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Archives NZ Care Records definition released

Using your feedback, we’ve now published the care records definition. You can read both a detailed text version and a plain language summary on our website. There’s also information on why and how we came up with it, what we'll use it for and what else we’re doing in response to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry:

March 20, 2024

2024 Conference

The Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives & Records Association of NZ Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ) and the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council of Archives (PARBICA) extend a warm invitation for you to join us in opening the archives: share your experiences and strategies for achieving this through access, engagement or other innovative avenues.The conference aims to bring together a wide range of views on what ‘opening’ the archives means;...

February 14, 2024

Active Archives

Place: Room M1.03, 1st Floor Function Room, Christchurch City Council Building, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central (behind Cafe)When: Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 10:00am til 3:30pm (w/social catch-up post-event @ Fiddlesticks)Cost - FreeRSVP via this linkSchedule10:00 - Karakia, Welcome, Overview of Day, Health & Safety10:10 - Future of the Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team (CDST): Information Sharing and DiscussionCurrent committee: Julie Humby (Te Pukenga), Kristen Ramsdale (Canterbu...

February 8, 2024

Saints in Coffee Jars

The following information on this fabulous upcoming exhibition has been shared by Triona Doocey - Archivist for the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. Please contact Triona with any questions -'Saints in Coffee Jars' exhibition will run from 6 - 10 February 2024, at the Pūmanawa Gallery, The Arts Centre (Montreal St end of the Arts Centre Complex). Join us on a captivating journey through time as we uncover the secrets buried beneath the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.&...

January 31, 2024

VUW Focus Group - Mātauranga Māori digital collections/archives in Aotearoa

Kia ora tatou,We are a research team based at the School of Information Management at Te Herenga Waka— Victoria University of Wellington, exploring how Māori users interact with mātauranga Māori in digital collections/archives here in Aotearoa. We are seeking to understand how users currently utilize these collections and the digital platforms they are accessed through. Our research goals are to identify how current utilization practices do and do not meet Māori needs and desires to consid...

January 16, 2024

Ulster Historical Foundation Geneaology Lecture Tour

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a long established and reputable research and publishing history. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Foundation uses its knowledge to help those looking for their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.From 10 February to 2 March 2024, Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt will present a series of seminars on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy for beginners and active family historians.Please click here for all Australia and New Zealand Lect...

January 16, 2024

2024 Conference Call For Papers

ARANZ are excited to announce the opening of the call for contributions for the upcoming joint Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives & Records Association of New Zealand Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ), and Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) conference Opening the Archives: Access, Engagement, Innovation.The conference will be held in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand from 22-25 October 2024.The Conference ThemeJoin us in opening the archiv...

December 21, 2023

ICA Student/EP Webinars

The International Council on Archives (ICA) is hosting a virtual seminar series in 2024 for student and new professionals to present at. The series is organised by the ICA's New Professionals Programme (NPP) and the Forum of National Archivists (FAN) and is designed to provide a platform for the current international community of students and new professionals (anyone in the first five years of their career) to share their work, ideas and/or research.The NPP/FAN Virtual Seminar Se...

December 19, 2023

National Library Service Hours Update

A message from Rachel Esson, Te Pouhuaki | National Librarian:Tēnā koutou,As valued colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that National Library’s regular service hours will be soon back in place.Due to the demolition phase of the two-level link bridge that connects the new archival building to the National Library, the Library has operated under reduced service hours since early November 2023.While construction will continue throughout 2024, the demolition phase is nearly complete. From Tue...

December 19, 2023

2024 Conference Annoucement

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming joint Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives & Records Association of New Zealand Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ), and Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) conference Opening the Archives: Access, Engagement, Innovation.Join us from Tuesday 22 October to Friday 25 October 2024 in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand as we delve into the theme of Opening the Archives — share ...

November 24, 2023

Wellington Branch Party

 ARANZ Holiday Party 2023 As the end of the year draws near, we invite you to come grab a drink, play some games, and have a chat with fellow ARANZ Wellington Members. When: Thursday, 30 November from 5:30pmWhere: Boneface Tavern, 13 Pirie Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 Cash bar, nibbles provided. Kindly RSVP to the Facebook Event here.If you don’t have Facebook, you are welcome to email us at to RSVP. We look forward to s...

November 7, 2023

ARANZ Comms Role

Calling all communications experts! Your Council is seeking an outgoing individual that can connect with our members and other professional organisations.At present, ARANZ uses a number of communications channels:Archifacts journalALERT newsletterEmails to membersFacebookWebsiteNZR listservThe purpose of our Communications role is to act as the hub between various individuals and groups.The Comms person ensures there is consistency in what is being said and when/how it is being delivered to thes...

November 6, 2023

University of Canterbury Workshop - Using conservation adhesive to secure objects on display

Using conservation adhesive to secure objects on displayConservators at Canterbury Museum have found a safe adhesive that can be used to secure objects such as ceramics and glass on display. It is safe and easy to apply and helps to prevent damage during seismic events.This workshop is for museum and small collection staff (volunteers or professional) to show you how to use these handy adhesive dots!During this workshop Canterbury Museum conservator Emily Fryer will talk about the adhesive and t...

