The Region’s Digital Record
This project brings together the knowledge, thoughts and experiences of companies, private individuals and institutions across the province.
Via the library’s scanners, computers and fileservers, a copy of treasures held by people throughout the province will be saved, and annotated.
The digital copies will serve as quick reference for researchers businesses, writers, students of every age.
All scanning and annotation will be done on systems linked to the National Library. Methods employed will follow international standards – to ensure further life for the records in the days ahead, after computers. Now, whatever the fates might bring to the original in a person’s home or office, the information is stored forever.
Architectural, accounting and technical advice is that we need $1-million to restore the interior, fit-out Stoneycroft and provide the plant to achieve the standards outlined.
We could have invited you to contribute a percentage of the establishment costs. In the circumstances, however, we feel it is appropriate to give you the opportunity of full sponsorship of the project.
Your contribution will establish the Digital Library as a centre of excellence, a landmark parallel in importance only to the internationally-regarded Alexander Turnbull Library.
“A little generosity goes a long way”