Australian Newspaper Plan - Annual Report 2012/2013

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Introduction

PURPOSE

This report describes progress with the Australian Newspaper Plan (ANPlan) in 2012/13. The achievements of ANPlan are evaluated against a set of Key Indicators and the goals set out in ANPlan’s Five Year Plan, July 2010 - June 2015 (Appendix A). 

BACKGROUND

ANPlan is a collaboration established by NSLA through which the Australian national, state and territory libraries are comprehensively collecting, preserving and providing access to Australian newspapers. The National Library of Australia (NLA) coordinates the Plan. The National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) has observer status.

This year a new Key Indicator (Key Indicator 3) which measures the number of digital newspapers which libraries are collecting and managing for permanent access has been added to the set of Key Indicators developed and agreed by ANPlan libraries in June 2009 which have been reported on over the past five years. In 2012/13, ANPlan’s Five Year Plan (2010-2015) was also revised to include a goal relating to the collection of Australian digital newspapers, an updated list of ‘at risk’ newspapers, and a goal relating to digitising newspapers for preservation purposes and preserving digitised and digital newspapers.

Significant achievements for 2012/13 include:

  • eleven significant newspaper finds (Key Indicator 1);
  • activity in the area of collecting digital newspapers and managing them for permanent access (Key Indicator 3; Five Year Plan);
  • significant newspaper microfilming activity (Key Indicator 4; Five Year Plan) with the percentages of national titles filmed now reported as 100% and the completion of filming the significant ‘at risk’ newspaper the Evening Journal (Adelaide; 1869-1912);
  • a substantial increase in the number of digitised newspapers being made accessible on Trove (Key Indicator 5; Five Year Plan), and no increase in the number of newspapers known to be digitised outside the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP) framework;
  • a substantial quantity of first generation newspaper microfilm on acetate was replaced this year with polyester film (1,202 reels; Key Indicator 6);
  • a significant improvement (from 70% to 100%) in the percentage of NSW newspaper microfilm catalogued according to the 2006 guidelines (Key Indicators 11 & 12, Five Year Plan);
  • ANPlan librares have made a significant contribution to raising awareness of and providing information about Digitised newspapers on Trove. A range of publicity and information materials has been developed and distributed through print, electronic and social media. ANPlan libraries have also supported and provided advice to local organisations to contribute newspaper content to Trove. The NLA appointed a Contributor Liaison Officer within ANPlan to provide support to contributors who, numbering 43 in 2012/13, sponsored the digitisation of 209 contributed titles (Five Year Plan);
  • ANPlan libraries have continued to raise public awareness of libraries’ role in collecting, preserving and providing access to newspapers through tours and education sessions (Five Year Plan).

Although eleven significant newspaper finds were reported in 2012/13, this has had little impact on the number of missing newspapers reported by ANPlan libraries, which is largely determined by ANPlan libraries’ ability to identify missing newspapers. In 2012/13, the State Library of Victoria (SLV) started an evaluation of Victorian newspapers to check for any additional titles that are missing or have significant gaps. Both the number of newspapers reported as commencing (20) and ceasing (42) are high compared with last year (eight and four, respectively). Activity in collecting digital newspapers and managing them for permanent access was reported by several of the ANPlan libraries. In total, nineteen digital newspapers for which there is no print-equivalent and pre-press versions of Australian print newspapers are currently being collected and preserved by three ANPlan libraries.

Over 2012/13, newspapers from all states and territories have continued to be microfilmed, with all national newspapers now microfilmed. The majority of titles are known to be microfilmed to current standards. Progress over 2012/13 with preserving ‘at risk’ titles has included the completion of the filming of the Evening Journal (Adelaide, 1869-1912) and the commencement of filming the Journal (Adelaide; 1912-1923). Over 2012/13, 1, 202 first generation newspaper microfilm reels on acetate were replaced with polyester film. The SLV conducted an audit of its acetate masters.

The number of digitised newspapers which are being made accessible through Trove (for at least some of their date range) has grown rapidly, reaching 473 at the end of June 2013. Many of these newspapers have been sponsored by libraries, historical societies and other community groups, with the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW), through its Digital Excellence Program, being the major contributor of digitised newspapers. The number of newspapers digitised outside the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program framework has now decreased to forty-eight due to two titles which have become available on Trove.

As reported last year, 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 with only two libraries reporting that they are unable to store 100% of their newspapers ideally. 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 with seven of the eight reporting ANPlan libraries making use of the NLA’s cold store. Reported storage conditions do vary, however, both for print newspapers and microfilm masters. Although most microfilm masters for newspaper titles are owned by ANPlan libraries, those which are not are still not being consistently recorded on the National Bibliographic Database (NBD).

As reported last year, most Australian newspapers (hard copy) are accessible through the NBD and most libraries report that catalogue records for newspapers published in their state/territory include detailed and up-to-date holdings information.[1] Five ANPlan libraries confirm that 100% of their first generation newspaper microfilm masters are catalogued according to the guidelines which were developed in consultation with all ANPlan libraries in 2006.[2] For the SLNSW, this represents an increase from 70% reported last year to 100% this year. The same five libraries report that they are able to catalogue all generations of newspaper microfilm onto the NBD according to the current guidelines. The NLA reports that all completed digitised newspapers available on Trove are catalogued onto the NBD, according to the current guidelines.[3] Digitised newspapers which are not delivered through Trove remain largely uncatalogued on the NBD.

With presentations, the provision of advice and assistance, and traditional and social media, ANPlan libraries continue to engage with public libraries and the general public about digitised newspapers on Trove and contributing newspapers to Trove, the search for missing newspapers and the libraries’ role in collecting, preserving and providing access to newspapers.

[1] While it is not possible to list all individual issue gaps on Libraries Australia, detailed holdings means that any significant gaps are recorded as well as accurate start and end dates. If holdings change, then holdings on the NBD are amended to reflect this.

[3]Guidelines for cataloguing remote access electronic resources,  http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/training-support/manuals-guides/e-resources-guide/

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Progress Collecting

Collecting

Key Indicator 1: Newspapers found

ANPlan libraries report 11 significant newspaper finds in 2012/13. These are listed in Appendix B.

Key Indicator 2: Missing newspapers

Numbers of newspapers which are known to be entirely missing[1] and which have significant portions missing[2] are summarised in the table below:

No. newspapers

ACT

NSW

NT

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

Nat.[3]

entirely missing

0

2

0

39

36[4]

0

0

not known

0

with significant portions missing

0

>10

4

10

36

20

4

not known

0

The titles of newspapers which are known to be missing or have missing portions are published on ANPlan’s website at: http://www.nla.gov.au/australian-newspaper-plan/about/collect.

ANPlan libraries reported 20 new newspapers commencing publication from July 2012 to June 2013 (this included one newspaper with a changed title); and 42 newspapers ceasing publication (this included one newspaper with a changed title). Both these numbers are somewhat higher than last year (eight commencing newspapers and four ceasing newspapers reported). The titles of these newspapers are given in Appendix C.

Five Year Plan reporting: A goal of the Five Year Plan (2010-2015; Appendix A of this report) is to identify all Australian newspapers which are entirely missing, in any format, from the national collection held within the ANPlan libraries, or for which substantial portions are missing. In 2012/13, the SLV started an evaluation of Victorian newspapers to check for any additional titles that are missing or have significant gaps. It is envisaged that this information will be helpful for future ‘search and rescue’ campaigns to find missing newspapers.

