Case Studies

In this post we discover the power of a crowd in these mini case studies. We have selected three quite different examples for you: the first a transcription project, the second an image based DAM solution, and the final case is a commercial solution.

The Otago Daily Times (ODT) is New Zealand’s oldest surviving daily newspaper. It was first published in 1861 and NZMS has microfilmed the vast majority of these historical issues as part of the National Library’s newspaper preservation programme and a private filming contract we undertook in the early 1990’s – as for many New Zealander’s for it is a publication dear to our heart.

Despite their age, these records which document the control and management of land back to the 1840s are still vital evidence of land ownership in New Zealand. With the closure of Land Information New Zealand processing centres around NZ between 2009-2011, digitisation was the solution to keeping them accessible to LINZ staff, clients and researchers.