November 3, 2023

Care Records Feedback - Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand are looking to finalise the definition of care records. The definition looks at which types of records may be needed by people who have had experience with State and non-State care (including faith-based), to protect their rights and understand their life stories. The definition is needed so organisations know what needs to be protected in the short term and well managed in the future.A page dedicated to the definition of care records and seeking feedback is now live at...

November 2, 2023

Oral History Kōrero

Kia ora kotou,ARANZ Otago/Southland Branch invites you to our lunchtime kōrero on oral histories on 9 November 12.30-1.30 pm via Zoom. The speakers will be:Rosemary Baird from Heritage New Zealand about what is oral history, why it matters, and archiving it.  Carolyn Squires from Central Otago Oral History Project about the Central Otago Heiritage Trust’s recently developed online catalogue and how it can be used to access interviews. Rosie Stather from Invercargill City Libraries and Ar...

October 26, 2023

ARANZ/NDF Event - Active Archives

This event has now been postponed - please stay tuned for a rescheduled date and time....

October 17, 2023

Construction Impacts on National Library Wellington's Service Hours

A message from Chief Librarian, Rachel Esson, follows:As a valued user of our collections and services, I would like to inform you of a temporary reduction in National Library’s service hours. I invite you to share the following information with your colleagues so they may plan their visits to our Wellington site accordingly. This reduction in service hours will mean short-term pain but for long-term gain as we all look forward to the completion of the new, state-of-the-art Archives building i...

October 3, 2023

AGM Notice

Kia ora,The 2023 ARANZ AGM will be held on 28th September at 3pm via zoom. The AGM will be followed by a Q&A session and a presentation by Helen Brown of Ngāi Tahu Archives Archives. Zoom link is here Agenda is attached here. Minutes of the last AGM can be found here If you or another person would like to join Council, nomination forms can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there,ARANZ Council...

August 29, 2023

Otago/Southland AGM

AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 15 August 2033 at 12.30pmPlease find attached:AGM 2023 agendaAGM 2022 minutesAGM 2023 financial reportPlease register to attend via the link provided or reply with apologies if you are unable to attend

August 5, 2023

NDF Executive Digital Mentoring Program

Our friends and colleagues at NDF (National Digital Forum), in partnership with ACMI, introduce the Executive Digital Mentoring Program to professionals based in Aotearoa and the Pacific.A part of NDF's transformative Digital Capability Program, this initiative offers tailored digital mentoring to leaders in the cultural sector, aiding them in navigating the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Benefiting from the mentoring of sector-recognised digital strategy experts, leaders wil...

August 4, 2023

Grants for School Library and Information qualifications a new priority

After discussion with our colleagues at SLANZA, we are happy to share that the latest round of New Zealand Libraries Partnership Project (NZLPP) grants can be accessed by school archivists.Anyone is free to apply for these tertiary grants if they are applying to start a new library and information qualification that this fund covers, and that applicants can show they have a connection or contribute to their school library. The tertiary grants provide up to $10,000 per year for students starting ...

July 20, 2023

ICA/EGRSO Webinar on Digital Access - How do we make access to archives equitable in the post-digital age?

The International Council on Archives Expert Group on Research Services and Outreach (EGRSO) is hosting a webinar on the subject how of digital access to archives has been radically transformed over the past three years, partly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and partly because of emerging new technologies that have enabled greater dissemination of archival heritage in digital form and for a wide range of audiences. While digital access first is increasingly expected by user...

July 20, 2023

Copyright Issues for Archivists

Join ARANZ and good friends ASA for our upcoming free webinar Copyright Issues for Archivists with Sarah Powell and Elliott Bledsoe from the Australian Libraries and Archive Copyright Coalition (ALACC). Sarah and Elliott will provide an overview of the key copyright issues for archivists, along with time for Q&A from participants. WHEN: 2:30pm-3:30pm NZT (12:30-1:30 PM AEST) on Thursday 13 JulyWHERE: Online via ZoomREGISTER HEREAbout the presentersSarah Pow...

July 12, 2023

ARANZ and NDF Connect Event, Christchurch

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the event at University of Christchurch Campus on 4th July. The event was well attended with a wide range of institutions across the Canterbury region in attendance. The succinct talk by Tim Jones of his time as an archivist in the Pacific elicited many questions and further conversations, especially on websites and databases, amongst colleagues.We are already in talks with NDF Connect for another event in October, so please stay tuned!...

July 12, 2023

ARANZ and NDF Social Meet Up

Kia ora koutou,Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) and National Digital Forum (NDF) invite you to join us on July 4 for a social meetup, including short talks on archiving in the South Pacific and upcoming copyright changes.When: Tuesday 4th July 2023 1:00pm-2:00pmWhere: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, Room 210, Level 2, Puaka James Hight, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041: Campus Maps | University of CanterburyCost: FREEThis is a great chance to meet and mingle with ...

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