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The New Zealand Archives' Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Service is Shutting Down

13 May 2024 8:41 AM | Anonymous

The Te Maeatanga Digitization program in New Zealand is coming to an end on June 30. Up until now, the program's funding was time-limited, and Archives New Zealand hasn't been able to find new funding.

Te whakamatihiko ā-tono Digitization on Demand service will therefore also be shutting down. The deadline for service order requests is May 24 in order to guarantee that all orders can be fulfilled by the program's conclusion at the end of June. We understand that you will be disappointed by this news.

Since 2017, the digitization program has been in operation.

During that period, the Government Digital Archive has digitized around 2 million significant photos for Aotearoa New Zealand, making them accessible to the public online.

Access to non-digitized records will require users to attend reading rooms. You may still use your personal cameras to take pictures of the reading room's open access records.

We are unable to provide digital government loan services, however Archives New Zealand will still be able to provide physical government loans

This choice is unrelated to the government's effort to reduce the base level of the public sector in order to achieve efficiencies. It is intended to eliminate three permanent posts from the Wellington digitizing team and not to renew Te Maeatanga kaimahi's fixed-term agreements.

The Te Maeatanga Digitization programme has improved accessibility to the collections of Archives New Zealand. We understand the value of digitization and will notify you of any updates about new services.

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