LIANZA is delighted to announce that the Paul Reynolds ‘No Numpties’ Grant for 2019 has been awarded to Gareth Seymour, from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, enabling him to discuss Indigenous archiving with key groups in Saskatchewan and North West Territories, Canada.
The grant was established in 2010 from donations made by the National Library of New Zealand, Internet NZ and friends of Paul Reynolds, which are held in trust by LIANZA. The selection panel is made up of representatives from National Library of New Zealand, National Digital Forum and LIANZA.
Photos from the presentation celebration
The selection panel agreed on the impact of Gareth taking his mahi over to Canada, and the lessons he will bring back to Aotearoa . In particular:
They thought these will be widely beneficial to the sector and will support the continued and increased use of te Reo in Aotearoa.
We are sure that Paul Reynolds would have agreed that this is an area that our sector needs to make a step change in.
Paul Reynolds was a Scot who found a home in Aotearoa. In his work Paul challenged the digital GLAM community to bring value to the citizens of the internet.
To help this community to meet this challenge I hope to bring together information about how indigenous communities overseas are sharing digital taonga, and the way that they do this differs or is similar to how we share taonga in Aotearoa.
As with other projects funded under the Paul Reynolds Scholarship – The No Numpties Award, we celebrate how valuable it is to share taonga in contemporary times, in a way our tūpuna probably never imagined – I say probably because one thing we learn from our collections is that the kaumātua didn’t talk about limits, but about what was possible.
Our collections have kōrero about matakite and ngā tāngata ka mate, ā ka ora ake anō one week later – in short our collections talk about mātauranga and Māori knowledge. When we share them digitally we help to revive them, and sharing is an important function we have as an AV archive.