What's New on The Knowledge Basket?
8 March 2012
The National Business Review
We are delighted to announce two significant developments for the Newztext (site licenced) database this week:
Formerly held in Newztext's Magazines collection, The National Business Review is now a collection in its own right in the Newztext database. To enhance the NBR full text collection (1993 to date*) we have also added the earlier index set (1986-1992). These are index reference records which pre-date the full text being available. The Knowledge Basket is the only database provider which is continuing to load the new issues of the NBR each week as they are released from embargo. Each issue is loaded in full text with a link to a PDF of the original page from the magazine. For help in gaining access to Newztext call Jo Hunt on 0800 456 695.
* To date is the most recent edition available, the NBR is embargoed for one month after publication.
4 April 2012
We have moved! A new phone number and postal address:
0800 4 knowle..(0800 4 56695) or +64 7 9858121
P.O. Box 3152, Ohope 3161.
Our relocation out of Auckland has resulted in a few changes - including our new address and phone number - but most significantly, we have changed our management setup. Many of our customers have been communicating with Jo Cooper of KMS (Knowledge Management Services) for the past few years - particularly while we travelled in the South Pacific setting up The Knowledge Basket - Pacific Islands.
Jo and KMS did a great job and we are very grateful for their help over the years, and we are sad to end our business relationship with them. We wish them all the best. Your new Customer Relations Manager is another Jo - Jo Hunt. You can ring her on our 0800 number or her mobile is 027 253 6020.
26 March 2012
The Fairfax Daily News Feed, and the STOP-PRESS (aka. Fast Feed) have now been consolidated into a combined, single feed. This development is a positive one, as the Fast feed now has the additional indexing terms added, and is the permament record for that article. It does not get replaced later by an indexed version. The Fast feed still comes in at approximately 6:40am. To reflect these changes, the STOP-PRESS collection will shortly be renamed Fairfax2012-, and the FairFax2003- collection will be renamed Fairfax2003-2012.
New to Niustext on The Knowledge Basket Pacific Islands
15 March 2012
New to Niustext - Pacific Scoop!!
archives from 18 June 2009 and updated daily. Many thanks to Alastair Thompson and Professor David Robie for sharing this wonderful resource with Knowledge Basket researchers.
Southland Regional News Index - new to NZ Index
14 March 2012
This is an index of articles from local newspapers and other sources dating back to 1993, with selected information from 1851 onwards. Subjects covered primarily relate to Dunedin, Otago and Southland events and people. Thanks to Linda Geddes and the team at Dunedin Public Libraries.
Further updates to NZ Science
21 January 2012
NZ Science updated with 150 new records from NIWA, thanks to Kath O'Shaughnessy and the team.
...and older news
New to NZ Index - Bibliography on Homosexuality in New
Zealand and Bibliography of NZ Bibliographies. Also, Bibliography of
NZ Family Histories has been updated. Many thanks to Tony
Millett for his extensive work on getting all three bibliographies
ready for searching on The Knowledge Basket.
24 November 2011
Updates to NZ Index
Major update to Manakau's Journey on NZ Index! 440 new records added.
Thanks to Bruce Ringer and the team.
14 November 2011
New to The Knowledge Basket - Pacific Islands
New to Niustext is the Cook Islands Herald archive,
11 November 2011
Also the first archival issue on Mai Life, April 2010
Pacific Journalism Review
The last issue of PJR for 2011 has been loaded on both the
Newztext and Niustext databases. Many thanks to David Robie at AUT
Pacific Media Centre.
11 November 2011
Further updates to NZ Science
19 October 2011
NZ Science updated with 266 new records from NIWA, thanks to Kath O'Shaughnessy and the team. There are now 137,047 records in the NZ Science database.
10 October 2011
NZ Science updated with new records from GNS, thanks to Denise Garbutt and the team. There are now 136,781 records in the NZ Science collection.
Newztext updates 22 July 2011
Updating our academic journals
NZ Journal of Environmental Law 2009 has been added to Newztext.
Pacific Journalism Review May and October 2010, and May 2011 means the PJR is up-to-date on Newztext.
Maori Law Review - all issues for 2008 and the first 4 issues for 2009 have been added to Newztext. No other issues are available for conversion as yet.
NZ Science updated 19 July 2011
NZ Science updated with over 170 new records from NIWA. Many thanks to Kath and the team at NIWA.
New magazines from Rural News Group
18 May 2011
NZ Winegrower and Dairy News from April 2011 are now included in Newztext. Rural News used to include Dairying Today but is now a new and separate product called Dairy News.
NZ Science updated
11 April 2011
NZ Science updated with over 700 new records from GNS and NIWA. Many thanks to Denise, Kerrie and Kath.
