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Christmas Wishes from NZMS

Christmas Wishes from NZMS

We would like to wish all our clients a joyful Christmas and a relaxing New Year.  Our offices in Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington are closed from the 21st December and will reopen on January 7th. PS. frosty the snowman is the centrepiece in our entry for best decorated office.... read more »
NZMS Opens Auckland Branch

NZMS Opens Auckland Branch

NZMS is proud to announce the establishment of a permanent northern branch, based in central Auckland. With the opening of our new digitisation facility, we will be able to offer a full range of on-site and off-site digitisation and content conversion services for large format materials, bound volumes, photographs, manuscripts and other documents, as well as the capture of glass plates and lantern slides. We are also delighted to announce... read more »
RECOLLECT Upper Hutt goes live

RECOLLECT Upper Hutt goes live

Our best wishes to the awesome team at Upper Hutt City library who are officially launching the Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections on RECOLLECT on 11 October.  This is the start of an innovative and exciting new development for Upper Hutt, aimed at fostering greater community involvement in the development of their local history resources.  The development of RECOLLECT has been closely tied to the growth and re-imagining... read more »

Southern Regional Centre, Christchurch

NZMS launched a new Southern Regional digitisation centre, based in Christchurch on 9 February 2012, celebrating with friends from the Canterbury heritage sector. Since then we have been delighted by the support and encouragement we’ve received from the Canterbury community. The Centre is run by Christchurch locals, Southern Regional Manager, Jo Condon and Digitisation technician, Katie Wilson. Jo and Katie’s first job was to put the Lanovia CS-550... read more »

NZ Official Yearbooks Online

This key resource for NZ’s social and economic history has been digitised and was launched with tremendous enthusiasm by the Minister of Statistics, Hon Maurice Williamson on Wednesday 21 March.  Described by the Minister as “a big leap into the digital age” this is a seminal project that NZMS have been proud to have had a hand in. Statistics NZ took the bold step of converting... read more »
Historical Land Record Indexes Available Online!

Historical Land Record Indexes Available Online!

Yet another fantastic project which NZMS was proud to be involved in.  The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) index books cover land transaction from the 1850s to 1924 and contain a wealth of information about New Zealand and New Zealanders, through their property sales, leases, mortgages, their wills and conveyances.  The past year has seen NZMS, Archives New Zealand and LINZ working together to digitise these records (some 600 huge... read more »
LIANZA Conference 2010: Thank You, Knitting Pattern and Competition Results

LIANZA Conference 2010: Thank You, Knitting Pattern and Competition Results

NZMS would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved in organising LIANZA Conference 2010 - what a resounding success. We would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who visited the NZMS stand: to comment on the conference bags; admire the wobbly stand; partake of liquorice allsorts or even talk to us about microfilming and digitisation! For all the people who coveted the NZMS LIQUORICE... read more »

Museums Aotearoa Conference - See you there!

Our office at Tawa will be a little quieter this week, as Andy and Pauline (our new Business Development Manager) head off to New Plymouth to enjoy the Museums Aotearoa Conference - MA10. If you’re at the conference we’d love to say ‘Hi’.  Check out our stand – we’ll be the ones with the licorice allsorts.... read more »

AJHRs Update

NZMS have been staunch advocates for the digitisation of the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives for many years.  We have been exploring partnerships with the heritage and research communities to make this happen but have had to abandon our efforts, for the best possible reason. The project has been adopted by one of our national institutions as a digital initiative and an official announcement is... read more »

Archivists around the world celebrate International Archives Day on June 9 2010

The International Archives Day offers archivists throughout the world a tremendous opportunity to promote the cause of records and archives in their country. It can be used to persuade key decision-makers that effective record-keeping is an essential precondition for good governance, transparency and accountability; to emphasize the importance of preserving archives for the collective memory of nations and societies; and to encourage those members of the public who have never... read more »

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