Key Indicator 3: Digital collecting

The Northern Territory Library (NTL) is collecting and managing for permanent access three digital newspapers not associated with a printed version. Pre-press files used for the production of 16 printed newspapers are collected and preserved by LINC Tasmania (LTas), NTL and the State Library of South Australia (SLSA). These digital newspapers are listed in Appendix D of this report. Access to these newspapers is generally online through the library’s website but is, in the case of the Port Lincoln Times, being provided through microfilm produced from the electronic file.

Five Year Plan reporting: A new goal added to the Five Year Plan (2010-2015) this year is to investigate the technical and access issues associated with collecting the following two categories of Australian digital newspapers, for both their full-text content and the ‘look and feel’:

  1. digital newspapers which are not associated with a printed version
  2. pre-press digital files used for the production of hard copy newspapers;

and keeping a ‘watching brief’ on those categories of Australian digital newspapers and news material which are not currently being addressed through ANPlan.

Progress has included developing a list of digital newspapers of the type described under (a.) above (see Five Year Plan in Appendix A of this report). The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has prepared a draft business proposal for its executive to consider which concerns the deposit of pre-press digital newspapers with the SLQ and the provision of access to them. Once approved, it is planned to submit this proposal to a Queensland newspaper publisher.

[1] Missing newspapers are ones which are missing from all ANPlan libraries both in hard copy and microfilm format.

[2] A ‘significant’ portion is not generally defined by the amount of material which is missing but by its significance to the total collection. The SLNSW has reported titles which have more than 20 missing years missing.

[3] Newspapers which are national in scope, coverage and distribution which the National Library of Australia has assumed responsibility for are: Australian, Australian Financial Review, National Times, Nation Review and Independent Monthly.

[4] Three further missing South Australian newspapers were discovered this year.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Progress-Reformatting

B. Reformatting

Key Indicator 4: Microfilming

The percentage of their state/territory’s hard copy newspaper titles which ANPlan libraries estimate they have been able to microfilm ranges from 45 to 100%. Over the past year, this estimated percentage has risen most markedly for national newspapers which have all now been microfilmed.[1] The percentage of these microfilmed newspapers which have been filmed to current preservation standards[2] is very high for most states and territories.

A list of Australian newspaper titles microfilmed in 2012/13 is given in Appendix E.

 Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles microfilmed

Table for Key Indicator 4 Graph 1 Percentage of Hard copy Newspaper titles microfilmed

state / territory

% microfilmed

% microfilmed to current standards

ACT

71

69.58

NSW

97

96.03

NT

100

97

QLD

95

57

SA

66

66

TAS

95

95

VIC

45

25

WA

50

50

National

100

0

 

 progress over the past 4 years

Table for Key Indicator 4 Graph 2 Percentage of Hard copy Newspaper titles microfilmed: progress over the past four years

State / Territory

% microfilmed June 2010

% microfilmed June 2011

% microfilmed June 2012

% microfilmed June 2013

ACT

53

62

80

71

NSW

96

96.8

97

97

NT

95

95

95

100

QLD

60

55

55

95

SA

47

49

66

66

TAS

95

95

95

95

VIC

   

45

45

WA

45

50

50

50

National

60

60

60

100

 

Five Year Plan reporting: Progress over 2012/13 with preserving ‘at risk’ titles has included the completion of the filming of the Evening Journal (Adelaide, 1869-1912) and the commencement of filming the Journal (Adelaide; 1912-1923). Of the 148 ‘at risk’ newspapers listed in the Five Year Plan (2010-2015; Appendix A), 88 have been microfilmed, two have been filmed for part of the designated date range and 58 are yet to be filmed.

Key Indicator 5: Digitisation

The number of digitised newspapers which are being made accessible through Trove, for at least some of their life date range, has been grown rapidly, reaching 473 at the end of June  2013. A comparison of the total number of newspapers accessible through Trove from June 2009 to June  2013 is shown graphically below. 

 Comparison of the total number of newspaper titles digitised and accessible through Trove in June 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Table for Key Indicator 5 Graph 1 Comparison of the total number of newspaper titles digitised and accessible through Trove in June 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
State / Territory

Jun-2009

Jun-2010

Jun-2011

Jun-2012

Jun-2013

ACT

1

1

2

5

5

NSW

2

6

35

58

171

NT

1

2

8

8

8

QLD

4

5

14

37

43

SA

2

3

10

17

32

TAS

9

12

20

27

27

VIC

2

3

37

106

158

WA

6

6

12

24

28

National

0

0

0

0

1

 

Titles of all Australian newspapers known to be digitised at 30 June 2013 are given in Appendices F (titles accessible through Trove) and G (titles known to be digitised but not available through Trove). The total number of newspapers which have been digitised, but are not available through Trove, is 48 (last year: 50).[3]

Five year plan reporting: A goal of the revised Five Year Plan (Appendix A) is to develop guidelines and standards for digitising newspapers for preservation purposes and to influence the development and promote the adoption of best practice guidelines in digital preservation to ensure permanent access to digitised and digital newspapers. The NLA provides specifications for those wishing to contribute digitised newspaper material to Trove.

A goal of the current Five Year Plan (Appendix A) is to contribute all digitised newspaper content to the ANDP as outlined in the NLA’s Contributor Guidelines. The number of newspapers digitised outside this framework has now decreased due to two titles which have become available on Trove. 

  Total number of newspapers digitised

Table for Key Indicator 5 Graph 2 Total number of newspapers digitised
State / Territory

Accessible through Trove at June 2013

Not accessible through Trove at June 2013

ACT

5

0

NSW

171

1

NT

8

1

QLD

43

1

SA

32

11

TAS

27

4

VIC

158

30

WA

28

0

National

1

0

 

A goal of the current Five Year Plan is to provide and maintain digital access to those titles and corresponding date ranges listed in the ANDP, Phase 1. Of the 107 titles listed, 105 have been completed (according to microfilm availability). The remaining two include one which is partially complete and one which is yet to be digitised.


[1] The substantial changes from last year in the number of Queensland and ACT newspaper titles reported to be microfilmed is due to a re-evaluation of the way this figure is calculated. The SLSA has also re-evaluated its method of calculating this percentage and has therefore revised previous year’s figures. SLQ notes that its capacity to reformat legal deposit newspapers received over the last year has not kept pace with newspapers lodged at the SLQ.

[2] i.e. microfilmed onto polyester with three generations of microfilm produced and of a quality suitable to support subsequent digitisation and OCR.

