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Digitisation in libraries

Selected web resources covering newspaper digitisation and digital preservation.

Newspaper digitisation

Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program - Overview - This project provides current information on the progress of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation program.  The program also provides the opportunity to include Australian Newspapers digitised by other organisations, and deliver them via the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP).

The State Library of Queensland will release print master microfilm holdings for the purpose of scanning out of copyright newspapers. On the basis of conditions of release specified by the State Library of Queensland:

  • Capture standards and tiff files produced are submitted in accordance with ANDP specifications.

National Library of Australia (NLA) is continuing with the development of a business model for the inclusion of regional newspapers digitised by public libraries.

Digital preservation

State Library of Queensland Digitisation Toolkit - This Toolkit provides local collectors with information about how to digitise content for access and discoverability. Support for digitisation is also provided through training, professional development, workshops and seminars.

National Library of Australia - Digital Collections - A single interface to digitised collection items and significant Australian material.

National Library of Australia - Digital Preservation - This page describes the National Library of Australia's approaches to preserving its digital collection and its digital preservation activities.

National Library of New Zealand - Digitisation Strategy 2014-2017 - The National Library of New Zealand has further developed the original Digitisation Strategy 2010-2015 to bridge the gap between the level of access to its print and analogue collections, and the new expectations of customer access in the digital world.

State Library of Queensland Digital Preservation Policy (PDF 45 KB).

Last updated
6th July 2017