Wairarapa Archive has launched its new web-based digital
photograph database, called ‘Picture
Wairarapa.’ The new system is based on the
archives current database but researchers will be able
to check through the digital images as a separate
search, saving a lot of time.
At the moment
there are nearly 2000 images on the system, but numbers
are expected to quickly increase.
Gareth Winter says the internet has changed the way
people search for images.
“In the past
collections such as ours would have been very hard for
researchers to locate. Now historians and family
searchers can access our records easily.”
The next stage of
the archive’s digital project is to add these images to
‘Matapihi’, the nationwide federated database of
cultural heritage images.
Photo courtesy of Wairarapa Times Age