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The Prow website presentation

  1. 1. 3M Award for Innovation in Libraries 2009 finalist Top of the South Stories : Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui music friendly
  2. 2. The Prow features concise stories about the people , places and events unique to Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough. There are stories about explorers, early Māori life , the effect of European settlement on local iwi and the struggles and triumphs of the European settlers . Project Objectives The Prow, or Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui , is the Māori name for the top of the South Island : Te Tau Ihu is the mythical prow of Maui's waka, or canoe, from which he fished up the North Island. Funding Digital Strategy and Partner contributions The Prow aims to celebrate, preserve and make accessible the unique history, culture and stories of the Top of the South Island by creating a website of local digital stories that encompasses the anecdotes, stories and memories of our residents.
  3. 3. The Prow Timeline Identification of need for local history repository Initial community consultation October 2006 Funding approved $ February 2008 Website development & story creation started July 2008 view the future Feb-Jul 2008 Contracting of Services 2009 2006 2007 2008 February 2009 The Prow launched Community Partnership funding Application process Project development 2007 - 2008
  4. 4. Site overview
  5. 5. Rich content Researched stories Related Stories and resources
  6. 6. Rich content Story Resources and Bibliography
  7. 7. Rich content Good range of images and photos
  8. 8. Story of the day STORY OF THE DAY Random or can be selected Literary ramble Next months events
  9. 9. User-friendly navigation Interactive maps Click on the map to find stories
  10. 10. User-friendly navigation Search facilities – basic/advanced
  11. 11. Step 1: Login or register (new user confirmation required) Step 2: Read Guidelines for public submission Step 3: Add your story (text and images) and post/request publication Adding a new story is quick and easy! Copy and paste your story here
  12. 12. Your Story
  13. 13. User-friendly navigation Social bookmarking
  14. 14. Search content aggregated by Digital New Zealand
  15. 15. Using the Prow as a curriculum resource Resources for teachers <ul><li>Ideas for using the Prow - matched against the New Zealand Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>This document was developed in discussion with teachers in preparation for a Your Story workshop. Ideas produced at the workshop have been incorporated into the document. </li></ul>see PDF 2. Ideas for using the Prow for Social Studies - matched against the New Zealand Curriculum This document was developed for a workshop with regional social studies teachers, during a training morning at Nelson College. see PDF
  16. 16. Comment and feedback examples Interaction with story readers
  17. 17. Comment and feedback examples Interaction with story readers kia ora, bro it's awesome to see our maori people get into our beautiful culture, well cuz the best resource for learning te reo is &quot;; / hope this helps cuz kia pai a ratou ako mauri ora (Posted by hehana) - - - I am from nz but i moved to aussie last year. and i never knew how much i would miss home so now i have been on the internet and searching maori stuff. im part maori and i love learning maori things. do you have any suggestions on how i could as my school to start maori culture? there are over 400 new zealanders at my school and over 10 teachers. any advice? Ed. I suggest you contact the Maori Language Commission ( They should be able to provide you with information and resources. (Posted by Cassie)
  18. 18. Cooperation with different publishers Coming soon: Port Nelson’s journal (rePort) Nelson City Council heritage plaques Tasman District Council’s
  19. 19. <ul><li>100 stories </li></ul><ul><li>16,000 Visits (72% were unique visits) </li></ul><ul><li>49,524 Page views </li></ul><ul><li>3.10 Pages per visit </li></ul><ul><li>00:03:15 Avg. time on Site </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors have come from a range of 90 countries </li></ul><ul><li>82% from NZ </li></ul><ul><li>793 total visits from Australia (as next most visited); 707 – US; 450 – UK </li></ul><ul><li>and then some random ones: 12 from Brazil; 10 from Poland; 4 from Sudan; 1 from </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia; 1 from Kazakhstan </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular theme is People </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular story is Maungatapu Murders </li></ul><ul><li>followed by ‘ First Meeting – Abel Tasman and Golden Bay ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular Your Story is ‘ School Daze ’ </li></ul>The Prow Access/Statistics Period of 6 months (Feb-Aug 2009)
  20. 20. The Prow future <ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded sound and video </li></ul><ul><li>GIS mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Developing relationships with schools </li></ul><ul><li>Links to local digital content repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Oral histories </li></ul><ul><li>More content from local historical publications </li></ul>Go back to Timeline
  21. 21. Sustainability <ul><li>The Prow is increasingly a valuable community resource </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing funding secured through Council estimates process </li></ul><ul><li>Continued commitment to project from all Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Each Partner has committed staff, time or financial resources to the project </li></ul><ul><li>Good learning so far to help guide us in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting opportunities for future development </li></ul>
  22. 22. Project Team Ian Littleworth (Project Sponsor) - Nelson Public Libraries Nicola Harwood (Project Manager) - Nelson Public Librar ies Susan Price - Nelson Public Librar ies Cathy Vaughan - Tasman District Librar ies Lisa Old h am – ex Tasman District Librar ies Dawn Smith – L ocal history researcher Chris Keyse - Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Library Glenn Webster  - Marlborough District Librar ies Cliff Riordan – The Nelson Provincial Museum Project Partners Writers/ Researchers Hilary and John Mitchell | Karen Stade | Joy Stephens Other contributing institutions Golden Bay Museum | Marlborough Museum | Motueka Museum The technical development of website is a joint venture between @web one and Signetix Ltd of Nelson. The Prow site has been created using Silverstripe CMS, an open source framework, developed in Wellington. Special t hanks goes to Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns for their permission to use ‘ Te Kú Te Whé Remixed ’ as background sound. Slideshow presentation created by Aleš Vanek, Nelson Public Libraries, August 2009. The Prow team
  23. 23. 3M Award for Innovation in Libraries 2009 finalist start over