MediaWeb magazines in Newztext
Old favourites back from new publishers MediaWeb....
and new to The Knowledge Basket, FMCG...
8 March 2011
Onfilm, Fastline, FoodService/Grill, The Director, Admedia, Management are back including their archive, and FMCG from 2009 on are all in Newztext.
E-clip clients will find those titles have been automatically added to their list of sources covered.
LINX database retired from The Knowledge Basket
1 March 2011
Unfortunately, due to cost and reduced income from the database, the New Zealand Law Society Library has decided to discontinue access to LINX on The Knowledge Basket. If you wish to have access to LINX in the future, contact Bronwyn McGee the Law Society library. Bronwyn.McGee@lawsociety.org.nz ph (09) 304 1020.
NZ Science updates
7 February 2011
NZ Science updated with over 300 new records from GNS and NIWA. Many thanks to Denise, Kerrie and Kath.
...and older news from 2010
21 October 2010
More than 500 records were added today from NIWA and GNS - many thanks to the contributors.
16 August 2010
LIANZA Letter of Recognition
Dave Keet and Lindy Winterburn are delighted to have been awarded a Letter of Recognition from the National Council of the Library & Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA). Many thanks to the colleagues who nominated us for this Award, and we look forward to being at the Award Ceremony in Dunedin later this year. The letter with citation is attached for your interest. LIANZA.pdf
14 July 2010
Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories
The Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories is a listing of separately-published histories of families with descendants in New Zealand. All of the histories are indexed by author, title, keyword and family names; many are also indexed by founder names; country, county and town of origin; ship on which the family arrived in New Zealand; year of arrival; and region and place of main settlement in New Zealand. Some records also include the surnames of the families into which the first generation of descendants married. The bibliography is compiled by Tony Millett (email@example.com). There are 3350+ records in the collection, which has been added to the New Zealand Index. It is updated periodically by Tony.
26 May 2010
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News of the passing of Paul Renolds on Sunday 23rd May reached us here in Suva. We were shocked and saddened by his sudden death. We, like so many others, have many recollections and stories about the man - some very funny and we know that the tributes coming in will reflect our own memories. Our love and condolences to Helen. Lindy & Dave.
6 April 2010
The Knowledge Basket welcomes "Indian Weekender" - a new publication to the Newztext database. More than 2000 articles from January 2009 to current date have been loaded into the Magazines collection and we will be receiving weekly updates. We would also like to congratulate them on their first anniversary of the Indian Weekender on the 16th of this month. You can see more at their website www.indianweekender.co.nz
1 March 2010
The New Zealand Card Index was added to the New Zealand Index database today. The Knowledge Basket version does not include images of the Library Cards from which the data was transcribed (all 416,544 of them!). We have attempted to extract the dates mentioned in the References or Notes field to make a "year" field - this has succeeded for the majority of records, but there are some which do not have extractable dates. We have also expanded known abbreviations of sources indexed so that the user does not have to look them up separately in most cases.
Thanks to Auckland City Libraries for this valuable contribution.
1 January 2010
Happy New Year from The Knowledge Basket.
The Knowledge Basket - Te kete o te waananga has undergone a makeover in the style of The Knowledge Basket - Pacific Islands. We would like to thank Helen Smith of McGovern and Associates for continuing to give us new ideas and inspiration for our websites.
11 November 2009
BusinessWire has been added to the Newztext database. BusinessWire is the new voice in New Zealand business news coverage and offers an up-to-the-minute daily newsfeed.
9 November 2009
Manukau's Journey has been added to the New Zealand Index. Manukau's Journey is a chronology of significant events in the history of South Auckland or the Counties Manukau region (Otahuhu, Manukau City, Papakura, Franklin).
29 August 2009
National Business Review - delay in supply from this day forward.
We have been informed by the NBR that they will be supplying the NBR late from now on, to all its aggregator partners including the Knowledge Basket. At this stage they intend to delay the supply of the electronic version by 4 weeks. We are engaging with the NBR in an attempt to change this, but it looks as though we will not be receiving the NBR today, Friday 28th August, until some time in the future. Our apologies for this unwelcome development at such short notice - we will keep you informed of any developments as they occur
30 June 2009
The "Shattering Statutes" are now available on The Knowledge Basket
The "Shattering Statutes" are annual volumes of New Zealand Acts for the years 1888 to 1894. See more in LegislationNZ
8 June 2009
Visit our new website for the Pacific region at any of these domains:
Knowledge Basket New Zealand customers are invited to trial The Knowledge Basket Pacific Islands. Free access is offered for one month while we continue to add new sources to the Niustext database.