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Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Matapihi - online digital collections  
Matapihi is a new, free service offering access to digital images from some of New Zealand's premier cultural organisations. It includes material from two of the largest New Zealand public libraries - Auckland and Christchurch City Libraries; from the Auckland Art Gallery; the Otago Museum; and the Alexander Turnbull Library - the archival library dedicated to preserving New Zealand's heritage.

Matapihi holds around 50, 000 images, sounds and objects. I haven't had time to play with it much yet, but it looks like a good resource. My only objection so far: it doesn't work well in Mozilla - something for the designers to consider addressing.