Thursday, 6 March 2014

New Salient magazine issues from 1938, 1969 are now live


Salient magazine issues from 1938, 1969 are now live on the NZETC website. These issues can be accessed from the Salient project homepage.

Library Technology Services plan to make issues from 1939 to 1957 available over the coming months. Issues from the 1970's are also being prepared for digitisation at the moment.

Users will notice that some titles and table of contents contain an ellipsis. Library Technology Services have decided to make these issues live despite this issue which will be fixed as soon as possible.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Maintenance outage on Thursday 6th March from 8am-9am


On Thursday 6th March between 8am and 9am NZDT there will be a short period of scheduled maintenance on the server hosting the NZETC resources. While the maintenance is occurring these resources will not be available.


The anticipated period of interruption for VUW Students and Staff is 3-5 minutes, members of the public accessing the content may experience a longer period of interruption of up to 30 minutes.


Much of the NZETC content is also available to everyone via the internet archive at https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Library Technology Services

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

New writing showcased in Turbine 13

This year's highlights include works from visiting American poet Mary Ruefle, Bill Manhire's tribute to Ralph Hotere and an extract from Helena Wiƛniewska Brow's Adam Foundation Prize winning memoir. Turbine 13 also features an interview with 2013 Victoria University writer in residence Carl Shuker and audio from selected works.

Turbine 13 can be viewed at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/turbine

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Maintenance outage on Thursday 20th February from 8am-9am


On Thursday 20th February between 8am and 9am NZDT there will be a short period of scheduled maintenance on the server hosting the NZETC resources. While the maintenance is occurring these resources will not be available.
The anticipated period of interruption for VUW Students and Staff is 3-5 minutes, members of the public accessing the content may experience a longer period of interruption of up to 30 minutes.
Much of the NZETC content is also available to everyone via the internet archive at https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Library Technology Services

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Recent technical issues are now resolved

We are happy to announce that the technical issues impacting the NZETC have now been resolved.

Thank you for bearing with us while we have worked through this period of instability.

If any readers find pages with errors please let us know and we will correct them as soon as possible.

Friday, 20 December 2013

The NZETC is suffering from technical difficulties

The NZETC is suffering from technical issues and many resources are not available at this time. We hope to have this resolved in January 2014.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Exploring the Digital Landscape: Looking For Input

We are starting a process of looking at the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection.
Over the last couple of years we have tinkered around the edges giving it a new url, rebranding and shifting to a new server environment. We are now however due for an overhaul of the site from the bottom up.
We have a number of aims with this overhaul:
  • Presenting our information in a better more user friendly manner.
  • Making the site more responsive to corrections.
  • Ensuring the future of the environment so that the underlying core infrastructure is robust and flexible.
  • Enhancing the usability of the resources.
  • Engaging with the users through the ability for community annotations and comments.
  • Ensuring that the site delivers metadata in a way that engages with the semantic web. 
  • Better integration with the library web presence.
So nothing too ambitious there. 

What I am looking for with this post is twofold.

Firstly I am looking for comments from users about what they currently use the NZETC for and also what they dislike about the NZETC. What would users like to see the NZETC do?

Secondly, as I am researching our options for the NZETC, I am interested in other sites that are doing similar things. If you know of any cool sites let me know. Also I would be interested in hearing about people’s experiences with different types of infrastructure.

Please post any comments to our blog or email Michael Parry, Digital Initiatives Co-ordinator.