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Not such good news ...

Sadly, in the midst of so much positive change we have also felt the chill of the current economic climate. With many of our clients responding to uncertain times by deferring projects and tightening budgets, the flow of work has slowed and we have had to reduce our operations accordingly. The hardest impact of this has been the loss of the position of Digitisation Manager, and we were very saddened... read more »

A sad farewell

Tania Strauss joined NZMS in October 2006 as our second Manager of the Digi team. She inherited an operation that was still finding its feet and set about putting in place many of the processes and controls that have enabled us to move from a provisional footing to delivering complex digitisation projects on time. The re-establishment and profiling of the wide format printer to professional standards was another of Tania&rsquo... read more »

Training Partnership with Te Papa

On a happier note, NZMS has been asked by Te Papa National Services Te Paerangi to present a series of workshops around the country on Digitising Museum Collections. Andy who is a seasoned presenter of digitisation workshops in NZ and in Singapore will be co-presenting with Jo and Janine. Dates and venues are being added to the National Services Website. The first workshop will be in New Plymouth on Friday 27... read more »

‘COMING HOME - TE HOKINGA MAI’ Launch, 27 Nov 08

Grand Foyer, Auckland Museum In 2008 the National Digiital Forum Board invited NDF Partners to participate in a content and discovery digital initiative with the theme of Coming Home Te Hokinga Mai in commemoration of the the 90th Anniversary of the Armistice. The response form NDF partners was fantastic with many great examples of the the richness of our collections related to the theme. Digital New Zealand, a collaborative programme led... read more »


Access and preservation of New Zealand newspapers is a national issue. This is a one day event being run by the National Library of NZ on Wednesday the 26th November, 9am to 5pm in the Waitemata Room, Auckland Central Library. There will be a number of strands to the Forum, but the key objective for the day is to have an outcome of: How we can work nationally and collaboratively... read more »


To everyone who was involved in the LIANZA Conference in Auckland 2008 a BIG THANK YOU! NZMS would like to acknowledge all the people who gave their time to organise the very successful event and make the conference run so smoothly.  We would also like to thank all the delegates who came to the NZMS stand to say hello and talk to us about their projects. We caught up with... read more »

Who has the greenest thumb?

For all of you who attended the LIANZA conference this year and picked up one of our seed cards - it is now time to get planting to be in to win! The person who has the best bloom at the end of summer will win a tub of our famous licorice allsorts to ease you into the cooler months.  Send us photos of your best flowers and we... read more »

Best Stand Award

Of course we could not forget to thank all of you who voted the NZMS stand as “Best Stand” at LIANZA. Our sparkly trophy has pride of place in our reception area and Andy is considering designs for a suitable display case at the entrance to our building!... read more »

Canon CanoScan 5600F

This year Canon kindly donated a Canon CanoScan 5600F for the NZMS prize draw.  Congratulations to the successful winner Janita Stuart from NZ Trade and Enterprise – we wish you many happy days of scanning! Commiserations to those whose names were drawn but weren’t on hand to claim the prize. A consolation tub of licorice allsorts is on its way. NZMS thanks Canon NZ for sponsoring this... read more »
Wildflowers sprouting all over New Zealand!

Wildflowers sprouting all over New Zealand!

For all those of you who picked up one of our giveaways at the stand – our wildflower cards - don’t forget to send in your photos of your best, biggest and most beautiful wildflowers blooms.  The best images will go on the NZMS website and at the end of summer we will judge who had the most stunning bloom.  The winner will receive a tub... read more »

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