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VALA2016 - here we come!

VALA2016 - here we come!

VALA2016 is considered one of the must-attend events for specialists, managers and leading edge thinkers working in information and technology in the GLAM sectors, and will attract 1,000+ participants. Andy and Tyler will soon be winging their way to Melbourne to represent us at VALA2016, 9-11 February 2016.  For those lucky enough to be there or know others who will be attending, make sure to visit our Recollect stand, number 97 and... read more »
2015 Christmas Wishes from the NZMS team!

2015 Christmas Wishes from the NZMS team!

A friendly reminder that the NZMS (New Zealand Micrographic Services) offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will close at midday on Thursday, 24 December 2015.  All offices will reopen for business on Monday, 11 January 2016. Any urgent messages over the break can be directed to Andy Fenton on 021 689 396. We would like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You for all your business and support during 2015. We look forward to... read more »
LIANZA Bee Friendly Challenge - Update 23 December 2015

LIANZA Bee Friendly Challenge - Update 23 December 2015

We’ve planted our wild flowers!  Have you? We’re sure you all know how passionately the NZMS team care about things and this includes helping to save our bees.  At the LIANZA conference “Shout15” we handed out packs of Bee Friendly Wild Flowers to all those wanting to support the bees and environment.  Go wild, get planting and don’t forget... read more »

NDF 2015

Andy, Martin, Sheryl and Janine had a great time at NDF. Here's a sneak peek: [View the story "NDF 2015" on Storify]... read more »
NZMS Webinar - Digitisation 101

NZMS Webinar - Digitisation 101

NZMS were given a wonderful opportunity to host a Webinar for the LIANZA lunchtime 2015 series. The topic requested was close to our heart, “Digitisation 101” things to think about when digitising your heritage collections.  We wanted to share our enthusiasm here at NZMS with the team discussing the things we enjoy doing, a look through our processes and giving you some ideas on doing projects yourself or using... read more »
Recognition for a team of “Good Sorts”

Recognition for a team of “Good Sorts”

Back in April we posted about WW1 in Watercolours and Ink and how privileged we felt to be a part of it.  Exhibition Manager, Claire Clark and her team of "Good Sorts" worked tirelessly on this project for the rest of us to enjoy.   They have recently been recognized for these efforts receiving a Highly Commended certificate at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.  We'll... read more »
We’re rapidly approaching conference season!

We’re rapidly approaching conference season!

First up is the ARANZ Conference 2015 – Footprints in Space and Time, being held this year at The University of Auckland from 7-9 September 2015. The ARANZ committee have secured a range of fabulous speakers to look forward to, including two distinguished archivists who will be delivering keynote addresses. Monday morning's keynote speaker is Professor Anne Gilliland, Director (Information Studies and Moving Image Archive Studies and Director, Enter for Information... read more »
A heartfelt thank you for 25 years…

A heartfelt thank you for 25 years…

We have had a fantastic couple of weeks celebrating our 25th anniversary with the best part being spending time with many present and former colleagues and staff.  The last decade is a long time and what really shone through was how NZMS-ers have a habit of making long-term friendships and relationships.  The NZMS way is to share - share knowledge, share skills, share ideas.  We are natural... read more »
Happy 25th Birthday to us

Happy 25th Birthday to us

NZMS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. This means we started in 1990 when the World Wide Web was born and Microsoft released Windows 3.0. In those days microfilming was still the way of the world and we took pride in a) being at the forefront of setting industry standards for preservation microfilming and b) capturing over 12 million pages of NZ’s national & regional newspapers. And yes, we&rsquo... read more »
West Coast NZ History: Community in Action!

West Coast NZ History: Community in Action!

The latest Recollect site is a labour of love from a dedicated community - lead by our very own camera operator, Heather Newby.  On 22 May 2014, Heather started a Facebook group to share her photos and memories of growing up on NZ's West Coast.   The idea of a group that allowed Coasters who were 'scattered, and had lost touch with each other' to reconnect and share interesting... read more »

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