Digital Preservation at the National Library

Hōtaka Matapopore Matihiko |Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

"At the National Library our job and our passion is to look after the memory of our nation. Increasingly that memory is encapsulated in a digital world… Our challenge is preserving these precious items so that future generations can access these memories.” - Bill Macnaught, National Librarian
The National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) ensures that the National Library of New Zealand (external link) can meet its mandate to build, preserve and provide access to the Library’s digital collections. The NDHA went live in October 2008, and is maintained by the National Library’s Preservation, Research & Consultancy team.
(Ko tā te Pūranga Tuku Iho Matihiko ā-Motu (NDHA) he whakarite kia tutuki i Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa tōna mana whakahaere ki te hanga, matapopore me te whakarato urunga ki ngā kohinga matihiko a te Whare Pukapuka. I mana te NDHA i te Whiringa-ā-nuku 2008, ā, e tiakina ana e te rōpū Matapoporetanga, Rangahau me te Mātanga o Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa.)

NDHA collection: Facts and figuresNDHA Collection Statistics

 

The size of the digital preservation repository has unsurprisingly been growing since its inception in 2008. Read on to discover what our digital preservation system contains.


 

 

Events

Zeros and ones: Vintage computers from the National Library Collection

A techweek event: Celebrating technology in NZ, 20 - 25 May 2019

'For all the Macs I’ve Loved Before'

A techweek event: A presentation Thursday 23 May, 12pm - 12.30pm

Navigating the complex world of ‘born digital’ collecting and preservation

A presentation Thursday 23 May, 12.30pm - 1pm

World digital preservation day 

07 November 2019

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