Communiqué from LIAC following the meeting of 22 June 2006
LIAC set aside this, the last meeting of the financial year, to take stock of what it has achieved in 2005/06 and to agree on the areas of focus for the coming year, documented in LIAC’s Draft Strategic Directions 2006/07. Once approved by the Minister, these will be available on the LIAC website.
In relation to the New Zealand Digital Content Strategy, LIAC welcomed the thinking that the National Library has put into this paper and looks forward to commenting further on the outcomes and goals for ongoing digital content creation.
LIAC initially conceived the concept of NZ Online and acknowledges that whilst this expression is not evident in the Digital Content Strategy, the ‘DNA’ of NZ Online is present throughout the proposed approach. LIAC has, for some time, encouraged further debate on the development of a Creative Commons license, and is pleased to endorse a forum, to be hosted by the National Library, later in the year.
Commissioners continued to participate in events held in the sector including:
- involvement in planning for the Public Libraries Summit
- activities of the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP)
- a key note address at the Auckland Digital Day
- speaking at the LIANZA Nelson Weekend School
- speaking to the South Island Library Managers at their meeting in Gore
- attending the Te Ara launch in Wellington.
6 July 2006