New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

Now days more and more historical material is being digitised and made available on the Internet.
This is good news because it allows people to view a facsimile copy and lets people access  the information contained in  these books without damaging the original.

One such project is the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre.

The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre has four aims:
  •          To create a digital library providing open access to significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and    materials. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
  •      To effectively partner with other organisations, as a collaborator and service provider, on a variety of digitisation and digital content projects.
  •          To build a wider community skilled in the use and creation of digital materials through teaching and training activities and by publishing and presenting the results of research.
  •     To work at the intersection of computing tools with textual material and investigate how these tools may be used to make new knowledge from our cultural inheritance.
Acting on these goals, NZETC is engaged in an ongoing programme of digitisation and hosts an expanding online library. Today the NZETC collection contains over 2,600 texts (around 65,000 pages) and receives over 10,000 visits each day.

Examples of the publications available on this site are:

  • Official histories of New Zealand  in the Second World War, 1939-1945  (all volumes)
  • New Zealand Railway Magazine  1926-1940
  • Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Volume 1. Wellington Provincial District; Volume 6. Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Wellington.          The other four volumes will be made available soon. 
This is an ongoing project . 
Keep an eye on what publications are available. 
If you would like to suggest a publication, there is a section on there website that explains the process. 

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