The National Library joins KAREN

The broadband capability of KAREN will bring global knowledge networks to every New Zealander, says chief executive

The National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) announced today it has joined the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN).

“It is an important strategic move as the Library positions itself to deliver digital content to New Zealanders in a very different way", says Penny Carnaby, chief executive of the NLNZ.

"The 'all you can eat' broadband capability of KAREN will enable the National Library, and potentially all the libraries of New Zealand, to bring global knowledge networks to every New Zealander and, importantly, showcase New Zealand digital content and New Zealand stories to the world", says Carnaby.

The NLNZ and Research and Education Advanced Network NZ (REANNZ) signed a membership contract today to connect the National Library to KAREN.

“Our customers want access to web-based multimedia experience, with rich content, video, sound, and high quality pictures,” says Carnaby. “KAREN provides the capacity to deliver this digital content."

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