Launch of a new Recollect site is a big deal – our clients put a lot of work into getting their collections online – so we love it when our clients recognise this and have a formal launch to celebrate their achievement. Janine Delaney, Andy Fenton, and Leigh Rout were delighted to be invited to the launch of ADAM: Antarctica NZ Digital Asset Manager in Christchurch last week (June 18 2015).
After words of praise from Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Antarctica NZ CEO Peter Beggs, ADAM Project Manager Jenny Ryan went through the main features of their site. Did you know that they can recognise every penguin in Antarctica? It’s true – look at this.
Janine was invited to speak next, and naturally had to make the point that there were only three people in the room who hadn’t been ‘on the ice’ and they were all from NZMS. How nice would it be to remedy that!
Finally, Dr Regina Eisert from University of Canterbury spoke about the many ways she uses ADAM in her work and in teaching (and afterwards gave us a blue-sky list of some pretty cool enhancements that we’re mulling over).
Well done to the Antarctica NZ team – we really hope you get your Guinness World Record recognition for this outstanding collection.