NZ Newspaper Forum, 26 Nov 2008

Access and preservation of New Zealand newspapers is a national issue.
This is a one day event being run by the National Library of NZ on Wednesday the 26th November, 9am to 5pm in the Waitemata Room, Auckland Central Library.
There will be a number of strands to the Forum, but the key objective for the day is to have an outcome of:
How we can work nationally and collaboratively to enable access to ‘modern’ newspapers and continue to preserve our national newspaper heritage through microfilm or digital copies.
We will have an International guest assisted by the Goethe Institute, Dr Klaus Ceynowa Deputy Director General of the Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany. Dr Ceynowa will provide a presentation on the EU and German perspectives on newspapers.
This forum is an opportunity to raise your issues, and hear from others about the collective interest we have in the preservation and access to New Zealand newspapers.  It is hoped that key issues will be aired and some initiatives will come from the discussion that will sustain future preservation and access in a collaborative approach.
It is expected that attendees will represent a variety of stakeholder interests: Libraries, Archives, Museums, publishers, and the micrographics industry.
The venue is limited to 75, please RSVP to advise of your attendance by the 30th of September to: There are no registration costs for this meeting.
We seek input from into the day’s programme; we would like to hear your issues and concerns, even if you are unable to attend. This will assist in developing discussion papers that will be sent out in good time prior to the event. We will collate questions and issues you would like raised, so they can be discussed at the Forum.
If you would like a copy of NZMS’ paper on Preserevation Microfilming, contact us to request a copy.
Our input can be sent to any of the following addresses:
Clark Stiles –
David Adams –
Andy Fenton –