The Department of Internal Affairs Library includes the Archives & Records Management Collection housed at the Archives New Zealand building. The collection is intended as a national research and education resource to enable individuals working in archives & records management to access research literature and resource material that will inform their work and professional development.
The material ranges from very basic “how to” manuals to high level theory.
The Archives & Records Management Collection is not open to the public except by prior appointment (these must be made several days in advance). Library materials can only be requested by registered users, or through the Inter-Library Loan system, where you take the information you find on the catalogue to your local library and they will arrange the loan. More information can be found in our FAQ.
This catalogue holds details of what is in the Archives & Records Management Collection. You can see if the Library holds a certain title and what titles are held on a particular subject.
Note: You cannot request books, see lists of archives, or look at the contents of the books held in the Collection through this online catalogue.
To find articles in the serials/journals held in the Archives & Records Management Collection, you can search the EBSCO LISTA database (for free). It contains details and abstracts of articles in many of the titles that are held in the library collection. If you want to get any of the articles you find, please search for the serial title in the Library Catalogue to see if we hold the specific title, then email your request details to the Internal Affairs Library.
This specialist collection of books, reports and research journals is available for use to registered users. Please fill out this registration form and return it to us at the address on the form. For more information about the registered users service, please read our Introduction, or email us at email@example.com.
The Public Records Act 2005 go to Advice on Records & Archiving
Whakapapa / Family history, Defence Records or for Treaty of Waitangi claim information go to the Archway website
New Zealand history go to the National Library or try your local library
How to preserve archives or records in your care contact the National Preservation Office
The primary purpose for this Collection is to serve the staff of Archives New Zealand. It is there to ensure the staff have all the relevant information necessary to do their work to the highest standard. This includes published material which places the content of the archives into a wider context and material which ensures staff are up-to-date with the current best practice within their professional field (e.g. Preservation staff). This ensures staff are informed of current scholarship and trends in recordkeeping practice and thinking from the full spectrum of international opinion.
In making this collection available to the public, Archives New Zealand intends to contribute to and promote archival education and support the work of New Zealand’s recordkeepers and archivists.