[3] Two newspapers previously listed, the Border Watch (1910-1912) and the Southern Argus (1866-1913) have now been made available through Trove. Two titles included in the list of 48, St Arnaud Mercury and Moorabbin News have part of their date range (1914-1918) available on Trove.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Progress-Acetate replacement

  1. C.   Acetate replacement

Key Indicator 6: Replacing acetate microfilm

Replacing unstable acetate microfilm with polyester film is one of the strategies which ANPlan libraries have been using to preserve access to their newspaper collections. In 2012/13, two libraries undertook the replacement of acetate master microfilm with polyester. These were the SLQ which replaced 124 reels (17 titles) and the SLNSW which replaced 1,078 reels (34 titles) which had recently been transferred from the University of New England. These titles are listed in Appendix H of this report. In 2013, the SLV conducted an audit of acetate masters finding that 5,795 reels of acetate masters remain. (This includes 402 acetate masters of newspaper titles from other states). A number of ANPlan libraries have now completed acetate duplication projects for their first generation newspaper microform collections or hold no acetate master microfilm. These are LTas, NLA, NTL and the SLSA.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Progress-storage

  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.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Progress-Cataloguing

E.   Cataloguing on the National Bibliographic Database

Key Indicator 10: Cataloguing hard copy newspaper titles

Most Australian newspapers (hard copy) are accessible through the NBD and most libraries report that catalogue records for newspapers published in their state/territory include detailed and up-to-date holdings information.[1] This data is largely unchanged from last year.[2] Libraries reported only on the newspapers which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

 Percentage of libraries' newspaper titles (hard copy) catalogued onto NBD 

Table for Key Indicator 10 Percentage of libraries' newspaper titles (hard copy) catalogued onto NBD
Institution

% newspapers on NBD

% newspapers on NBD with detailed and up-to-date holdings information

ACT Her. Lib.

100

100

LTas

45

25

NLA

100

100

NTL

100

99

SLNSW

100

100

SLQ

100

100

SLSA

100

100

SLV

75

75

SLWA

100

100

 

Key Indicator 11: Cataloguing 1st generation microfilm masters

Five ANPlan libraries confirm that 100% of their first generation newspaper microfilm masters are catalogued according to the microform cataloguing guidelines[3] which were developed in consultation with all ANPlan libraries in 2006. [4] [5] For the SLNSW, this represents an increase from 70% reported last year to 100% this year.

  Percentage of libraries' first generation microfilm masters catalogued onto the NBD

Table for Key Indicator 11 Percentage of libraries' first generation microfilm masters catalogued onto the NBD
Institution

June 2009

June 2010

June 2011

June 2012

June 2013

ACT Her. Lib.

         

LTas

0

0

0

100

100

NLA

100

100

100

100

100

NTL

10

15

15

100

90

SLNSW

20

45

65

70

100

SLQ

10

0

0

0

5

SLSA

100

100

100

100

100

SLV

       

58

SLWA

10

100

100

100

100

 

Key Indicator 12: Cataloguing microfilm

The extent to which ANPlan libraries have been able to adopt the revised guidelines for all microfilmed titles (including all generations of microfilm) and with holdings attached to the correct format and generation varies across the ANPlan libraries.[6] [7] Libraries have again reported only on newspaper titles which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

 Percentage of libraries' newspaper microfilm titles catalogued onto the NBD according to the current guidelines

Table for Key Indicators 11 and 12 Percentage of libraries' newspaper microfilm titles catalogued onto the NBD according to the current guidelines
Institution

% 1st generation microfilm masters

% all microfilm titles

ACT Her. Lib.

   

LTas

100

100

NLA

100

100

NTL

90

60

SLNSW

100

100

SLQ

5

10

SLSA

100

100

SLV

58

58

SLWA

100

100

 

 

[1] While it is not possible to list all individual issue gaps on Libraries Australia, detailed holdings means that any significant gaps are recorded as well as accurate start and end dates. If holdings change, then holdings on the NBD are amended to reflect this.

[2] However, the NTL has revised the estimate of NT newspapers with detailed and up-to-date holdings from 15% (last year) to 99% (this year).

[4] Figures shown for the SLQ for June 2009 represent the upper end of an estimated range provided at that time.

[5] Although the SLV reported 100% of their first generation masters were catalogued according to the guidelines last year, this represented current practice, rather than the percentage of the total first generation Victorian newspaper microform holdings. Last year’s data has therefore not been included in this year’s report.

[6] Graphed percentage for the SLQ represents the upper end of an estimated range.

[7] This year, the NTL have revised down their estimate both of percentage of first generation master Northern Territory newspaper microfilm and percentage of all Northern Territory newspaper microfilm titles which have been catalogued onto the NBD according to the new guidelines.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Progress-Five year plan reporting

Five year plan reporting: A goal of the current Five Year Plan is to ensure that all generations of newspaper microfilm titles which ANPlan libraries hold responsibility for are catalogued onto the NBD, according to the microform cataloguing guidelines[1] developed by ANPlan libraries in 2006, with holdings attached to the correct format and generation.

The SLNSW reports an increase from 70% (last year) to 100% (this year) of all generations of microfilm catalogued according to the guidelines.

Another goal of the Five Year Plan is to ensure that all digitised newspapers are catalogued onto the NBD, according to Libraries Australia's Guidelines for Cataloguing Remote Electronic Resources.[2] The NLA reports that all completed digitised newspapers in Trove have a catalogue record of this type. Digitised newspapers which are not delivered through Trove remain largely uncatalogued on the NBD.

Meetings

ANPlan meetings were held in October 2012 (in Canberra) and in March 2013 (by teleconference).

Publicity and Outreach

Five year plan reporting:

Goal: Working through networks with public libraries to raise awareness of and knowledge about ANPlan, including how to contribute to the ANDP. Facilitating contributions from local libraries and organisations to the service, as outlined in the Contributor Guidelines and raising awareness of funding strategies that may be available for newspaper digitisation projects.

Information about libraries’ role in collecting, preserving and providing access to newspapers is a component of many ANPlan libraries’ tours and education sessions. For example, ANPlan, the ANDP and Trove are covered in the free group tour offered by SLSA called SA Newspaper History. The SLV has publicised ANPlan's role in collecting, preserving and making Australian newspapers available during its onsite Newspaper learning programs and developed a Newspaper resources video which is available on the SLV Learning Youtube channel: http://youtu.be/8vaE5_siRdw.

ANPlan librares have contributed to a range of awareness raising and information activities around Digitised newspapers on Trove. The SLSA specialist newspapers librarian conducted a one hour Trove users' workshop at the Para Hills Branch of the Salisbury Public Library attended by 40 genealogists. LTas provides information about digitised newspapers on Trove through client education sessions, such as that conducted during Family History Week and in public presentations (e.g. lunchtime talks in Allport Library sponsored by the Professional Historians Assocation). Hilary Berthon gave a presentation on the NLA's project to digitise community language newspapers at the 2012 MyLanguage conference in August.

The NLA publicises recently digitised newspaper on Trove through library networks with the other ANPlan libraries playing a crucial role in conveying this information to public libraries. Other groups targeted include history and family history organisations and the museums sector. The National Library's eNews, with a circulation of over 40,000 is also used to highlight recently digitised newspapers.

ANPlan libraries also communicate with local organisations about contributing newspaper content to Digitised newspapers on Trove. In December 2012, Karen Anderson was appointed to the newly-created position of Contributor Liaison Officer within ANPlan and provides support to contributors wishing to sponsor newspaper digitisation projects. Over 2012/13, this involved overseeing the digitisation of 209 contributed titles from 43 contributors as well as answering a growing number of public enquiries. The SLNSW provided advice and support to a range of libraries, historical societies and other organisations, some of which received funding for newspaper digitisation projects through the the SLNSW’s Country Libraries Fund grants and other local funding. The SLSA also provided information and support to two South Australian groups. The SLV has provided advice to numerous local libraries and societies on how to preserve and digitise their local newspapers.

The blog titled "SCOOP: State Library delivers the news...newspaper digitisation going viral!" was posted on the SLNSW Public Library Local History site on 28 March 2013. The SLQ writes and publishes blog stories to promote new Queensland content as released; digitised newspapers are also often referred to and linked to as sources of information in blog stories on various topics.

