Tag Archives: New Zealand

How New Zealand libraries are adapting to the 21st century

(14 Jul 2019)  From the Stuff – “We are becoming a bastion of wellbeing and welcome for people,” says Kat Cuttriss​, Hutt City Libraries manager and chair of Public Libraries of New Zealand. “The public library is the one place, potentially the only civic place, where people are welcome to come no matter their background, […]


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New Zealand seeking for Library Management System replacement for Kōtui Consortium

(9 Jul 2019) Department of Internal Affairs of New Zealand is looking for credible service providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver a shared Library Management System for a consortium. For the full details of notice, see here.  


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Christchurch’s $92 million central library judged the best of the best in national property awards

(14 June 2019)  Christchurch’s stunning new central library, Turanga, has scooped the Supreme Award in prestigious national property industry awards. The biggest public library in the South Island, spanning 9500 square metres, it is one of nine anchor projects contributing to the regeneration of the city following the 2010-11 earthquakes. Read the full story here. […]


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Public libraries are crucial, as Christchurch knows and Wellington must embrace

(14 May 2019)  Wellington Central Library has been closed due to earthquake risks. Whether the flagship building in Te Ngākau Civic Square can be repaired or must be rebuilt will turn on engineering and accounting advice. Ultimately, political decisions will also be needed. But Wellington still needs a large, flagship library in the central city – even now, at […]


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IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland now to take place in 2022

(16 Apr 2019)  The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the New Zealand National Committee announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Auckland will now take place in 13-19 August, 2022. This postponement will enable the WLIC to be held as planned in the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). […]


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Report: School libraries and school library services in New Zealand Aotearoa

(30 January 2019) In May 2018, National Library of New Zealand’s Services to Schools launched a nationwide survey of school libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand. This was a joint project conducted with SLANZA and LIANZA. More than 550 people took part in the survey from approximately 20% of schools in New Zealand. Key findings and analysis can be found […]


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Collectively supporting faculty in New Zealand

(28 November 2018) In 2018, the majority (six out of eight) of New Zealand academic libraries undertook the Ithaka S+R faculty survey in order to explore and deepen understanding of scholars’ research and teaching practices and needs. The project was initiated by the Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) with the Ithaka S+R instrument […]


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Christchurch central library opens

(15 October 2018) Mayor Lianne Dalziel, opening the new library, said that the $92 million five-level centre on the edge of Cathedral Square marks the return of Christchurch’s cultural and community heart following the 2011 earthquake. “Tūranga will create a new set of memories for a new generation in a way I would never have […]


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ALIA LAS and LIANZA communique

(3 August 2018) The Presidents, Board members and Executives of the Australian Library and Information Association, Library Association of Singapore and Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa met on Wednesday 1 August, during the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference, held at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia. Discussions included creating […]


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ICADL 2018 : The 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries

(12 March 2018) Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2018 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments. The main theme of ICADL […]


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Libraries need to evolve digitally, says new report

(26 February 2018) Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a new […]


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Announcing the winners of the first ORCID consortia awards

(31 January 2018) ORCID has announced the five consortia who have gone above and beyond in their support for ORCID. The awardees come from the UK, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, Names and full details are here.


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Are librarians paid fairly?

13 September 2017)  The LIANZA blog writes that in general the answer is no – librarians are not paid fairly.   Based on Strategic Pay data purchased by LIANZA at a national level, we see librarians in entry level roles being paid 1.5% less than other local government and 6.7% less than the general market.  This […]


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New libraries website launches in Auckland

(29 August 2017) The new Auckland Libraries website is now live, delivering an easy to use, mobile-first web experience that reflects the diversity of Auckland. Mirla Edmundson, General Manager Libraries and Information, says that the new site signals a new milestone in customer service. “The current website has up to 20,000 views a day, and […]


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All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]


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