The Hocken has just launched a new online service making the photographic collections housed at the Hocken Library more accessible to remote users.
Over 33,000 images have been digitized, relating to people and places from all over New Zealand. A small portion of the Hocken’s large shipping collection is also included. Copies of the images are available for purchase over the internet and a zoom function greatly assists in the use of the photographs for research purposes.
Emails from readers are already arriving on a daily basis confirming that the site is proving an instant success. Coupled with the fact that the Photographs Collection database is also now available online, people are more able to see for themselves what we hold and direct specific questions and requests to staff.
The Hocken Snapshop link is as follows:
Children from Milton School visiting Thomson & Co. factory in Dunedin by E.A. Phillips, Dudley Collection, Photographs, Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago. S10-243c.
Post prepared by Anna Petersen, Assistant Curator of Photographs.