Phanzine editor, Michael Kelly, opens the issue by focusing on proposed changes at the National Library and outlines the benefits cited by the Library and the possible impact on members’ work programmes for the next two to three years. Kelly also discusses the National Library in his regular heritage column, drawing attention to the impact the proposed changes will have on its Modernist Ministry of Works building, as well as considering the impact of the recession on heritage.
Elsewhere in this issue Simon Nathan talks about the launch of the West Coast regional entry on Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, while David Green reflects on the launch of NZHistory ten years earlier. Marguerite Hill draws attention to two useful new online resources: Manuscripts and Pictorial website and Picture Wairarapa.
Eileen Barrett-Whitehead updates members on events at the Waitangi Tribunal and Susan Butterworth talks about fitting into ACC categories. There is also a review of the exhibition Welcome Sweet Peace at National Library.
Read this issue: Phanzine May 2009