Overseas Published Collections — collection management project

Managing collections in line with our Collections Policy and collections plans

The focus of our Collections Policy and collection plans is on collecting New Zealand and Pacific material. In line with this focus and as part of our ongoing collection management, we are seeking registrations of interest from libraries, government agencies and third-party organisations to work together with us so that we can rehouse some of the books from our Overseas Published Collections.

No items from Alexander Turnbull Library collections will be rehoused

The items being considered for rehousing are from the National Library General Collections. No items from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections will be part of this initiative. The Alexander Turnbull Library collections are held as a separate collection in perpetuity.

Overseas Published Collections

The Overseas Published Collections was established in 1939 to give New Zealanders access to books that they may not have been otherwise able to access. Since then local supply from well stocked libraries, new offerings of large back-catalogues of eBooks and audiobooks for the New Zealand reading public have largely replaced the need for some of our overseas published books.

Rehousing some of the Overseas Published Collections

We are seeking registrations of interest from libraries, government agencies and third-party organisations to work together with us so that we can rehouse these books from our Overseas Published Collections.

Register your interest

Below are the lists of books currently on offer to libraries, government agencies and third-party organisations.

If your library or organisation are interested simply copy and paste the books or section of the lists you’re interested in into an email and send it to opcmanagement@dia.govt.nz.

Expressions of interest close 5 January 2020.

Computer science, information and general-works — Overseas Published Collections
Philosophy and psychology — Overseas Published Collections
Religion — Overseas Published Collections
Social science — Overseas Published Collections