material from across various partners in more useful and meaningful ways. 

The website helps partners share with each other, and you, for a better research and memory gathering...

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Geotagging

By natlib.
Could you tell me whether there is a preferred option with geotagging photographs eg general area of photograph, where the photographer was standing when the photo was taken, or main focus of photograph ie central building or object? I understand that some cameras note where the photographer was standing when the photograph was taken but that's not helpful if the photograph was using a zoom lens. Also, do you have any recommendations for the best ways to add a geotag after the fact (if you...

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