Monday, February 16, 2009

Launch of "The Prow" : a digital library of local history from NZ

Another luscious digital project funded by the NZ Digital Strategy was launched today. Congratulations to the development team; it is beautiful!

"The Prow collects and makes accessible stories from the Top of the South - Te Tau Ihu o waka a Maui. Each story stands alone as an illustrated snapshot of an event, person or activity, but is also a starting point for further research, with full lists of and links to sources and resources. Our stories been written by contracted writers, including Hilary and John Mitchell, who have contributed many Maori stories, and fully researched by Library staff.

A key feature of the site is that it is interactive, allowing people to comment on, or add to, our stories, or to add a story of their own.

The Prow is a collaborative venture between Nelson Public Libraries, the lead partner, Tasman and Marlborough District Libraries, the Nelson Provincial Museum and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. It was funded by the Digital Strategy Community Partnership Fund.

For further information, please contact Nicola Harwood, the Project Manager."

1 comment:

Peter said...

Thanks Joann. We appreciate your comments, and although we were involved in creating the look and navigation of the site, the writers and library editors did a fantastic job in researching and creating the links for each story. A huge job.

From the team @ web one (head developers)