OFF THE RECORD, Number 22, 2014

Articles in the 2014 issue included:

Off at last the goodbye would have been too awful
Ish Doney, Imaging Services Technician, opens up some diaries from World War I.

From the Chief Librarian
Chris Szekely provides an update on the past year back in the refurbished National Library building.

Goatskin and garnets
Dr Ruth Lightbourne, Curator, Rare Books & Fine Printing, shows off the amazing jewelled binding of a new acquisition.

Lindauer, Lysaghts and landscapes
Denise Roughan, Assistant Curator, Drawings, Paintings & Prints, reveals some recent significant additions to the Library’s collection of paintings.

Film history in safe storage
Natalie Marshall, Curator, Photographic Archive, has some behind-the-scenes photographs from the making of the 1994 movie, Once Were Warriors.

Unique window into 1950s and 1960s
Paul Diamond, Curator, Māori, explains the importance of the work of Dutch photographer John Fijn, whose family has gifted 300 colour transparencies to the Library.

In search of Shadbolt
Lucy Treep, recipient of the 2014 FoTL Research Grant, talks about her research plans for a biography of the novelist Maurice Shadbolt.

David Colquhoun departs and finds a fresh focus
Rachel Esson, Associate Chief Librarian, Research Collections, interviews the Curator, Manuscripts, departing after 25 years at the Turnbull Library.

Finding aids – past, present and future
Nicola Frean, Leader, Arrangement & Description, takes us on an illustrated tour of the Alexander Turnbull Library’s archival metadata.

Capturing web presence
Gillian Lee, E-Publications Librarian, is harvesting websites for future generations of researchers.

Views on New Zealand history
Rose-Marie Tonk, Collections Librarian, enjoys sharing two examples of unusual historical items.