Tane, the journal of the Auckland University Field Club, has been digitised by the University of Auckland Library and is available on its server.
The journal’s subject matter is the natural history of northern New Zealand and its offshore islands. It gave many University of Auckland student authors the opportunity to publish their own scientific research.
The first two volumes (1948-1949) were titled Field Club Record. The originals of the first five volumes are in foolscap paper size and various type fonts have been used by student authors. Many paper sizes and type sets make up the entire set of volumes. Throughout the late 50s a more sophisticated style gradually took shape. Because of such variation the digitised copies are not always of the best quality.
The latter volumes (35-37) were published by the Offshore Islands Research Group, before the publication ceased with volume 37( 1999).
It was through the Offshore Islands Research Group’s editorial board that Elva Leaming, Geology Subject Librarian, obtained Copyright permission for the digitisation of the journal. Should any author feel that their article should not be included in this digitised set, please contact Digital Services at the University of Auckland Library.
The digitisation of Tane offers browsability and subject searching which is a great advantage to those using a journal which hitherto was not fully indexed. It is freely available. The University of Auckland General Library Science serials section presently retains print copies of the title.