The ten millionth newspaper page delivered on Trove in June 2013 was publicly announced by the NLA with a media release and social media—a blog posting and activity on Facebook and Twitter. A special banner announcing the ten millionth page was placed on the NLA’s home page. Coverage ranged from an article in the The Australian, The Canberra Times and PS News to stories in the Central Western Daily newspaper in Orange and the Western Herald in Bourke among others. The Trove milestone announcement was the result of collaboration across a number of areas within the NLA, the SLNSW and Central West Libraries in Orange. Thirty thousand Australians were reached on social media and one and a half thousand people clicked through to read the blogpost in full.

ANPlan libraries have also been active in participating in events associated with Digitised newspapers on Trove organised by contributors. The NSW State Librarian, Alex Byrne and Minister for the Arts, George Souris spoke at the launch of the digitised Singleton Argus at the Singleton Public Library on 2 November 2012. Jerelynn Brown launched the first newspaper digitised with funding from the SLNSW’s Digital Excellence Program and live on Trove, the Cessnock eagle and South Maitland recorder at Cessnock City Council Library on 20 May 2013. The NLA and SLNSW attended an event on 23 May 2013 to celebrate of the completion of Goulburn Mulwaree & Upper Lachlan Shire Libraries' newspapers digitisation project to make accessible through Trove the Argyle Liberal and District Recorder (1903-1930), Goulburn Chronicle and Southern Advertiser (1860), Southern Argus (1881-1885), Taralga Echo (1924-1927), Southern Morning Herald (1920-1923), Werriwa Times and Goulburn District News (Aug-Dec 1901).

Further publicity for digitised newspapers on Trove has been through a number of newspaper articles. These have included the Forbes Advocate (27 March 2013) which was digitised through a Central West Libraries initiated project and the Narromine News (5 April 2013; about digitisation of Narromine News and Trangie Advocate). An article on ANPlan, the ANDP and the 10 millionth digitised newspaper page milestone appeared in Newspaper Works (14 June 2013), a publication of PANPA, the Newspaper Publishers' Association, and featured a contributor project in which a publisher partnered with local organisations.[3] A story about the digitisation of Meie Kodu appeared in Estonian World Review (27 April 2013).[4] An article about the digitisation of the Bunyip appeared in this newspaper on 22 May 2013.

The NLA continues to update its website with information supplied by ANPlan libraries (through the Annual Report process) and with updated documents and news items. This year, NSLA has created an ANPlan project page - http://www.nsla.org.au/projects/anplan which will be populated in the coming year.

The NLA and SLQ continue to receive and respond to search and rescue enquiries from members of the public. The SLQ promotes this campaign through public lectures, the Local Studies Discussion list set up to communicate with the local studies community in libraries in Queensland, and historical societies.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

That the report be noted.

 


[2] Guidelines for cataloguing remote access electronic resources,  http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/training-support/manuals-guides/e-resources-guide/

[3]‘Newspapers make history with 10 millionth milestone’, Newspaper Publishers’ Association PANPA, The Newspaper Works, 14 Jun. 2013,  http://panpa.org.au/2013/06/newspapers-make-history-with-10-millionth-milestone/

[4] ‘Where did you buy Estonian black bread ‘must leib’ in Sydney in 1953?’ Estonian World Review, 27 Apr. 2013 Meie Kodu, http://www.eesti.ca/where-did-you-buy-estonian-black-bread-must-leib-in-sydney-in-1953/article39221

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix A - Five Year Plan

Established in the early 1990s, the Australian Newspaper Plan (ANPlan) aims to ensure that newspapers published in Australia are collected and preserved for permanent access.

ANPlan is a cooperative initiative of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA). It relies on collaboration between Australia's national, state and territory libraries. The National Library of New Zealand has observer status.

Under ANPlan, primary responsibility for a newspaper rests with the ANPlan library in the state or territory of the newspaper's origin. The National Library of Australia shares responsibility for ACT newspapers with the ACT Heritage Library and has assumed responsibility for a number of newspapers that are national in scope, coverage and distribution.[1]

The Australian partners report to NSLA annually against a set of Key Indicators in the areas of collecting, preserving and providing access to newspapers. ANPlan’s second Five Year Plan (2010-1015) is intended to provide impetus to ANPlan libraries’ endeavours in those areas which are not currently well met. It is also intended to provide focus to current efforts to address certain key ‘at risk’ newspapers and to ANPlan libraries’ outreach activities.

A minor review was undertaken in early 2013 and actions related to digital collecting were added.

COLLECT

ANPlan libraries will continue to enlist the help of community groups and the public in finding missing newspapers. The following goals have been identified for July 2010 – June 2015:

  1. To identify all Australian newspapers which are entirely missing, in any format, from the national collection held within the ANPlan libraries, or for which substantial portions are missing.

  2. To investigate the technical and access issues associated with collecting the following two categories of Australian digital newspapers, for both their full-text content and the “look-and-feel”:

    1. digital newspapers which are not associated with a printed version (see Appendix 2). This action will likely involve a collaboration with web archiving staff in each of the ANPlan libraries;

    2. pre-press digital files used for production of hard copy newspapers; and keeping a ‘watching brief’ on those categories of Australian digital newspapers and news material which are not currently being addressed through ANPlan.

PRESERVE

For some ANPlan libraries, preservation microfilming remains a key strategy for preserving permanent access to Australian newspapers. ANPlan libraries will continue to preserve their newspaper collections through preservation microfilming, re-filming poorly filmed material, copying from acetate microfilm to stable polyester microfilm, computer output microfilming as well as through digitisation.

ANPlan libraries will aim to store all newspapers (hard copy and microform masters) under optimal physical and environmental conditions to preserve ongoing access and take steps to ensure permanent access to those newspapers whose microfilm preservation masters are not currently owned by the ANPlan libraries responsible for these titles (e.g. by ensuring that there are catalogue records for these titles or by negotiating transfer of custody).

The following preservation goals have been identified for July 2010 – June 2015:

3. To preserve, for permanent access, the significant ‘at risk’ newspapers listed (in the Appendix 4 of this document).

4.     To develop guidelines for the storage of newspapers which outline the impact of environmental conditions on the longevity of newspapers and which include critical factors which influence libraries’ ability to provide permanent access to newspapers.

5.     To develop guidelines and standards for digitising newspapers for preservation purposes and to influence the development and promote the adoption of best practice guidelines in digital preservation to ensure  permanent access to digitised and digital newspapers.

ACCESS

To ensure that Australian newspapers are universally accessible, ANPlan libraries will endeavour to catalogue all newspapers (hard copy, all generations of microfilm, digitised and digital) onto the national bibliographic database, including detailed and up-to-date holdings information.

The following goals relating to newspaper access have been identified for July 2010 – June 2015:

6. To ensure that all generations of newspaper microfilm titles which ANPlan libraries hold responsibility for are catalogued onto the national bibliographic database, according to the microform cataloguing guidelines developed by ANPlan libraries in 2006, with holdings attached to the correct format and generation.

7. To ensure that all digitised newspapers are catalogued onto the national bibliographic database, according to the Guidelines for Cataloguing Remote Electronic Resources.

8. To provide and maintain digital access to those titles and corresponding date ranges listed in the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program, Phase 1.

