Haere Mai and welcome to the New Zealand Asia Information Service (NZAIS). NZAIS is a joint project between the New Zealand Asia Institute and The University of Auckland Library. It is intended for use by academic staff and students, organisations invloved with business, trading, social and cultural exchange with Asia, or other researchers for the purposes of reference, research and analysis.
The research database links key information sources of New Zealand's past and present engagement with Asian countries into one resource that researchers and analysts can use as an organised access point to begin their research.
NZAIS is a joint project between New Zealand Asia Institute (NZAI) and The University of Auckland. Its main features are:
The research database contains primarily New Zealand material covering social, economic, cultural and business aspects of New Zealand's engagement with Asia. The inclusion of relevant international sources enhances the depth of content in the database to assist in promoting ties with Asia.
Sources listed include a range of different formats such as websites, books, reports, working papers, theses, newspaper and journal articles. There are references to video recordings and other materials also. Some early material focuses on the arts, which for New Zealand, was one of the early areas of engagement with Asian countries. Later content reflects the close ties through migration and business links.
For further information on the scope, limitations and currency of the contents, please see the How to search page.
This database is freely available to the general public. You do not need to be a University of Auckland staff member or student in order to search the database.
Most of the content of the database is held in the public domain and is freely available through the Internet or held in national, public or university library collections in New Zealand. Where materials are only in print, or access is restricted in some way, this is noted on the record for the item.
To locate print or other items for use, members of the public should contact their own library for assistance. Copyright restrictions will apply.
For further information on obtaining access to documents, please see Obtaining Access to Items in the Database on the How to search page.
Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in these pages, the contents are subject to review and change from time to time.
The University of Auckland makes no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of information contained at this site.
Where hypertext links are provided to external sites, the University does not endorse the content on those sites nor accepts any responsibility for the content or accuracy of them.
Unless clearly stated otherwise, copyright material contained on this site may be the intellectual property of the University or other parties. Any commercial use or sale of this material is not permitted without the written permission of the rights owner and constitutes an infringement of copyright.
The permission to reproduce copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.
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The New Zealand Asia Information Service was designed and created by Julie Sibthorpe, Gillian Ralph, Ian Jones and Stuart Lewis of The University of Auckland Library. Content is compiled and maintained by The University of Auckland Library business research librarians.
Editorial board members from the New Zealand Asia Institute are Professor Hugh Whittaker and Emeritus Professor Nicholas Tarling of the New Zealand Asia Institute.
The New Zealand Asia Information Service contains five components, one is the research database of books and articles dating back to 1972. Another component is a dynamic RSS newsfeeds area, highlighting a changing display of relevant news items in English and Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK)). The third part is a collection of useful links to other databases and search engines. A feedback form is provided where researchers can contribute their research papers, ideas and suggestions to improve the database. Finally, a directory of University of Auckland researchers is available by discipline and geographical focus.
The New Zealand Asia Information Service includes primarily New Zealand material covering social, economic, cultural and business aspects of New Zealand's engagement with Asia. The inclusion of relevant international sources enhances the depth of content in the resource to assist in promoting ties with Asia.
Material in Asian languages, mainly CJK Languages, is included, with an English translation of the title and subject heading.
Newsfeeds which mention Asian engagement with New Zealand will be displayed in a constantly changing column, and from time to time news items of lasting value from this section will be added to the research database.
The main criterion for inclusion is a serious academic aspect to the item, and that it includes discussion of New Zealand. Basic "how to do business in..." advice will not be added but can be accessed from the linked sites.
This resource should not be seen as authoritative beyond its intended purpose for use as stated above.
At its launch in March 2010, the database covered a range of key relevant material. The database will be substantially augmented in the months following the launch.
To maintain currency, the compilers have undertaken to update the content at regular intervals and as users identify errors or omissions in the coverage of material or typographical errors.
All such comments and suggestions are welcome. Please use the feedback form supplied for this purpose.
The New Zealand Asia Institute for funding and editorial guidance of the New Zealand Asia Information Service
Digital Services, The University of Auckland Library for database design and development
The University of Auckland Library for hosting the database
Special thanks to the National Library of New Zealand for allowing the use of some abstracts from INNZ Index New Zealand.
Project team from The University of Auckland Library: Julie Sibthorpe, Project Manager. Gillian Ralph and Jane Downing, Business and Economics Information Services; Haiqing Lin, Chie Emslie, Kyu-won Hwang (Luke), Asian Languages Department, Arts Information Services; Stuart Lewis and Ian Jones, Digital Services.
Comments and suggestions for additional content are warmly welcomed. Please use the feedback form.