To make freely available every book ever published about New Zealand. It's a lofty but achievable goal.
To build Aotearoa Archives online Library, we need thousands of books scanned and uploaded, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site.
We welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, supply a school jubilee book, scan a book, or spread the word, it's all welcome. We have a very small team who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!
To date, we have gathered over 500 local history books of New Zealand from a variety of large contributions as well as single contributions, with more on the way. Aotearoa Archives Trust is a New Zealand Charity and an open project, the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open,
Aotearoa Archives Trust is a non-profit organization and has been privately funded.