NDF Awards

The NDF awards were inaugurated at the 2015 conference where we awarded our first ever awards for projects and people in the GLAM sector doing fantastic work.

NDF2017 Awards

At NDF2017 the board gave out five awards and there were a further two awards voted on by conference attendees for talks during the conference.

The board awards were:

Digital exhibition or collection award: Sarjeant Gallery | Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui; for their new online collection site. For doing it the right way with open content and links and punching above their weight.

Digitisation award: Nelson Provincial Museum | Pupuri Taonga O Te Tai Ao; For completing their seven year project to digitise their entire glass plate slide collection. For a lot of work that scaled some pretty big mountains.

Social media innovation award: Invercargill City Libraries and Archives; For "The Keeping up with the Librarians" photo shoot; the world-famous viral sensation that led to a GLAM sector craze.

Innovative use of technology award: Museum of New Zealand | Te Papa Tongarewa; For Hinatore: Flying Machines Manu Whata, an app that allows you to build and fly your own virtual kite. For working with taonga, giving mana to kids and collaborating with iwi to create a virtual reality app that takes us to the skies.

Open category award: Alison Breese; For her hard work on the Dunedin City Council Archives project using Flickr and Facebook. For fantastic content and showing us that one person can make such a big difference. 

The conference awards were:

“The big thought award”, for the talk that made people think differently, presented a big idea and opened people’s minds: Barbara Makuati-Afitu, “Pacific Perspectives – Reconnecting Pacific Communities with their collections”

“The big takeaway award”, for the talk that inspired people to try something new or different in their practical work: Flora Feltham and Ting Sun, “Everything you wanted to know about APIs (and weren’t afraid to ask)”


NDF2016 Awards

In 2016 the board gave out four awards and two further awards were voted on by conference attendees for talks during the conference.

The board awards were:

Open sesame award: Auckland War Memorial Museum; for undertaking an imaging and cataloguing project that will result in an open access programme that all New Zealanders can celebrate

Community builder award: Dunedin Public Libraries, for forging an important relationship with the Cedars of Lebanon, the local Lebanese community in Dunedin to create a digitisation centre for the wider community

Great collaborator award: Tusk Culture, for creating a collaborative space that values diversity and promotes voices from across our sector

Sharing is caring award: Victoria Leachman, for championing the importance of rights and permissions in the cultural sector and generously sharing her knowledge

The conference awards were:

“The big thought award”, for the talk that made people think differently, presented a big idea and opened people’s minds: Adam Moriarty, “Paul Reynolds Scholarship 2016: International adventures in linked open data”

“The big takeaway award”, for the talk that inspired people to try something new or different in their practical work: Matariki Williams and Nina Finigan, Tusk Culture, “Getting it done”


NDF2015 Awards

In 2015 the awards went to:

New digital exhibition or collection Nga Taonga Sound & Vision for Anzac Sights and Sounds, bringing a fresh look to their collections in commemoration of the First World War.

New digitisation project Auckland Museum for its Artefact Digitisation Project, giving New Zealanders the chance to be part of a bigger project and to uncover as well as ahare their stories

Innovative use of technology Glen Barnes’s efforts to bring in the DIY book scanner to NZ.

Social media innovation Auckland Museum and and the team behind the #OneThread hashtag – bringing collections together and making it fun and engaging.