Digital New Zealand is an initiative to “test new ways to create digital content, collect and share existing digital content and build smart, freely available search and discovery tools.” While Digital NZ is just getting started, today they’ve launched the Memory Maker to mark the 90th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War One.
This interactive online video mashup uses EditorOne to let visitors create their own short videos using historic video images, still photographs, artifacts, music and audio clips. The content for the mashup video editor comes from the National Digital Forum which includes museums, historical societies, archives, and libraries from across the country. This marks the first time EditorOne has been used as way to connect together and highlight multiple collections. The full Digital New Zealand project launches in December. You can learn more and sign up for updates on the Digital NZ site.