9. To contribute all digitised newspaper content to digitised newspapers on Trove as outlined in the National Library’s Contributor Guidelines.

OUTREACH

ANPlan libraries will continue to participate, as they are able, to raise awareness in the community of the role of libraries in collecting, preserving and providing access to newspapers.

The following goal relating to outreach has been identified for July 2010 – June 2015:

10. ANPlan libraries will work through their networks with public libraries to raise awareness of and knowledge about the national infrastructure which exists for collecting, preserving and providing access to Australian newspapers including how to contribute to and use Digitised newspapers on Trove. ANPlan libraries will play a key role in facilitating contributions from local libraries and organisations to the service, as outlined in the Contributor Guidelines, and in raising awareness of funding strategies that may be available for newspaper digitisation projects.

APPENDIX 1: DEFINITION OF A NEWSPAPER

A newspaper is a serial publication which contains news on current events of special or general interest. The individual parts are listed chronologically or numerically and appear frequently, usually at least once a week but sometimes fortnightly or monthly.

Traditionally newspapers are printed on newsprint paper, usually appear without a cover, folded rather than bound together, with a masthead, and are normally larger than 297 mm x 420 mm in size. They may include supplements such as colour magazines, or other inserts for special features or events. [2] [3]

With the advent of digital publishing, digital newspapers are being produced, and are increasingly popular while readership of print newspapers is generally in decline[4]. A digital newspaper is a newspaper created digitally (i.e. born digital) and available online via the Internet.[5] Digital newspapers may be accessed as apps on mobile devices. Digital newspapers are often in the form of integrating resources, with new material integrated into the resource and older content being removed; or they may be serial publications.

Digital newspapers include:[6] [7]

  • pre-press digital files used for production of hard copy newspapers;
  • digital editions of hard-copy newspapers. Differences between these editions and the corresponding printed version of the newspaper are generally:
    • continuous stream of content and updates;
    • updates not in editions but headline by headline, article by article;
    • incorporation of multimedia video, audio and other dynamic content;
    • content sourced widely which may include:
      • locally produced or syndicated content;
      • third party-produced content and applications;
      • reader or user-produced content.

They may be accessed through apps on mobile devices.

  • online newspapers that do not have a printed version, or no longer have a printed version.

Rapid changes in the news environment have created considerable complexity in the way news is distributed and accessed. There are news services that compile news from external services (e.g. news.google.com.au); journalism websites (e.g. The Global Mail); and news websites which are not associated with a printed newspaper but may be associated with some other media entity (e.g. ABC news website; Yahoo! 7 news).

 APPENDIX 2: DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS WHICH DO NOT HAVE A PRINTED VERSION

New South Wales

South Australia

Victoria

APPENDIX 3: DEFINITION OF AN ‘AT RISK’ NEWSPAPER

A newspaper which has not been microfilmed may be considered to be ‘at risk’ if the hardcopy:

  • is not held within an ANPlan library
  • is in poor condition at risk of losing information; and
  • is a unique set or all other sets are in the same condition;
  • is heavily used; or
  • is inadequately stored.

If the newspaper title has been microfilmed and the microfilm:

  • is incomplete,
  • is of poor quality,
  • is subject to deterioration – e.g. on acetate,
  • does not exist on 3 generations,
  • master is not stored optimally – e.g. is not held by an ANPlan library,

the newspaper may also be considered to be ‘at risk’.

 

APPENDIX 4: SIGNIFICANT ‘AT RISK’ NEWSPAPERS

Titles nominated in 2010

  • Blyth Agriculturalist 1912-1969 (State Library of South Australia; SLSA)
  • Copper Age 1906-1908 (SLSA)
  • Daily Herald 1910-1924 (SLSA)
  • Evening Journal/Journal/Saturday Journal 1869-1923 (SLSA)
  • Glenelg Guardian 1914-1936 (SLSA)
  • Jamestown Star and Farmers' Journal 1903-1946 (SLSA)
  • Mining Standard 1904-1909 (SLSA)
  • South Australian [South Australian Liberal Federation] 1925-1929 (SLSA)
  • South Australian Times 1883-1885 (SLSA)
  • Transcontinental January-June 1951 (SLSA)
  • Wakefield Sun 1910-1912 (SLSA)
  • West Australian 1955-1972 (State Library of Western Australia; SLWA)
  • West Suburban Echo 1923-1924 (SLSA)
  • West Torrens Gazette 1913-1914 (SLSA)

Titles nominated in 2011

  • Adelaide Aeroplane 1919-1920 (SLSA)
  • Adelaide City Reporter 1984 (SLSA)
  • Adelaide Echo 1877 (SLSA)
  • Adelaide Electric Tramways Journal 1911 (SLSA)
  • Adelaide Times 1984 (SLSA)
  • Adelaide Truth, the People's Popular Paper, to no Party Tied 1906 (SLSA)
  • Arab Orient 1979 (SLSA)
  • Ardrossan News 1911 (SLSA)
  • Bridge Mercury 1984-1986 (SLSA)
  • Broughton Echo 1887-1888 (SLSA)
  • City of Adelaide Times 1955 (SLSA)
  • Clarion 1980 (SLSA)
  • Deltion Pharoy 1935- 1936 (SLSA)
  • Desert Sun (Port Pirie, SA) 1973-1974 (SLSA)
  • Direct Action 1928-1930 (SLSA)
  • District Reflector 1921-1922 (SLSA)
  • Eagle 1894 (SLSA)
  • East Suburban Advocate 1919 (SLSA)
  • Eastern Star 1937 (SLSA)
  • Eastern Trader 1925 (SLSA)
  • Enfield - Prospect Gazette 1986-1987 (SLSA)
  • Free Press 1895 (SLSA)
  • Gateway 1946 (SLSA)
  • Glenelg News Pictorial 1964 (SLSA)
  • Hamley Bridge Express 1908 (SLSA)
  • Hausfreund 1894 (SLSA)
  • Illustrated Sport and Drama 1894 (SLSA)
  • Industrial Solidarity 1920 (SLSA)
  • Lameroo Weekly News 1922 (SLSA)
  • McMahon News 1923 (SLSA)
  • Mining Review and Investors Guide 1896 (SLSA)
  • Mod Scene 65 1965 (SLSA)
  • Nation 1981 (SLSA)
  • New Adelaide Gazette 1933 (SLSA)
  • Northern Districts Souvenir 1930 (SLSA)
  • Norwood Advocate 1919 (SLSA)
  • Norwood Standard 1908 (SLSA)
  • Our Times 1968 (SLSA)
  • Port Adelaide Gazette 1930 (SLSA)
  • Port Adelaide Post Shipping Gazette, Farmers and Commercial Register 1876 (SLSA)
  • Port Broughton Echo 1887 (SLSA)
  • Pt Wakefield Times and Balaklava, Hoyleton Blyth and Lochiel Advertiser 1876 (SLSA)
  • Question Mark Newspaper 1988 (SLSA)
  • Ratepayer 1939 (SLSA)
  • Review 1871 (SLSA)
  • SA Scottish Standard 1966-1967 (SLSA)
  • South Australian Bulletin 1898 (SLSA)
  • South Coast News 1965 (SLSA)
  • South Coast Sports News 1969 (SLSA)
  • South Sider (Panorama, SA) 1985 (SLSA)
  • Southern Freeman (Port Elliot, SA) 1889 (SLSA)
  • Southern Star 1894 (SLSA)
  • Southern Suburban Recorder 1928 (SLSA)
  • Sporting Bulletin 1898-1899 (SLSA)
  • Standard 1894, 1896 (SLSA)
  • Star (Stirling, SA) 1983 (SLSA)
  • Sturt Telephone 1894 (SLSA)
  • Sunday Mail 1985-1991 (SLSA)
  • Sunday Times 1904 (SLSA)
  • Teetulpa News and Golden Age 1887 (SLSA)
  • Thursday Review - A Weekly Journal of Politics, Literature, Science and Art 1860-1861 (SLSA)
  • Traders' Courier and Free Lance 1878-1879 (SLSA)
  • Tribune 1875-1876 (SLSA)
  • Truth  1890 (SLSA)
  • Truth 1915-1917 (SLSA)
  • Truth 1928, 1934 (SLSA)
  • Turf Review 1937 (SLSA)
  • Unley Review 1919-1920 (SLSA)
  • Voice of Pontos 1983 (SLSA)
  • Warrigal Review ('Being an account of the Voyage of the Steam Troopship Warrigal from Adelaide to Durban, 4th to 27 April, 1901') (Natal, South Africa) 1901 (SLSA)
  • Weekly Mail 1863 (SLSA)
  • Western People and Tumby Bay Times 1912 (1901)
  • Western Times 1924 (SLSA)
  • Willunga Bulletin 1909 (SLSA)

