Late October, at the LIANZA Conference I spoke about the National Library’s stewardship role in collecting and preserving our documentary heritage. The Kaikoura earthquake of 2016 raised awareness of the importance of the work we do to preserve the memory of New Zealand. We have a plan, in partnership with Archives NZ, to strengthen the storage of our collections. I showed this slide of the new building planned for Archives NZ to occupy joined by an air-bridge to our building in Wellington. It’s the key element of a wider plan that includes moving some of our collections into safer storage outside the Wellington region.
So, we are now looking to find a better home for most of our overseas published books. We are seeking registrations of interest first and foremost from colleagues in New Zealand libraries. The next phase will be to invite expressions of interest from third-party organisations that might benefit from reusing these overseas published books.
If you would like to register your interest, contribute ideas or place your orders you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the lists we have available online and for more detail please visit our webpage here.
Ngā mihi, na Bill