The memory of internet pioneer and commentator Paul Reynolds (pictured) will be honoured with a 'No Numpties' scholarship for international study.
The internet and media commentator Paul Reynolds died suddenly this year at the age of 60. During his life he made significant contributions to the government’s Digital Strategy and Digital Content Strategy and shortly before his death he completed his term as the adjunct director of the National Library of New Zealand’s Digital Library.
“Paul saw access to our heritage as a basic human right but he also saw digital as capturing the pulse of the nation in the present. Paul was always a man on a mission and we are fortunate that his mission in life crossed into our world,” Chief Executive of the National Library, Penny Carnaby, said.
“The term ‘numpty’ was a popular Scottish word that Paul was fond of using and reflected his playful but non-compromising approach to life. This scholarship is in memory of Paul Séamus Reynolds, inspirational, enthusiastic and a digital world citizen,” added Carnaby.
The scholarship, to be awarded every two years over the next decade, is intended to be used to enhance the knowledge and development of those working in the New Zealand Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums sector.
Applications will be called for in February 2011 for the first award.
You can find out more information here.