Details of the organization
National Digital Forum
New Zealand
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
Matapihi is a window onto the online collections of a number of New Zealand cultural organisations. Matapihi lets the public search across the digital collections of different New Zealand organisations from one website. On launch, the service contained around 50,000 records. This number will increase as new partner organisations contribute. Items available through Matapihi are about New Zealand, made in New Zealand, created by New Zealanders, or held in New Zealand collections. Geography, history, the natural environment, people and events are featured. It contains photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture and some 3-d virtual museum objects, as well as a small number of sound files and textual items. Moving imageswill be added in the future.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 13/09/2004 to 
Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland City Libraries, Christchurch City Libraries,Otago Museum

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Collaborative online initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No