Titles nominated in 2013

  • Adelaide Hills producer and gazette (Stirling West) 1931-1932 (SLSA)
  • Adelaide News (Adelaide) Aug 1920-Apr 1921 (SLSA)
  • Area express (Cleve) 1959-1960 (SLSA)
  • Area express and farmers journal (Booyoolee) 1929-1948 (SLSA)
  • Broughton Star (Snowtown) 1909-1912 (SLSA)
  • Challenger (Port Lincoln) 1932-1934 (SLSA)
  • Christian Colonist(Adelaide)1878-1894 (SLSA)
  • City of Moorabbin News (Cheltenham/Moorabin) 1950-1976 (SLV)
  • Clarion (Yorketown) Jun 1902-May 1931 (SLSA)
  • Croydon mail and Mount Dandenong advertiser (Ringwood) 1924-1939 (SLV)
  • Daylight (Adelaide) 1919-1928 (SLSA)
  • Evening Post (Adelaide)Feb 1909-Jun 1913 (SLSA)
  • Examiner (Kilmore) 1858-1867 (SLV)
  • Express (Adelaide)1946-1951 (SLSA)
  • Express and Journal (Adelaide)1929-1945 (SLSA)
  • Express and Telegraph war edition (Adelaide)1916-1917 (SLSA)
  • Farmer (Moonta) 1933-1947 (SLSA)
  • Footscray Mail (Footscray) 1924-1994 (SLV)
  • Glenelg Leader (Glenelg) 1938-1940 (SLSA)
  • Glenelg news, Brighton and Seacliff advocate/Glenelg News (Glenelg) 1923-1924 (SLSA)
  • Jeparit Leader (Jeparit) 1893-1988 (SLV)
  • Journal (Adelaide) 1912-1923 (SLSA)
  • Korumburra Times (Korumburra) 1892-1973 (SLV)
  • Liberal leader (Adelaide) 1918-1925 (SLSA)
  • Maffra Spectator (Maffra) 1921-1981 (SLV)
  • Mid north courier (Riverton) 1928-1942 (SLSA)
  • Moira Independent (Moira) 1883-1938 (SLV)
  • Mordialloc City News (Mordialloc) 1926-1966 (SLV)
  • New Adelaide News (Adelaide) 1919-1921 (SLSA)
  • Northern district times (North Adelaide) 1937-1938 (SLSA)
  • Northern Review 1949-1970 (SLSA)
  • Northern sportsman (Rose Park) 1924-1931 (SLSA)
  • Norwood News (Norwood) 1927-1928 (SLSA)
  • Oakleigh and Caulfield Times (Oakleigh) 1923-1965 (SLV)
  • Orroroo enterprise (Orroroo) 1935-1970 (SLSA)
  • Pasquin 1867-1870 (SLSA)
  • Rochester Irrigator (Rochester) 1912-1969 (SLV)
  • Quiz/Quiz and the Sporting Life (Adelaide) 1910-1914 (SLSA)
  • Sandringham News (Sandringham) 1946-1971 (SLV)
  • Saturday express (Adelaide)1914-1929 (SLSA)
  • Seymour Telegraph (Seymour) 1890-1955 (SLV)
  • Shepparton Advertiser (Shepparton) 1921-1953 (SLV)
  • South Australian farmer (Moonta) 1948-1968 (SLSA)
  • South Australian Sentinel (Adelaide) Oct 1886-Nov 1889 (SLSA)
  • South Australian Weekly dispatch (Adelaide)1853-1855 (SLSA)
  • South Australian worker (Adelaide) 1924-1959 (SLSA)
  • Southern Yorkes Peninsula Clarion (Yorketown) Feb-May 1902 (SLSA)
  • Southerner (Woodside) 1905-1906 (SLSA)
  • Stawell Times (Stawell) 1888-1961 (SLV)
  • Unley City Star (Unley) 1938-1940 (SLSA)
  • Wallaroo wheatsheaf (Wallaroo) 1911-1921 (SLSA)
  • Warragul Guardian (Warragul) 1901-1974 (SLV)
  • Weekly news, sports record and licenced victuallers gazette/Weekly News (Adelaide) 1903-1918 (SLSA)
  • Welfare times (Adelaide) 1924-1925 (SLSA)
  • West Adelaide News (Adelaide) Apr 1921 - Dec 1921 (SLSA)
  • Western Mail (Ceduna) 1928-1930 (SLSA)
  • West Torrens News (Adelaide)Sep 1912, 1919-1921 (SLSA)
  • Yorkes Peninsula farmer (Moonta) 1923-1933 (SLSA)

[1] Australian (national edition), Australian Financial Review, National Times, Nation Review and Independent Monthly.

[2] International Organization for Standardization (ISO) definition of a newspaper quoted in CONSER Cataloguing Manual (Library of Congress, 2002 edition, updated to 2006), 33.1 What is a newspaper?

[3] This definition includes:

  • all general interest newspapers mainly reporting events that have occurred within the 24-hour period before going to press;
  • non-daily general interest newspapers (e.g. local and neighbourhood newspapers) that provide news covering a longer period of time, and also serve their readers as a primary source of general information due to their local origin;
  • newspapers that contain current news of special interest, in addition to general information, and are targeted to clearly identified groups. More common types of special interest newspapers include those directed to ethnic or racial groups, labour unions, farming community, religious groups, and political groups;

and excludes:

  • newsletter publications that are intended to report only news of a particular organisation or institution, or that are specifically limited to coverage of a business, industry, craft, market, etc.;
  • shoppers and other publications issued primarily for advertising purposes (CONSER Cataloguing Manual (Library of Congress, 2002 edition, updated to 2006), 33.1 What is a newspaper?).

[4] ‘Future of Journalism’, CQ Researcher, March 27, 2009, Vol 19, No. 12, pp. 273-296, CQ Press; and

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, ‘Life in the Clickstream II The Future of Journalism’ December 2010; http://www.thefutureofjournalism.org.au/foj_report_vii.pdf, accessed 1 February 2013.

