This section presents our guiding documents, our current business plans, policies and strategy documents.
The National Library (external link) and Archives New Zealand (external link) have a shared policy programme for digital preservation activities.This strategy is a statement by both organisations that they are committed to working together to preserve digital content. It ensures that the digital content is managed and preserved in a way that reflects its status as a knowledge asset and taonga of New Zealand.
This manual contains all the policies that Archives and the Library require to manage their digital preservation programme. The policy manual outlines the processes and operating rules that the Digital Preservation Team at Archives and the Library are required to follow in the course of caring for the digital content under their purview.
This Collections Policy outlines the scope of the National Library collections and its mandate for collecting.
The Library has three distinct collections, created and maintained for distinct purposes. The research collections contain both published and unpublished digital and physical items, particularly in the fields of New Zealand, Pacific studies and rare books. The General Collections of published items from both New Zealand and overseas cover subject areas that support current information needs of New Zealanders. The Schools Collection supports the development of young New Zealanders as engaged readers and digitally literate learners. This policy covers decision on the acquisition and retention for all three collections.