1. D.   Storage

Key Indicator 7: Storing hard copy newspapers

ANPlan libraries are generally able to store the hard copy newspapers which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan under environmental conditions which they consider to be optimal. Two libraries report that they are unable to store 100% of their newspapers ideally. This is identical to responses these libraries gave last year. The environmental conditions under which newspapers are stored are reported in the table beneath the graph. These conditions vary somewhat across the libraries with reported potential storage temperatures ranging from 13 °C to 25 °C and humidity ranging from 30 to 55 %RH. All data refers to newspapers which libraries hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan—newspapers published in their state/territory.

 Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles stored under optimal environmental conditions

Table for Key Indicator 7 Percentage of hardcopy newspaper titles stored under optimal environmental conditions
Institution

% newspapers stored optimally at June 2013

ACT Her. Lib.

100

LTas

100

NLA

100

NTL

100

SLNSW

100

SLQ

100

SLSA

30

SLV

100

SLWA

50

 

Environmental conditions used to store hard copy newspapers

Environmental conditions used to store hard copy newspapers

 

ACT Heritage Library

LTas

NLA

NTL

SLNSW

SLQ

SLSA[1]

SLV

SLWA[2]

temp.(°C) 22±2 20±2[3]; 19±1[4] 15±2[7]; 20±2[8] 15-20 21-25 21±2 21±2 20±2 20±2

humid. (%RH)

50±5

50±10[5]; 35-40[6]

35±5[9]; 50±5[10]

50-55

45-55

50±5

50±5

50±5

50±5

Key Indicator 8: Storing 1st generation microfilm masters

All ANPlan libraries are able to store all of their first generation newspaper microfilm masters under environmental conditions which they consider to be optimal to preserve permanent access. This has remained unchanged from last year. However, these reported conditions, which are listed in the table beneath the graph below, vary between libraries with potential temperatures ranging from 7 °C to 19° C and humidity ranging from 30 to 55 %RH. Seven libraries (NLA, NTL, SLNSW, SLQ, SLSA, SLV and State Library of Western Australia (SLWA)) store preservation masters in the NLA’s cold store. All data refers to the newspaper titles which libraries hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

Key Indicator 8 Percentage of first generation newspaper microfilm master titles stored under optimal environmental conditions

Table for Key Indicator 8 Percentage of first generation newspaper microfilm master titles stored under optimal environmental conditions
Institution

% microfilm stored optimally

LTas

100

NLA

100

NTL

100

SLNSW

100

SLQ

100

SLSA

100

SLV

100

SLWA

100

 

Environmental conditions used to store first generation newspaper microform masters

Environmental conditions used to store first generation newspaper microform masters

 

LTas

NLA

NTL

SLNSW

SLQ

SLSA

SLV

SLWA

temp.(°C) 13±1[11]; 17±2[12] 8±1 8±1 8±1[15]; 15±1[16] 8±1;[19] 8±1 8±1 8±1;[23]

humid. (%RH)

32-35[13]; 50±5[14]

35±5

35±5

35±5[17]; 45±5[18]

15±1[20]

35±5; [21] 40±5[22]

35±5

35±5

10[24]

35±5;[25]

40±5[26]

Key Indicator 9: Control of microfilm masters

Most Australian newspaper microfilm masters are owned by ANPlan libraries.

The SLSA reports that it owns masters for all microfilmed titles from South Australia and the NLA reports that it owns masters for all microfilmed titles from the ACT.

The SLWA reports that it does not own all masters for one title.[27] The NTL reports two titles for which it does not own the microfilm masters.[28] The NLA reports that it does not own the complete set of masters for four of the five national titles. All of these titles have been catalogued onto the NBD with the location of the masters recorded.

The SLNSW identifies approximately 80 titles which it does not own the microfilm masters for. These masters are held at the University of New England and will be transferred to the SLNSW. At this stage it is unknown whether the location of these masters is catalogued on the NBD.

The SLQ estimates that microfilm masters for six Queensland titles[29] are not owned by the SLQ. LTas has identified three Tasmanian titles which it does not own the microfilm masters for. These titles have not been catalogued onto the NBD.

The SLV has identified 33 Victorian newspaper titles which it does not own all of the microfilm masters for and for which there are no NBD records relating to the microform holdings.


[1] Environmental conditions refer to portion of newspaper collection stored optimally.

[2] See previous footnote.

[3] Hobart storage (estimated to contain ~75% of material).

[4] Berriedale storage (estimated to contain  ~25% of material).

[5] Hobart storage (estimated to contain ~75% of material).

[6] Berriedale storage (estimated to contain  ~25% of material).

[7] National titles.

[8] ACT titles.

[9] National titles.

[10] ACT titles.

[11] Berriedale storage (estimated to contain  ~80% of material).

[12] Hobart storage (estimated to contain  ~20% of material).

[13] Berriedale storage (estimated to contain  ~80% of material).

[14] Hobart storage (estimated to contain  ~20% of material).

[15] NLA cold storage facility.

[16] Kingswood storage facility.

[17] NLA cold storage facility.

[18] Kingswood storage facility.

[19] NLA cold store (estimated to contain 90% of material)

[20] SLQ cold storage facility (estimated to contain 10% of material which is awaiting processing and relocation to NLA storage vault)

[21] NLA cold store (estimated to contain 90% of material)

[22] SLQ cold storage facility (estimated to contain 10% of material which is awaiting processing and relocation to NLA storage vault)

[23] NLA cold store (estimated to contain 90% of material)

[24] SLWA cold store (estimated to contain 10% of material)

[25] NLA cold store (estimated to contain 90% of material)

[26] SLWA cold store (estimated to contain 10% of material)

[27] West Australian 1995 onwards.

[28] Masters held by W&F Pascoe Pty Ltd.

[29] Courier Mail, Sunday Sun, Gladstone Observer, Warwick Daily News, Toowoomba Chronicle, North Australian.