Mr Brian Flaherty

DipLibr Well, DipTchg CCE, BA Waik, FLIANZA.

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Associate University Librarian


Brian was appointed Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Auckland Library in 1994 (the first position of its type in New Zealand). He has been responsible for developing the Library's electronic and digital systems and services as Digital Services Manager and subsequently as Associate University Librarian (Digital Services).


Responsible for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of digital library infrastructure, Library-created content stored in digital systems, Libraries and Learning Services desktop systems and associated services, and media archives.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance; Member of Library & Information Advisory Commission (LIAC), Member of Digital New Zealand Advisory Board, Member of New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) Advisory Board.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Edmond, M., Ho, Y. W., Miller, A., Priest, T., Rapatahana, V., & Toussaint, S. (2015). Six-pack sound #1. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michele Leggott
  • Various authors (2005). FUGACITY 05 online poetry anthology. New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michele Leggott
  • Edmond, M., Edmond, M., Flaherty, B., Howard, D., Kemp, J., Leggott, M. J., ... Orr, B. (2004). Third birthday gala reading. Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St., Auckland Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michele Leggott
  • Flaherty, B. (2001). Taking the back seat down the Information Highway. Library Life (256), 1-3.
  • Flaherty, B. C., & Flaherty, B. (2001). Powerful forces: Information movers and shakers. Library Hi Tech News, 18 (10), 8-9. 10.1108/lhtn.2001.23918jac.004


Contact details

Primary location

Level 8, Room 801
New Zealand

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