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Sandy Green: Looking Out and Keeping the Gate Open

Sandy Green presents her paper to the 2011 LIANZA conference surrounding the Wairapapa archive.

Keynote Address: Karen Coyle

Karen Coyle's address of the 2011 LIANZA conference surrounding the future of metadata in libraries.

Five steps to the future of metadata

Bibliographic Control

Emphasising the importance of universal bibliographic control is a new policy for LIANZA. 

The New Zealand National Union Catalogue: Maintaining the mecca of New Zealand library holdings

NZLIMJ Vol 54, issue 4, July 2014: This article descirbles the purpose and functions of the New Zealand national union catalogue by Karen Rollitt.

Claire Stent - Workshop: Creating Resources For Communities: An Interactive Workshop

“Good libraries are community-minded, technologically aware, devoted to increasing access to information, and interested in preserving the local cultural heritage” (Making stories: libraries and community publishing (2012)) Libraries have a continuing role to play in connecting people to the stories and statistics of their communities. This is not just about providing access to books and websites. It is about creating our own resources. This workshop will enable participants to use some of the tools covered in last year’s LIANZA 2011 paper - Are we there yet?

Claire Stent - Lightning: XML: The Technology Behind The Digital Yearbook Collection

The decision to code the New Zealand Official Yearbooks in XML transformed the print books into an online tool with searchability down to table level, and tables which could be easily copied. The commentary, data and pictures previously locked in over 100 print books is now accessible to anyone with online access. Why did we choose XML as our transformation tool? What is XML anyway? Why do IT people keep recommending it as an option for coding resources? This presentation is a beginner’s guide to XML, and does not require any technical knowledge.

Smita Biswas and Stephanie Smith - Documenting Rena – Tauranga City Library Experience

On 5 October 2011 the Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef, causing ecological mayhem and a storm of reaction in the community. In the New Zealand Room we collect material about major events in the western Bay of Plenty and this was no different: we were always going to try to capture different aspects of the Rena disaster. However, the crucial factor was the flood of born-digital material generated by this event, from sources as diverse as Maritime New Zealand and Twitter.

Gail Daley - Lightning: Fiction Genre Labels That Anyone Can Understand – Turning Integration Into Innovation

In November 2010 Auckland Libraries became the largest public library in Australasia. The “borrow anywhere, return anywhere” access to the collections of the 55 libraries was so successful that floating adult fiction across legacy boundaries was escalated to help reduce the number of items travelling across the city each day. This compromised customer service as both customers and staff were confused by the different cataloguing and labelling practices of the legacy libraries of Franklin, Manukau, Auckland City, North Shore, Papakura, Rodney and Waitakere Councils.

David Friggens - Lightning: Māori Language Search Interfaces

Te reo Māori is one of New Zealand's official languages, and whilst widely used in and around libraries is not commonly used in library search websites. The use of te reo in our public interfaces is important for making libraries comfortable and inviting places for Māori patrons, as well as generally celebrating it as a unique taonga.

Debbie Roxburgh - Lightning: Content Curation – Managing The Flood Of Information

We live in a world where the quantity of information is growing exponentially. To quote Mitch Kapor; “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant”. One solution is content curation; the ongoing finding and sharing of relevant digital and non-digital content on a specific topic for a specific audience. To help students and staff navigate the wealth of information that is available to them, school librarians are currently exploring a range of strategies to find, organise and share the best and most relevant content.


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