Digitise


At NZMS we see talented people coming up with incredible ideas for projects to inspire, to educate, to entertain their communities. We also see that the tricky part is not coming up with the ideas, or even finding an enthusiastic team with the drive and energy to make them happen, the tricky part is undoubtedly finding funding for the project.



NZMS were entrusted to digitise a rare collection of bound medieval manuscripts. These manuscripts exist within Dunedin Public Libraries’ Reed Collection which holds the second largest collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in New Zealand. The collection is largely comprised of religious manuscripts from Western Europe, and they range in date from c.1100-1700.



Digitisation can help bring cultural heritage items into the public realm, allowing them to have a greater impact on a wider section of society. Over the last decade, an increasing number of organisations and institutions have embraced digital technology to better preserve their collections, and even allow online public access to their most fragile items. […]



The digital world is becoming ever more ingrained in our daily lives, transforming the way we communicate, learn, and think. The need for online access to collections is growing, especially within the cultural heritage sector, and more recently within local government and private companies as well. Through digitisation, researchers and historians are finding new and […]



GNS Science, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, is the leading provider of research and consultancy services surrounding geology, geophysics, and nuclear science. NZMS’s Wellington team recently received some fascinating work from GNS who requested digitisation of their unique and valuable collection of historical magnetograms. These magnetograms date from 1916 to 1991, and our team […]





The University of Canterbury (UC)’s Macmillan Brown Library has been working to digitise its extensive collections and have enlisted the help of NZMS. The Macmillan Brown collection was started in 1935, and has since grown exponentially through donations, transfer of existing collections, and selective purchasing by UC. Most notably it holds a diverse range of […]