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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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Launched! British Parliamentary Papers. Colonies: New Zealand

By fiona.

Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library have been blogging their experience of digitising the The British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand. They've now reached the finish line! You can read about their project progress and process in previous posts.

We have reached the finish line - we are now live! Let the celebrations commence. 

The website is looking brilliant, the metadata has all been loaded, the appendices have been compiled which...

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The final stretch: Digitising the British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand

By fiona.

Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library have been blogging their experience of digitising the The British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand. This post describes their final sprint towards the finish line! You can read about the project progress and process in previous posts onetwo and three.

It has been some time since our last update but we can report that we have been making progress.

Various key tasks have been worked on or completed including:

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Nelson Photo News Launched

By fiona.

Make it Digital Award winners - The Friends of the Nelson Library Microfilm Sub-committee have been blogging their experience of working collaboratively to digitise the Nelson Photo News. This, their last post, tells us the happy news about their launch. You can read previous posts about the digitisation project process and progress here and here.

After a long gestation Nelson Photo News on-line was finally launched to an enthusiastic crowd on 18th July 2011.

The team responsible was...

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Nearly there - digitising the British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand

By fiona.

Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library are blogging their experience of digitising the The British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand:

Work has been proceeding apace on all aspects of the project. The scanning is all done. Thanks NZ Micrographics!

Here in Hamilton at the University of Waikato Library, two teams have been beavering away.

Waikato University Library Team

The busy Waikato University Library Team (with Licorice Allsorts) responsible for digitising the British Parliamentary...

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Great progress digitising the British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand

By fiona.

Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library are blogging their experience of digitising the The British Parliamentary Papers relating to New Zealand.

We have been making steady progress with the digitisation of the British Parliamentary papers relating to New Zealand. New Zealand Micrographics were selected to scan and OCR the papers for us and this new partnership was kicked off with an audioconference to discuss the project and refine the details. Many questions were...

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Nelson Photo News Project Now in Full Swing

By fiona.

Make it Digital Award winners - The Friends of the Nelson Library Microfilm Sub-committee are blogging their experience of working collaboratively to digitise the Nelson Photo News.

Following many years of fundraising, digitisation of the Nelson Photo News by the Nelson Library Microfilm Subcommittee is now in full swing.

Once we had secured sufficient funding, the first step was to put together a full set of magazines and Nelson Public Library were very helpful in handing over their set...

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Nelson Photo News - Make it Digital Award Project Update

By fiona.

This is the first in a series of posts from our second Make it Digital Award winners - The Friends of the Nelson Library Microfilm Sub-committee The Make it Digital award winners are sharing their real life experience of getting their digitisation projects off the ground.

Nelson Photo News Issue no 30 Apr 27 1963
Nelson Photo News. 1963, Nelson N.Z. : Logan:30 (Apr 27)

The first run of the Nelson Photo News is a rare and unique
photographic record of life in Nelson in the early 1960’s and 1970’s –
a time of rapid social...

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Despatches from Down Under- the British Parliamentary Papers from and to New Zealand

By fiona.

This is the first in a series of posts from Make it Digital Award winners - University of Waikato Library .  We've invited both award winners to share their real life experience of getting their digitisation projects off the ground.

We were delighted to hear the news that we had won one of the “Make it Digital” awards. As our colleague Emma Pooley described it -we had made it as NZ Digitisation Idols!

Once we knew we had the funding though it was time to form the project...

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Announcing the Make It Digital Award recipients

By Jo E.

DigitalNZ is delighted to announce that the Make It Digital Awards will be making some excellent New Zealand content easier to find, share and use.

We put together a top notch panel of judges to take on the unenviable task of selecting the winners from the 10 really interesting entries.

The Make it Digital Judges:

Jock Phillips: Jock is the General Editor of the Te Ara - The Online Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Jock is also the author of A man’s country? and other published works in New...

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