[CatSIG] [Apologies for cross-posting]

Kim Gutchlag Kim.Gutchlag at natlib.govt.nz
Fri Jul 30 10:52:32 NZST 2010

[Apologies for cross-posting]

Tena tatou katoa

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga kaitiaki taonga katoa o Aotearoa, nei ra he maioha na matou o te komiti whiriwhiri o Nga Upoko Tukutuku.

We are very pleased to announce that Jacinta Paranihi has been appointed to the one year contract position of Maori Subject Headings Librarian, starting in mid-August.  This is a new position, created as a pilot following feedback gathered around the LIANZA conference 2009 in order to ensure the thesaurus grows more quickly and to do research between project team meetings. The position has been created by LIANZA, Te Ropu Whakahau and the National Library working in partnership.

Jacinta has been a member of the project team since 2009 and has a BA(Hons) in Maori Studies from Otago University.  She also has some library experience from work in Dunedin and Wellington and most recently for AUT in Auckland.

In other news, we have loaded 62 new headings to the MSH thesaurus including some tied in to this year's Maori Language Week theme of kai such as Tunu kai for cookery and Tikanga tunu kai for recipes.  Additionally, there are a number of sports terms, including Whutuporo for Rugby Union ready for the World Cup build up.

Na matou nei,

Kim, Charlotte me te komiti o Nga Upoko Tukutuku

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