[5] National and State Libraries Australasia Digital Collecting Framework, 2013, Appendix Two: Definitions table.

[6] Preserving News in the Digital Environment: Mapping the Newspaper Industry in Transition. A Report from the Center for Research Libraries, April 27, 2011, http://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/pages/LCreport_final.pdf, accessed 22 January 2012.

[7] National and State Libraries Australasia Digital Collecting Framework, 2013, Appendix Two: Definitions table.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix B

Appendix B: Significant newspaper finds in 2012/13

  • Adelaide Observer 1851 Early country editions have been found for 14 Jun. and 19 Jul. 1851 (no other country editions are held by SLSA for this title).
  • The Bay advocate (Batemans Bay, NSW: South Coast & Tablelands Magazine) 5 Jan. 1979-26 Mar. 1982 (4 reels) SLNSW.
  • The Bega standard and Candelo, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Wolumla, and General Advertiser 1883-1885 donated by Bega Valley Shire Library to the SLNSW.
  • The Branxton Advocate, Greta and Rothbury Reporter 4 Mar 1916 (1 reel) SLNSW.
  • South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail 1875 Fourteen missing pages of the 2 Jan. 1875 issue will be filmed and scanned by the SLSA.
  • Suburban Oct. 1992-Jun. 1996 NTL.
  • Suburban (Palmerston Ed.) Dec. 1995-Jun. 1996 NTL.
  • Süd-Australische Zeitung Missing supplements have been found for 11 Nov. 1864 and 10, 17 and 24 Feb. 1865 which the SLSA will film and scan.
  • The Temora Independent 10 Nov. 1894 anonymously donated to the SLNSW.
  • Weekly Dispatch 1856 One issue (24 May 1856) to SLSA.
  • Weekly Mail 1864 One issue (5 Mar. 1864) to SLSA.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix C

Appendix C: Newspaper titles which have (a) commenced and (b) ceased publication from July 2012 to June 2013

(a)  Commenced[1]

New South Wales

  • Nepean news (St. Clair, NSW; 2012-)
  • Wyong regional chronicle (Wyong, NSW 6 Aug. 2012-)
  • Newspaper with changed title:
  • Boka Cropress (Liverpool, NSW; 2012-) was Nova hrvatska.

Queensland

  • Mackay Telegraph (30 Nov. 2012-)
  • Toowoomba Telegraph (13 Oct. 2012-)

South Australia

  • Northern Messenger (Oct. 2012-) 
  • Two Wells & Districts Echo (Jul. 2012-)

Victoria

  • Bayside review local, (Sandringham; 25 Jul. 2012-)
  • Boroondara review local, (Camberwell; 25 Jul. 2012-)
  • Chelsea Mordialloc news (7 Aug. 2012-)
  • Mt. Buller news (Mt. Buller 7 Jun. 2013-)
  • Port Phillip review local (St. Kilda; 25 Jul. 2012-)
  • Weekly review, Greater Geelong, (Geelong; 15 Nov. 2012-)
  • Weekly review South East, (Caulfield; 25 Jul. 2012-)
  • Star, Melton (Melton; 4 Sep. 2012-)
  • Stonnington review local (Malvern; 25 Jul. 2012-)

Western Australia

  • Clive Street Chronicle (Aug. 2012-)
  • Cottesloe Appeal (Nov. 2012-)
  • Harvey Mail (1 May 2013-)
  • Murray Mail (30 Apr. 2013-)

(b)  Ceased

New South Wales[2]

  • Coffs Coast independent (ceased 2012)
  • The Lower Hunter weekend star (ceased 2012)
  • The Maltese herald (ceased 2013)
  • Northside (Lindfield, NSW) (ceased 2012)
  • Warren advocate (ceased 2012)
  • Newspaper with changed title:
  • Nova hrvatska = New Croatia (ceased 2012) became Boka Cropress (Liverpool, NSW; 2012-)

Queensland

  • Beaches & Valleys Sun (ceased 16 Jan. 2013)
  • City News (Brisbane; ceased 14 Feb. 2013)
  • Gold Coast Bulletin, Tweed edition (ceased Apr. 2013)
  • Independent (Brisbane; ceased 22 Aug. 2012)
  • Logan West Leader (ceased 22 May 2013)
  • Moranbah & District Advertiser (ceased 20 Mar. 2013)
  • Northern Beaches Advertiser (ceased 15 Mar. 2013)
  • Northern Times (Caboolture ed.) and (Pine Rivers ed.) (ceased 14 Jun. 2013)
  • Queensland Telegraph (Rockhampton; ceased 22 Jun. 2013)
  • Roundabout Magazine (Area A) and (Area B) (ceased Nov. 2012)
  • Sarina & District Advertiser (ceased 20 Mar. 2013)
  • Stanley River Herald (ceased 20 July 2012)
  • Walkerston & Valley Advertiser (ceased 8 March 2013)

South Australia

  • Mid North Broadcaster (Burra; ceased 26 Jun. 2013)
  • Riverland Weekly (Berri; ceased 28 Mar. 2013)

Tasmania

  • East Coast news (St Helens; ceased Mar. 2013)
  • Kentish chronicle (Sheffield; ceased May 2013)
  • Launceston Times (ceased Mar. 2013)
  • Meander Valley News (Launceston; ceased Mar. 2013)
  • Mercury (Northern ed.; ceased approx. Aug. 2012)
  • Northern Midland news (Launceston; ceased Mar. 2013)
  • Tamar Times (George Town; ceased Mar. 2013)
  • Western herald (Rosebery; ceased Apr. 2013)

Victoria[3]

  • The Age (Metro ed.; Melbourne; ceased 31 Mar. 2013)
  • Ballarat news (Ballarat; ceased 30 Jan. 2013)
  • Casey weekly (Berwick; ceased 18 Jun. 2013)
  • Casey weekly (Cranbourne ed.; ceased 17 Jun. 2013)
  • Frankston weekly (Frankston; ceased 18 Jun. 2013)
  • Geelong times (Geelong; ceased 7 Nov. 2012)
  • Knox weekly (Boronia; ceased 19 Jun. 2013)
  • Maroondah & Yarra Ranges weekly (Croydon; ceased 18 Jun 2013)
  • Moerben ribao huang ye = Melbourne daily yellow pages (Melbourne; ceased 5 Apr. 2013)
  • Monash weekly (Glen Waverley; ceased 17 June 2013)
  • Northern star property plus (Broadmeadows; ceased 16 Apr. 2013)
  • Peninsula weekly (Mornington; ceased 19 Jun. 2013)
  • Seymour Nagambie advertiser (Seymour; ceased 16 Apr. 2013)

[1]NSW newspaper titles commencing in 2011/12 but not reported last year: The Engadine district pictorial news (Engadine, NSW Feb. 19, 2012-) and Hunter Valley & North Coast town and country (Taree, NSW Jun. 2012-)

Queensland newspaper titles commencing in 2011/12 but acquired by the SLQ for the first time in 2012/13 were: Noosa today May 2012- (SLQ holds 14 Feb. 2013-), Queensland Telegraph (Rockhampton 9 Jun. 2012-).

