In this issue:
Reflection on the Regions; Regional Meet Ups; GIF it up winners; Voluntary opportunities; Wikipedia's 15th birthday; Best wishes for the holidays and thanks for a great year! 
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Big year, huge

It’s been a huge year for NDF and we’re thrilled to have you along with us. We’ve brought in our new membership model and developed activities in the regions thanks to the wonderful ambassadors, and had a great conference to wrap things up. And if you missed the conference you can see all the talks on YouTube.

Thanks to everyone who’s contributed and made it a great year. The board wishes you all a very happy holiday and festive season.

Matthew Oliver, Chair
NDF Board

The new board have had their first meeting and (re)assigned portfolios. Catch up on who is on the board, and what our roles and responsibilities are. You can also access the annual plan and minutes.
Catch up on the NDF Regions panel discussion from conference. 

NDF Regional Meet Ups are a thing, did you know? These are a great way to meet GLAM sector people in your area and to keep those networks fresh after Bar Camp and conference. Sign up to and get notifications!

You can also find out what’s going on in your region by contacting your local ambassador.
Local news
* New Zealand has two new additions to The UNESCO Memory of the World register:
He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni the 1835 Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand and the Pickerill Papers on plastic surgery.

*Managing text messages under the Public Records Act 2005: A review by the Chief Archivist. Do you know what you need to keep?

* The Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, southern most planetarium in the world, has opened at Otago Museum. 
By Lillie Le Dorre. Source material courtesy Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga.
GIF it up winners were announce in early December, check out the other winners here.
Volunteer / Learn stuff

There are many opportunities to volunteer in GLAM sector, volunteering is a great way to contribute to the community, build your network and develop skills. Here's some ideas:

*NDF is always keen for volunteers, particularly for conference. Please contact Andy
*Help @DeborahFitchett identify freely available conference proceedings. Find out more.
*Help @BioDivLibrary tag their Flickr collection. Instructions are available here.
*Voluntary positions at Otago Museum - on and off site opportunities.
Wikipedia turns 15 on January 15th 2016 and for that week they are holding a worldwide "micro-contributions drive" - their aim, "For every librarian in the world to add one reference to any Wikipedia article." Full details about the #1LibRef campaign are on MetaWiki.

We can't do it without you

The NDF is a volunteer and non-profit incorporated society. By becoming a member of NDF you help to make this a vibrant network that we can all benefit from. Thanks for your support!

Here's how to become a member.

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Members chat

Read Matthew's update from the last Board meeting.

Save the date!

NDF conference will be 21 – 23 November 2016 at @Te_Papa.

Help at conference

Contact Andy Neale to join the conference committee.

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Membership is cheap, only $25 

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Here's the list of our inaugural award winners at #NDFNZ Congrats @aucklandmuseum @ngaaonga and @barnaclebarnes

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