Digitization Of Chinese Publications David Adams And Keziah Singleton

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Presentation by Keziah Singleton (project manager) and David Adams gave at the NDF conference 2008 on the NZ Chinese Journals database. …

Presentation by Keziah Singleton (project manager) and David Adams gave at the NDF conference 2008 on the NZ Chinese Journals database.
The project aims to provide greater access to important historical material and make the history of NZ Chinese more visible. The database consists of three Chinese publications - the Man Sing Times (1921-22), NZ Chinese Weekly News (1937-46) and NZ Chinese Growers (1949-72).

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  • Presentation to the National Digital Forum November 2008 Auckland, New Zealand

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  • 1. Digitisation of NZ Chinese journals David Adams Alexander Turnbull Library Keziah Singleton Auckland City Libraries
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  • 7. Viewing and searching in English
  • 8. Viewing and searching in Chinese
  • 9. Search results
  • 10. Page view
  • 11. Page view
  • 12. Zoom view
  • 13. Technical issues
  • 14. Project issues
    • Collecting unlawful tax revenues
    • Use of blackmail
    • Illegal use of public funding for personal use
    • Participation in illegal businesses
    • Made-up reports and false financial accounting
    • Cover-up of unlawful incidents
    • Siding with wealthy landlords
    • Lavish use of public funds for personal entertainment
    “ Widespread corruption within the Chinese Communist Party”
  • 15. Content issues
    • Joe Jong Lun
    • Jong Luen
    • Jong Leun
  • 16. Content issues ?
  • 17.
    • Become familiar with material
    • Unfamiliar languages and scripts will be challenging
    • Cultural assumptions can trip you up