Friday, 20 July 2007

Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori!

Celebrate Māori language week by accessing some of the Māori dictionaries and texts in the NZETC collection

Also included in the collection are various significant English language texts by Sir Apirana Ngata, Sir Maui Pomare,Reweti Tuhorouta Kohere,Te Rangi Hiroa,Makereti Papakura,Hori Ngatai and Wiremu Tamihana Tarapipipi Te Waharoa. The collection also contains several historical ethnologies, war histories – including Cody’s “28th Maori Battalion” – and modern fiction.

We are keen to increase the amount of Māori language material, as well as the number of historical texts written by Māori, whether in Te Reo or in English, in the collection. More texts will be added later this year. If you have suggestions for texts which should be considered for digitisation please email

Sunday, 1 July 2007

La Trobe Journal

NZETC has just completed a project for the State Library of Victoria in Australia to create an online archive for their "La Trobe Journal". This highly regarded journal was founded by the Friends of the State Library of Victoria in 1968 to promote interest in the Library's Australiana collection. It was originally published as the La Trobe Library Journal under the editorship of distinguished historian Dr Geoffrey Serle.

In 1998, the State Library of Victoria Foundation became the sponsor of the journal, enabling the publication to expand considerably. Published twice a year in Autumn and Spring, the journal now includes scholarly articles on many known and unknown aspects of the Library's collection.
The La Trobe Journal online

Launched in July 2007, the full-text online archive of the La Trobe Journal allows researchers to access every article in every edition published since 1968. The La Trobe Journal website features scanned images of actual printed pages, as well as transcriptions of all text. Illustrations in articles can also be viewed and printed independently from the text.