ARANZ is an incorporated society, established in 1976, with the aim of promoting the understanding and importance of records and archives in New Zealand. ARANZ is administered nationally by a Council of elected members. Branches are established in Auckland, Otago/Southland, Central Districts, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, and Wellington.
Our members include: Archivists; recordkeepers; librarians; and other information managers; genealogists; historians; teachers; museum and art gallery curators; religious groups; professional associations; historical societies; businesses; local and central government agencies; and many other interested in the preservation and use of archives and records.
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ARANZ Alert December 2013 - 2 December 2013
The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Programme is delighted to announce three new inscriptions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register.
The successful inscriptions are: the Sir Edmund Hillary Archive (the Auckland Museum), God Defend New Zealand Original Score and Lyrics (Auckland Libraries) and Charles Brasch Literary and Personal Papers (Hocken Collections, Otago University, Dunedin). You can see more information about the inscriptions and the register on the Memory of the World New Zealand's new website http://www.unescomow.org.nz/- 2 December 2013
During the recent ASA National Conference in Canberra on 17 October 2013, Kylie Percival, President of the ASA and Theresa Graham, President of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) reaffirmed the long standing arrangements between the two organisations by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding. The ASA and ARANZ recognise advantages in working more closely together, given the similarities between Australia and New Zealand on many levels including language, professional practice, age of the two associations, a shared experience as countries within the Commonwealth, and the common issues each association faces in taking the profession forwards. Informal communications exist in terms of networks, and in sharing ideas and experiences between practitioners. The ASA and ARANZ agree through the new Memorandum of Understanding to work together to strengthen ties for the benefit of these associations, their members, and the archival profession. Memorandum of Understanding between ARANZ and ASA - 29 October 2013
There are many advantages to membership and it is a key way of engaging with the information management profession and the issues before us... Read more