This website is provided and run by the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa.
The goal of nzresearch.org.nz is to connect research users from around the world to research documents produced in New Zealand institutions.
The nzresearch.org.nz harvester, powered by DigitalNZ, gathers information about documents stored in research repositories from around New Zealand, and assembles them in one database. The original documents are all held at the originating institutions, this website only stores information like the title, authors, URL, and subject. Once the metadata is harvested, the real work of nzresearch.org.nz begins: pushing the metadata out into the wider research community through RSS feeds, OAI-PMH re-export, SRU searches, and other novel channels.
We will soon be adding additional user guides to the site, if there is anything helpful that you would like to see included, get in touch at the email address above.
The guidelines that inform the metadata providing this service are available for reference below. These are broken into three parts:
Contributor metadata guidelines (131KB, pdf) - These are the core guidelines for contributors to NZResearch.
Contributor metadata guidelines - additional (119KB, pdf) - These are suggestions for optional data fields for contributors.
Aggregator guidelines (104KB, pdf) - These are the guidelines we refer to as aggregators.