Strategic objectives for ANPlan members

  1. Collect, preserve and provide access to selected Australian newspapers in all formats.
  2. Implement agreed minimum scanning standards for newspapers across all member libraries.

ANPlan will meet this objective in the following ways:

Hardcopy newspapers

  • Collect, preserve and provide access to printed newspapers as determined by each jurisdiction.
  • Develop agreed minimum storage standards for hardcopy newspapers.
  • Develop collaborative approach for identifying which titles will be selected for collection via pre-press files for current newspapers
  • Develop collaborative approach for collection of pre-press files for current newspapers
Strategy Year Actions Key Indicators

1.1   Continue to collect printed newspapers in each jurisdiction

Ongoing

  • Collect printed newspapers to fill gaps in collections
  • Collect current printed newspapers according to relevant Collection Development Policy

Key Indicator 1.1

Number of new titles of hardcopy newspapers collected (exclude change of titles)

1.2   Develop agreed minimum storage standards for hardcopy newspapers

2015-16

  • Determine coverage of standards: temperature, humidity, building conditions, site location etc
  • Share current standards among members
  • Benchmark current standards against international best practice
  • Endorse standards for storage of hardcopy newspapers

Key Indicator 1.2

  • % of hardcopy newspapers that are stored to agreed storage standards.

1.3   Develop collaborative approach for identifying which titles will be selected for collection via pre-press files for current newspapers

2015-16

  • Clarify responsibilities for selection of titles
  • Document potential titles for selection
  • Determine file format requirements
  • Develop common message/approach/principles to approach different types of publishers

Key Indicator 1.3

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made towards collaborative approach.

1.4   Develop collaborative approach for collection of pre-press files for current newspapers

2016-17

  • Determine responsibilities for collecting pre-press files
  • Document existing infrastructure in each jurisdiction that is used to collect pre-press files

Key indicator 1.4a

  • Number of titles collected as pre-press files

Key indicator 1.4b

  • Qualitative assessment of progress in collection of pre-press files

Digital newspapers

  • Develop agreed minimum storage standards for digital newspaper content.
  • Develop collaborative approach for selection of web-based newspapers.
  • Develop collaborative approach for collection of web-based newspapers.
  • Investigate the development of an Australia wide agreement with publishers for collection of selected web-based newspaper content.
Strategy Year Actions Key Indicators

2.1   Develop agreed minimum storage standards for digital newspaper content

2016-17

  • Take advice from NSLA Digital Preservation Group and apply to newspapers

Key Indicator 2.1

  • % of collected digital newspapers which are stored to agreed standards
    • Pre-press
    • Online
    • Digitised hardcopy

2.2   Develop collaborative approach for selection of web-based newspapers

2015-16

ongoing

  • Review the definition of digital newspapers to determine the scope and priority of collecting (newspaper websites, general news sites, social media, apps, etc)
  • Develop collaborative understanding of collection policy for web-based newspapers

Key Indicator 2.2

  • Number of web-based newspaper titles selected for collection in each jurisdiction

2.3   Develop collaborative approach for collection of web-based newspapers

2015-16

ongoing

  • Determine if different approaches are required for different jurisdictions

Key Indicator 2.3

  • Number of web-based newspaper titles collected in each jurisdiction

2.4   Investigate the development of an Australia wide agreement with publishers for collection of selected web-based newspaper content

2016-17

  • Determine responsibilities for collecting web-based newspapers (the development of collaborative web archiving in NSLA will impact on this task)

Key Indicator 2.4

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made in this area.

Contribute to a national collaborative approach to e-legal deposit

  • Develop requirements for a centralised electronic deposit for newspapers with the input of NSLA.
  • Establish and document interim arrangements for deposit of digital newspapers in all jurisdictions.
Strategy Year Actions Key Indicators

3.1   Develop requirements for a centralised electronic deposit for newspapers with the input of NSLA

(over two years; after members agree on scope of collecting)

2015-17

  • Document the requirements for electronic deposit in each ANPlan library
  • Take advice from the NSLA e-LD Portal project for other types of material
  • Confirm requirements specific to newspapers with the NSLA e-LD portal Project

Key Indicator 3.1

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made in this area.

3.2   Establish and document interim arrangements for deposit of digital newspapers in all jurisdictions

2016-17

  • Document arrangements for each ANPlan library for each type of content

Key Indicator 3.2

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made in this area.

Implement agreed minimum scanning standards for newspapers across all member libraries.

  • Develop agreed minimum scanning standards for newspapers.
  • Develop agreed understanding of preservation copy standard for scanned newspapers.
Strategy Year Actions Key Indicators

3.1   Develop agreed minimum scanning standard for hardcopy newspapers for delivery on Trove

2015-16

  • Finalise standard developed in 2014/15

Key Indicator 3.1

  • Number of newspapers digitised not available on Trove.

3.2   Develop agreed understanding of preservation copy standard for scanned newspapers

2016-17

  • Determine all parameters for using digitisation for preservation reformatting
  • Document how ANPlan libraries are approaching preservation of printed newspapers
  • Take advice from the NSLA Digital Preservation Group regarding standards, systems, etc.

Key Indicator 3.2a

  • Number of titles digitised for preservation.

Key Indicator 3.2b

  • Number of titles microfilmed for preservation.

Key Indicator 3.2b

  • Qualitative reporting on progress made in this area.