[CANCELLED] Forum Session 8: Keeping them honest: Mana, libraries and biculturalism
Monday May 13, 2013
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Location: Silver Reef, Theatre
Presenter: Peg Johnson, Deana Brown
This paper looks at an ongoing research project that investigates how Māori services and resources are represented in public libraries in New Zealand. Using a bicultural evaluation tool, Phase one of the project investigated how well New Zealand public library websites catered for those wishing to access Māori materials and whether they were representative of Māori / bicultural interests. The paper will also describe Phase two and Phase three, which will involve an investigation as to whether public libraries have the capacity to deliver meaningful services to Māori clients; and what status mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) has in these institutions.