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Bi-lingual library catalogue wins Maori Week Award

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19 September 2006

Bi-lingual library catalogue wins Maori Language Week Award

Manukau Libraries in association with Auckland, Waitakere, Rodney and North Shore libraries have won the libraries category of the Maori Language Week Awards in Wellington.

The award was for Putumohio, an online catalogue in Te Reo Maori, launched as part of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week - in July.

Accessed via individual library websites, it allows customers to search for books, CDs, DVDS, reference material and more, via a Maori language interface.

Under the joint banner of eLGAR - Libraries for a Greater Auckland Region, the five libraries collaborated to deliver Putumohio to the library users of Auckland region.

Chris Szekely, Manager of Manukau Libraries, is delighted with the win.

“Not only does the award acknowledge the importance of Maori in the day-to-day lives of New Zealanders, it also recognises the outstanding dedication and passion of the team which made it possible,” he says.

Putumohio means to gather and accumulate knowledge, to enhance ones life.

If you want to try the new system go to www.manukau-libraries.govt.nz


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