Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


DigitalNZ makes Radio New Zealand catalogue more accessible

March 18, 2014

DigitalNZ makes Radio New Zealand catalogue more accessible

Radio New Zealand’s vast catalogue of over 150,000 interviews and news items is now more accessible thanks to a new partnership with the National Library of New Zealand’s DigitalNZ service.

DigitalNZ head Andy Neale says Radio New Zealand is the search and data service’s 150th content partner.

“This is a huge milestone. It means people can link Radio New Zealand broadcasts with related material from TV, social media, and our libraries and archives. It means New Zealand’s rich history can be shared and used in ways we can’t even imagine right now.”

Richard Hulse, Radio New Zealand Head of New Media says, “This partnership with DigitalNZ is exciting because more people will be able to discover Radio NZ audio, and use this to build and share collections that are relevant to them.”

Mr Neale says the addition is a fitting way to celebrate DigitalNZ’s sixth birthday.

“Over the last six years we have been building up a vast dataset of over 26 million items that describe our nation’s story in a completely new way. This data can be used to create new ways of interacting and experiencing our history.

”For example the new content from Radio New Zealand mixed with our link to the new Network for Learning portal for schools, means school children will have an additional channel to Radio New Zealand material.”

He says New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to establish a nationwide search infrastructure for its digital material, and DigitalNZ is an international leader.

“We were established because it was recognised that the digital revolution had changed the way people research, learn and access information. Our website is a place where all New Zealanders can access meaningful material, connect with their past, find knowledge and be inspired.”

Mr Neale says one of the strengths of DigitalNZ’s work is the way it improves access to New Zealand material that you are unlikely to find in the front page of a Google search result.

“Our content and data is being used in new and creative ways, and to power software applications at NZ universities, schools, and cultural institutions.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news