Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections have been recognised with inscriptions on the
UNESCO Aotearoa NZ Memory of the World Register .
The Memory of the World programme was launched in 1992 with over 60 countries involved. The Aotearoa NZ register was launched in 2010 by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. It celebrates unique documentary heritage collections with significant research value.
Documentary heritage formats include paper, photographs, audio visual recordings as well as digital content. There are two components to documentary heritage, both the information content and the carrier on which the information resides.
There are currently six Auckland Libraries inscriptions:
For more details on the Auckland collections on the register, see the talk by Jane Wild, Chair of the Memory of the World Aotearoa NZ Trust from 2021 on YouTube. View on YouTube
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