Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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LIANZA Professional Registration – Revalidation

There have been requests for direction with BOK 11 and Spencer Lilley has kindly compiled the following list of relevant readings to assist registrants.

Unfortunately not all are available on the internet but most libraries and librarians should be able to provide access to them.

1. Durie, M. (2004, March). Exploring the interface between Science and Indigenous knowledge (205 KB) Paper presented at the 5th APEC Research and Development Leaders Forum, "Capturing Value from Science", Christchurch , NZ.
Indigenous knowledge cannot be verified by scientific criteria nor can science be adequately assessed according to the tenets of indigenous knowledge. Each is built on distinctive philosophies, methodologies and criteria. While there is considerable debate on their relative merits, contests about the validities of the two systems distract from explorations of the interface, and the subsequent opportunities for creating new knowledge that reflects the dual persuasions. An Interface Research Framework is described; it provides a basis for integrating the two persuasions at methodological, ethical and policy levels without compromising the integrity of either.

2. Royal, C (2005). Exploring indigenous knowledge. Paper presented at The Indigenous Knowledges Conference – Reconciling Academic Priorities with Indigenous Realities’, Victoria University, Wellington, 25 June 2005. Available at

3. Marsden, M (1992) God, man and universe: A Māori world view. In King, M. (ed) Te Ao hurihuri: Aspects of Māoritanga. Auckland: Reed pp. 118-138

4. Tau, Te Maire (2001,) In defence of whakapapa as oral history: a case study Te Karaka: The Ngai Tahu Magazine 17, p8-9, 18-19.

For Library specific books the suggested reading is:
Szekely, C. (1997). Te Ara Tika: Guiding voices: Māori opinion on libraries and information needs. Wellington: NZLIA & Te Rōpū Whakahau

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