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Aotearoa People's Network

Kete: Hosted digital repositories for public libraries

The Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa (APNK) hosts a number of online digital repositories on behalf of public libraries. These repositories are called 'Kete' and library staff or members of the community use them to share:

  • photographs
  • audio
  • video
  • documents
  • personal accounts, memoirs or stories

'Kete' is the Māori word for basket but in this context it is an open source digital library and archiving software developed by Katipo Communications and the Horowhenua Library Trust. This digitised material can be grouped together into themed "baskets", hence the name.

  • More about Kete software

Making more New Zealand content available online

One of APNK's aims has been to provide communities with the equipment and Internet connection that will let them share uniquely New Zealand content online.

Scanners, audio recorders and PCs with a broadband connection are the tools. Our hosted Kete are the online spaces that can hold the stories and content that communities gather and digitise.

For an example of how Kete can capture community stories and information read our Kete Hamilton case study.

APNK hosting means content is searchable and secure

Material collected in each Kete has metadata which is compliant with Open Archives Initiative standards.

Records are harvested by the National Digital Heritage Archive. Kete material also features in Digital NZ search, making it more easy to find and share.

Getting Kete

Partner organisations may opt to have a Kete hosted by the People's Network. For more information about the process please contact us.

Learning resources on using Kete

The APNK has produced the following guides that explain how to use Kete.

Further information and guides on using Kete can be found on the Kete website.

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