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Ka taea māmātia me te tuari, whakamahi hoki e ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ngā rauemi mōhiotanga hei kōkiri me te waihanga i ngā mōhiotanga hou.


New Zealanders will easily access, share and use New Zealand’s knowledge resources to innovate and create new knowledge.


Sharing knowledge can spark the creation of new knowledge and ideas, potentially leading to innovation and economic growth. New Zealand’s small population and remote location make it a necessity to collaborate and be agile. New Zealanders are rapidly adopting online channels to consume content, but barriers still exist to accessing some knowledge. New Zealanders expect that content will be available anytime, anywhere.

Focus areas

The National Library will work with iwi Māori and other partners and stakeholders so that by 2030:

New Zealand knowledge resources available from libraries, educational, cultural and research institutions will be digitally accessible to all New Zealanders

  • All physical knowledge resources important to New Zealanders will be digitised. Nationwide licensing agreements will be in place to provide more digital content.

New Zealand libraries, educational, cultural and research institutions will act as one knowledge network, to facilitate New Zealanders sharing knowledge

  • Well-designed, seamless points of access to knowledge will be provided through investment in innovative systems.

New Zealanders will be inspired to use knowledge to create new knowledge and solve difficult problems

  • Creation and use of knowledge resources in te reo Māori will increase. Creators, providers and users of knowledge resources will be supported by fit-for-purpose services, policies and legislation.