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Marsden Online Archive


The “Mining Marsden” Project - A collaborative project undertaken by the University of Otago Library and the University’s Centre for Research on Colonial Culture. The project to create the Marsden Online Archive set out to achieve a number of objectives including:

 - Creating digital objects from historically significant, unique, items in the Hocken Collections.

 - Providing appropriate metadata for these resources, so to enrich contextual information and extend discoverability.

 - Identifying and deploying appropriate technical and discovery standards to ensure accessibility, preservation and curation.

 - Developing an appropriate platform, structure and web interface to make the collections useful as a research asset.

More information on Samuel Marsden, the Bay of Islands in 1814 to 1823, the Church Missionary Society and the early Māori Language can be found in these links.

The first iteration of this site has been made available due to the combined efforts of these two groups. For more information on the Mining Marsden project contact the University of Otago Library.