Rebekah Rogers

NZMS are currently digitising 13,000 field books for Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).
As part of a much larger project for LINZ which includes large format maps, we are currently digitising approximately 630,000 pages of field books for the North Island, with some of them dating back to 1872.

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.