May 25, 2022

Public Libraries of New Zealand Release 2012 Statistics, Ebook Downloads Increase by 700%

Wow, quite a day for public library numbers. First, Pew Internet survey findings and then IMLS with a new report. Now, let’s move to New Zealand. From a PLNZ News Release: New Zealanders are increasingly using digital library services such as computer and Wi-Fi internet access, EBooks, and audio books, while use of traditional services […]

National Library of New Zealand Announces Details About 2013 .NZ Web Harvest

From the National Library: The National Library is planning its third New Zealand Web Harvest in February 2013. [Clip] The planned New Zealand Web Harvest 2013 recognises the importance of the internet in all areas of New Zealand society and culture by taking a ‘snapshot’ of the whole .nz domain as it exists on the […]

New Zealand: The Reading and eReading Habits of Kiwis

From The New Zealand Herald: The Research NZ survey, commissioned by New Zealand Book Month, asked 505 people about their reading habits. The results, released yesterday, found 23 per cent of men hadn’t read a book in the past year, compared with only 8 per cent of women. Key Findings 84 per cent read at […]

New Zealand: DigitalNZ's Mighty Big 2011(Year in Review)

A blog post provides a look at the 2011 accomplishments of the Digital NZ team including the release of a new and improved web site and search tool.      

New Zealand: Banned Book Seized From Wellington Shop

From An “indecent” book banned in 1971 has been seized from a Wellington bookstore by government officials. Bloody Mama by Robert Thom has been listed for sale on Book Haven’s website for $8.50 since February, store owner Don Hollander said. “It got seized today. A very nice chap from the DIA [Department of Internal […]

New Zealand: DigitalNZ Passes the 25 Million Accessible Items Mark

Congrats on reaching the milestone AND the new web site. Direct to DigitalNZ’s New Updated Web Site See Also: DigitalNZ website has been updated (via DigitalNZ Blog) From September 27, 2011 In in Other Digitisation News From New Zealand:  Launched! British Parliamentary Papers. Colonies: New Zealand (via DigitalNZ Blog) Well done and kudos to the […]

Thomson Reuters Launches Findlaw in New Zealand

Direct to FindLaw New Zealand From a Thomson Reuters Online Insider Post FindLaw NZ is our latest online addition offering legal advice to the growing search-savy public alongside a free searchable database of almost 8000 lawyers and 1500 law firms. Although still in its infancy, our goal is that in time it will grow to become New Zealand’s primary […]