Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Library Takes Step In Preserving Digital Heritage

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
11 May 2006

*** National Library Takes Next Step In Preserving Digital Heritage ***

Today's notification of the National Library Requirement (Electronic Documents) Notice 2006 in the New Zealand Gazette is the next step forward in collecting and preserving New Zealand's digital heritage, says National Librarian Penny Carnaby.

The finalisation of the National Library Requirement (Electronic Documents) Notice 2006 comes after two periods of consultation. The publication of the Requirements Notice begins the implementation of the National Library's extended legal deposit responsibilities, as a result of the passing of the National Library of New Zealand Act 2003.

The extension of legal deposit to include electronic documents will assist the National Library in collecting, preserving and making accessible the published works of New Zealanders for the benefit of current and future generations.

'Now our published digital heritage will be catalogued and safely stored in the same way that our published print documentary heritage has been for more than 100 years,' says Ms Carnaby.

The extension of legal deposit to include electronic documents will come into effect on 12 August 2006. From this date legal deposit regulations will apply to:

-- Offline electronic documents (for example videotapes, audiotapes, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs and CD-ROMs)
-- Internet documents (including entire websites, and individual documents published on websites, such as annual reports and consultation documents)

Publishers of offline electronic documents will be required to supply these to the National Library. Publishers of internet documents are required to assist the Library to obtain a copy of the item upon request. The National Library will make copies of internet documents through periodic web harvests.

The National Library has developed an online submission tool for internet publishers, and will be encouraging publishers to upload their internet documents. A number of publishers have used the submission tool since it came online in September 2005.

As an alternative to the submission tool, an email address has been established so that publishers can alert the National Library when they post new internet documents.

The National Library will be working with publishers over the next three months to ensure the smooth introduction of the extension of legal deposit. During this time further information will be posted on the National Library website


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news