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Next Library UnConference June 2009  Sue Sutherland Deputy Chief Executive Actin Director National Digital Library
Context  <ul><li>NZ population 4.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Geographical features – long narrow country, sparsely populat...
Context  <ul><li>National Library of NZ – has no authority over public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>2003 Act – purpose is “...
Two projects http://www.peoplesnetworknz.org.nz http://www.digitalnz.org/
Enabling New Zealanders in the digital world Free internet, digitisation, research, portable media, and networking through...
<ul><li>Enabling New Zealanders in the digital world </li></ul><ul><li>Free internet, digitisation, research, content crea...
<ul><li>Managed network – remote management of over 500 PCs from Kaitaia to Stewart Island </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi </li></u...
kawerau tararua wairarapa west coast hamilton southland hurunui waimakariri selwyn wanganui new plymouth stratford south t...
<ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>New customers – new learning </li></ul><ul><li>Huge uptake of wifi </li></ul><ul><li>Ne...
 
Open source – working with the developer community
Content partners contributing metadata – best practice advice – interactive community of practice
<ul><li>Test lab approach </li></ul><ul><li>Open source, standards based, inter operable </li></ul><ul><li>Agile developme...
Two projects http://www.peoplesnetworknz.org.nz http://www.digitalnz.org/ [email_address]
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Sue Sutherland
Deputy Chief Executive
Actin Director National Digital Library

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  1. 1. Next Library UnConference June 2009 Sue Sutherland Deputy Chief Executive Actin Director National Digital Library
  2. 2. Context <ul><li>NZ population 4.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Geographical features – long narrow country, sparsely populated in parts, small rural and provincial towns – one large urban conurbation (one third of the population) </li></ul><ul><li>73 local authorities – 287 libraries – majority serve populations less than 50k </li></ul>
  3. 3. Context <ul><li>National Library of NZ – has no authority over public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>2003 Act – purpose is “to support and further the work of other libraries” </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for public libraries – from local property taxes – no central government funding in to librariies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Two projects http://www.peoplesnetworknz.org.nz http://www.digitalnz.org/
  5. 5. Enabling New Zealanders in the digital world Free internet, digitisation, research, portable media, and networking through your Public Library [email_address] www.peoplesnetworknz.org.nz
  6. 6. <ul><li>Enabling New Zealanders in the digital world </li></ul><ul><li>Free internet, digitisation, research, content creation, portable media, and networking through your Public Library </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Managed network – remote management of over 500 PCs from Kaitaia to Stewart Island </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi </li></ul><ul><li>Content kete </li></ul><ul><li>Governance group </li></ul>Aotearoa People’s Network in 2009
  8. 8. kawerau tararua wairarapa west coast hamilton southland hurunui waimakariri selwyn wanganui new plymouth stratford south taranaki east coast waitomo & otorohanga hauraki & thames-coromandel timaru mackenzie marlborough tasman nelson rodney <ul><li>Current sites </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3 </li></ul>waikato APN Libraries in NZ s outh waikato far north rangitikei e astern bay of plenty kaipara nature coast otago gore matamata piako papakura franklin ruapehu
  9. 9. <ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>New customers – new learning </li></ul><ul><li>Huge uptake of wifi </li></ul><ul><li>New skills and approaches needed </li></ul>
  10. 11. Open source – working with the developer community
  11. 12. Content partners contributing metadata – best practice advice – interactive community of practice
  12. 13. <ul><li>Test lab approach </li></ul><ul><li>Open source, standards based, inter operable </li></ul><ul><li>Agile development path </li></ul><ul><li>Having fun at the same time! </li></ul>
  13. 14. Two projects http://www.peoplesnetworknz.org.nz http://www.digitalnz.org/ [email_address]
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