About Kete Central Hawke's Bay

Kete Central Hawke's Bay is a community built digital library of arts, cultural and heritage resources for and about Central Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Central Hawke's Bay District Libraries are responsible for the creation and ongoing development of the site.

Kete aims to get privately owned papers and photographs out from under beds and sitting alongside public archive and photograph collections. But we want so much more too. We want to capture the memories and stories that are our heritage, we want a place where our artists can showcase their work, and where our businesses and attractions can promote themselves, where we can celebrate who we are and how we live and what we do through photographs, video and audio footage and stories.

What we want is a vibrant and lively community of Kete Horowhenua users adding value to the site: joining together related photographs and clips and documents by writing and submitting an article or story; a story that others can add their own memories and knowledge to as well.

Kete Central Hawke's Bay 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.

You can read more about Kete Central Hawke's Bay and what we're trying to do at http://blog.kete.net.nz

 Kete.net.nz is the home of the Kete software community; for those that are using Kete, thinking about using it, or just interested in knowing more.