• Over 13.5 million digitised newspaper pages from over 700 newspapers are now being made accessible through Digitised newspapers on Trove. These include five non-English language Australian newspapers.
  • A significant number of newspapers are being digitised through the generous sponsorship of libraries, historical societies and other organisations through the contributor model
  • Over the last year, eleven newspapers that were completely missing from our collections have been discovered.
  • ANPlan libraries are currently embracing the challenge of collecting digital newspapers and managing them for permanent access.
  • Many Australian newspapers are being  microfilmed, ensuring that they are accessible for future readers and old, unstable newspaper microfilm is being replaced with polyester film. Recently the significant 'at risk' newspaper, the Evening Journal (Adelaide; 1869-1912) was microfilmed.
  • ANPlan libraries are cataloguing newspaper microform titles onto the national bibliographic database according to the microform cataloguing guidelines developed by these libraries.
  • ANPlan libraries continue to raise awareness of libraries' role in collecting, preserving and providing access to newspapers through tours and education sessions..

For further details, see Australian Newspaper Plan: preserving for permanent access Annual Report 2011/12, October 2012 on this website.

Last updated: 21 July 2014