About Kete Waimakariri

Kete is a community built digital library of arts, local, cultural and heritage resources and knowledge. It contains material from public and private collections; and promotes and supports the creation and sharing of everyday cultural and heritage content. Kete is a unique local resource built by the collaborative efforts of a community.

Kete aims to get privately owned papers and photographs out from under beds and sitting alongside public archive and photograph collections. Kete offers local communities the opportunity to capture contemporary and heritage memories and stories, supports historical and local societies to share their material in an online forum, and is a community space to celebrate who we are, how we live and what we do, through photographs, video, audio footage and stories.

What we want is a vibrant and lively community of Kete users adding value to the site: joining together related photographs and clips and documents by writing and submitting an article or story; a story that others can add their own memories and knowledge to as well.

This Kete is supported by the Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa and Waimakariri District Libraries.

About the Kete Project

Kete originated as a Horowhenua Library Trust project carried out in partnership with Horowhenua District Council and Levin SeniorNet, and with funding from the National Digital Strategy: Community Partnership Fund.
View more detail on the Kete Horowhenua project.

Kete was developed with Ruby on Rails, utilizes Zebra z39.50 full text indexing engine developed by IndexData, is fully compatible with Koha, and will be released under a  GNU General Public License (GPL). The Kete software is available for download and we invite other communities to build their own Kete.

Get started with Kete Waimakariri!