Preservation SIG


To foster awareness and understanding of preservation issues as they relate to NZ libraries, so that positive outcomes are achieved through effective collaboration.


To deepen knowledge of issues relating to the preservation of NZ’s documentary heritage;

To help develop awareness of strategies, best practice and standards for the preservation of, and access to, a wide range of library information resources, including born-digital and migrated products;

To assist with the development of a National Preservation Strategy and to advise on the implementation of the National Digital Strategy;

To work closely with the National Preservation Office as it facilitates and coordindates preservation initiatives for national documentary heritage collections, with SIG representation on the Client Input Group of the NPO;

To enhance strategic partnerships with allied (regional and national) heritage sectors and organisations, including collaboration on the provision of training, workshops and symposia, and assisting with the regional care and co-ordination of heritage resources; and

To advise the LIANZA Council, and contribute to the development of policy.

Information to members:

Irregular newsletter, Preservation SIGnals; nz-libs.

Payment options for joining

If you are already a member of LIANZA, you need to contact the LIANZA Office ( directly requesting that you be invoiced for new membership of the Preservation SIG.  The cost is $11.50 incl. GST. LIANZA will maintain your membership record.

The LIANZA Council has set the SIG fee for non-LIANZA members at $34.50, so if you are not a member of LIANZA and wish to join the Preservation SIG only, please supply the following details to the Secretary/Treasurer, along with your cheque for $34.50:


Organisation, if any:

Postal Address:


Work Phone:

Home Phone:

If you are not a LIANZA member the Preservation SIG will invoice you annually (after 30 June).

We look forward to your involvement with the Preservation SIG.


Mark Caunter, Heritage Team Leader, Hamilton City Libraries,

PO Box 933, Hamilton 3204.


Happy New Year

Posted on: 01 Jan 2014

Posted by: Bookman

Happy New Year to all Librarians may 2014 be  a great year. Remember "Libraries are for life"



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Getty releases The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes

Posted on: 26 Nov 2013

Posted by: Victoria

I just read a brief article in November issue of The Art Newspaper that discusses The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes. This resource, created by Dusan Stulik and Art Kaplan of The Getty Conservation Institute, helps to provide "scientific information about 11 of the most common processes used in black-and-white-photography" (Art Newspaper, number 251, November…

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Google Books Lawsuit Dismissed: “All Society Benefits,” Says Judge Chin

Posted on: 19 Nov 2013

Posted by: Bookman

In a decision that may have deep and wide-ranging implications for the publishing industry and for future applications of the fair use doctrine, Judge Denny Chin has dismissed the Authors Guild’s eight-year-old lawsuit against Google over its Google Books…

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New publication: Born-Digital: Guidance for Dealers, Donors, and Repositories

Posted on: 01 Nov 2013

Posted by: Fran


The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories <>. The report provides recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of materials created and…

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New 2013 Preservation SIG Committee members

Posted on: 30 Oct 2013

Posted by: Fran

At the 2013 LIANZA Conference, we sadly farewelled three of our committee members - former Convenor Kathryn Parsons, former Treasurer/Secretary Lance Kendrick and Theresa Graham.  All three have put in an amazing effort over the last few years and we are very grateful for their commitment to our SIG.

It was a particularly special day as both Kathryn and Lance received awards from…

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