Kete is a community built digital library of arts, local, cultural and heritage resources and knowledge. It contains material from public and private collections; and promotes and supports the creation and sharing of everyday cultural and heritage content. Kete is a unique local resource built by the collaborative efforts of a community.
Kete aims to get privately owned papers and photographs out from under beds and sitting alongside public archive and photograph collections. Kete offers local communities the opportunity to capture contemporary and heritage memories and stories, supports historical and local societies to share their material in an online forum, and is a community space to celebrate who we are, how we live and what we do, through photographs, video, audio footage and stories.
This Kete is supported by the Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa and Christchurch City Libraries.
Who's involved in Kete?
Kete was developed with Ruby on Rails, utilizes Zebra z39.50 full text indexing engine developed by IndexData, is fully compatible with Koha, and will be released under a GNU General Public License (GPL). The Kete software is available for download and we invite other communities to build their own Kete.
Kete originated as a Horowhenua Library Trust project carried out in partnership with Horowhenua District Council and Levin SeniorNet, and with funding from the National Digital Strategy: Community Partnership Fund.
View more detail on the Kete Horowhenua project.
- You can read more about the Kete project and what we're trying to do at Kete.net.
- See Our Vision for the future about supporting the future development of Kete.
- To join our Kete - register.
- Look through the Help topics for information on how to find material, how to create topics and upload images.
- Use our Sandbox.
- Ask us a question if you cannot find the information you need.
About Kete by Kete Site Admin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License