VALA2008 Session 4 Ransom

VALA2008Kete Horowhenua : the story of the District as told by its people

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Engaging Communities
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:00 – 14:30
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperJoann Ransom

Deputy Head of Libraries, Horowhenua Library Trust

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Kete Horowhenua is a community-built digital library of arts, cultural and heritage resources. It aims to get the private collections, memories and knowledge of our community sitting alongside our public collections. Many thousands of hours of labour have been contributed to the project by our community, resulting in fully keyword-searchable digital images, audio and video clips, documents, comments and web links. In late 2007, Kete Horowhenua won the 2007 3M Award for Innovation in New Zealand Libraries, and a Special Mention for North America and Oceania in the category e-inclusion at the 2007 World Summit Awards in Venice.