David Reeves, LIAC Chair says,
Nga Upoko Tukutuku – Māori Subject Headings have been on the Commission's radar for some time, but the matter has been brought into sharper focus by two recent important moves by the Government. The announcement that New Zealand history is to be taught in all schools as a core part of the curriculum significantly raises the opportunity, if not the necessity, to make collections discover-able in a variety of ways, including being framed from Te Ao Māori perspectives. The Government response to the WAI262 claim also raises the importance of the structure and accessibility of information sources and we believe that holders of cultural heritage collections, and those in the wider library and information field, can contribute very constructively from the outset of this work. As a joint project undertaken over the last 15 years or so, we applaud the collaborative efforts of LIANZA, Te Rōpū Whakahau and the National Library of New Zealand.
Maori Subject Headings Tukua Workshop
Tukua is professional development programme to help all whom work within the information industry in understanding and applying Ngā Upoko Tukutuku, Māori metadata descriptive arrangement in providing access to the many taonga you hold within your respective repositories. These are used across repositories to engage with Te Reo Māori speakers and Te Ao Māori thinkers who are wanting access to the resources stored within your organisations.
The workshop is for people who work within the information sector and is a full day from pōwhiri (9am) to poroporoaki (5.00pm). You will be provided with presentations by experts in the field who will inform you of the scope of Ngā Upoko Tukutuku; when to assign terms; navigating the site; and requesting new terms which will be followed by hands on activities for implementation guidelines.
Rā/Date: Rāmere (Fri) 3 Paengawhāwhā (April) 2020
Wā/Time: Arrive at 8.45am to brief overview of pōwhiri process, 9.00am – pōwhiri
Wāhi/Venue: Arai Te Uru Marae, 24 Shetland St, Wakari, Otākou (Otago)
Lunch will be provided.
Nō reira, whaia te pae tawhiti, whakamaua kia tīna.