Newspaper titles acquired by the SLNSW for the first time in 2012/13 were: The Bay advocate (Batemans Bay, NSW: South Coast & Southern Tablelands Magazine), Bowraville guardian and Nambucca gazette (Bowraville, NSW), The Branxton advocate, Greta and Rothbury reporter (Branxton, NSW), City times (Sydney, NSW), Hawkesbury District Independent News (Hawkesbury, NSW), Kan Zhongguo=Vision China times (Mascot, NSW), The Tamworth advertiser (West Tamworth, NSW), Thai media (West Ryde, NSW).

[2] Le Courrier australien, The Engadine district news, Hunter Valley Town and Country Leader, Kiama advertiser, North Coast Town and Country, Shellharbour advertiser and The Tweed Shire echo (replaced by the online http://www.echonetdaily.net.au) ceased in 2011/12 but were not previously reported.

[3] Bollywood times (Melbourne; ceased Feb. 2012) ceased in the 2011/2012 financial year was not reported last year.

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix D

Appendix D: Digital newspapers collected and managed for permanent access

  1. a.     Digital newspapers not associated with a printed version

NTL

  • Eylandt Echo
  • Galiwin’kupuy Dhawu
  • Wagaitear
  1. b.    Pre-press digital files used for production of hard copy newspapers

LTas

  • Bicheno forward (2013-)
  • Clarence Plains talking (Rokeby, 2010-)
  • Dulverton chronicle (Oatlands, 2007)
  • Great Oyster Bay community news (Swansea, 2012 -)
  • Huon crier: Cygnet community news (2012-)
  • In the city (Launceston, 2011)
  • Midlands herald (Campbell Town, 2011-)
  • Roundabout Sorell (2010)
  • Southern Midlands news (Tunbridge, 2011-2012)

NTL

  • Centralian Advocate (03/03/2006 -)
  • Northern Territory News (27/11/2009-)
  • Sunday Territorian (27/11/2009-)
  • Darwin Sun, Palmerston Sun and Litchfield Sun (17/12/2008-)

SLSA

  • Port Lincoln Times (2012)

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix E

Appendix E: Newspaper titles microfilmed in 2012/13

LTas

Routinely microfilmed titles

  • Circular Head chronicle (Smithton) 2009-2010 (2 reels)
  • Eastern Shore sun (Rosny) 2008-2009 (1 reel)
  • The gazette (New Norfolk) 2009-2010 (2 reels)
  • Glenorchy gazette 2008-2009 (1 reel)
  • Huon Valley news (Franklin) 2009-2010 (2 reels) 
  • Island news (Whitemark) 2009-2011 (3 reels)
  • Kentish chronicle (Sheffield) 2007-2009 (1 reel)
  • King Island courier (Currie) 2009-2011 (1 reel)
  • Tasmanian country (Hobart) 2008-2010 (3 reels)
  • Tasmanian senior (Launceston) 2004-2008 (1 reel)
  • Tasmanian travelways (Launceston) 2004-2010 (2 reels)
  • Togatus (Hobart) 2006-2010 (1 reel)
  • Trading post (Launceston) 2008-2009 (4 reels)
  • The Valley and East Coast voice (St Marys) 2001-2010 (2 reels)
  • Western herald (Rosebery) 2008-2011 (1 reel)

NLA

National Titles

  • The Living Daylights, Oct. 1973-April 1974 (1 reel) issues borrowed from SLNSW to fill gaps
  • Nation (Sydney, NSW), 26 Sep. 1958-22 Jul. 1972 (7 reels) issues borrowed from SLNSW to fill gaps
  • Nation (Melbourne, Victoria), Nov. 1981 & Feb./Mar. 1982 (1 reel)
  • Sunday Observer, 14 Sep. 1969-7 Mar. 1971 (3 reels)

ACT Titles

  • The Carillon : newspaper of the Canberra Technical College Union Incorporated Jun. 1976-Jun 1979 (1 reel)
  • City Chronicle, 2003-2004 (4 reels)
  • Gungahlin Chronicle, 1995-2003 (23 reels)
  • North Canberra Community News, 7 Mar., 2 May, 16, 21 & 27 Jun., 25 Jul. 1983 (1 reel)
  • Northside Chronicle, 2010-2011 (6 reels)
  • Queanbeyan Chronicle 2010-2011 (6 reels)
  • Southside Chronicle 2010-2011 (6 reels)
  • Woden Valley Town Crier Mar 1987-Dec. 1988 (1 reel)

NTL

All current newspapers microfilmed up to and including Dec. 2012.

  • Northern Territory News (- 30 April 2013)
  • Suburban (Darwin Edition) (29 Oct. 1992-26 Jun.1996)
  • Suburban (Palmerston Edition) (7 Dec. 1995 – 26 Jun.1996) 

SLNSW

In addition to the systematic microfilming of all current newspapers, the following retrospective titles were filmed (26 reels): 

  • Adelong argus 22 Jan. 1924 (1 reel)
  • The Ardlethan-Beckom times 7 Aug. 1924-17 Apr. 1957 (1 reel)
  • The Bay advocate (Batemans Bay, NSW): South Coast & Southern Tablelands Magazine. 5 Jan. 1979-26 Mar. 1982 (4 reels)
  • The Bega standard and Candelo, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Wolumla, and general advertiser 1883-1885 (3 reels)
  • Berelan leader 16 Oct. 1924, Jan. 1927-Nov. 1927 (1 reel)
  • Bowraville guardian and Nambucca gazette (Bowraville, NSW) 23 Jul. 1955-2 Feb. 1956 (1 reel)
  • The Branxton advocate, Greta and Rothbury reporter (Branxton, NSW) 4 Mar. 1916 (1 reel)
  • Bungendore mirror Aug. 1977-1990 (1 reel)
  • Byron Bay advocate 12 Aug.-25 Nov. 1992, 27 Apr. 1994 (2 reels) donated by the Bathurst Library
  • City times (Sydney, NSW) 22 Jan., 5 & 12 Feb. 1959 (1 reel)
  • Cootamundra liberal 21 Jan., 3 Sep. 1924 (1 reel)
  • Cooma Monaro express 1990-Mar. 1992 (4 reels)
  • Hill End and Tambaroora times and miners' advocate 18 & 21Feb. 1874 (1 reel)
  • The Tamworth advertiser (West Tamworth, NSW) 7 Mar. 1968-20 Mar. 1969 (1 reel)
  • The Temora independent 10 Nov. 1894 (1 reel)
  • Temora star 2 May 1914; 13 Feb. 1933 (1 reel)
  • Western times (Bathurst, NSW) 16 Jun. 1988-12 Apr. 1990 (1 reel)

SLQ

Titles routinely microfilmed

  • Advocate (Ayr) Jan.-Dec. 2012 (3 reels)
  • Beaudesert Times Jan.-Dec. 2012 (3 reels)
  • Cairns Post Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013 (36 reels)
  • Central & North Burnett Times (Mundubbera) Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008 (4 reels)
  • Central Telegraph (Biloela) Jan.-Dec. 2011 (3 reels)
  • Daily Mercury (Mackay) Jan. 2012-Mar. 2013 (30 reels)
  • Daily News (Warwick) Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013 (12 reels)
  • Dalby Herald Jan.-Dec. 2011 (3 reels)
  • Fraser Coast Chronicle (Maryborough Edition) Apr. 2012-Jan. 2013 (20 reels)
  • Gold Coast Bulletin (Southport) Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013 (48 reels)
  • Gympie Times Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013 (12 reels)
  • Longreach Leader Jan.-Dec. 2012 (1 reel)
  • Mackay & Sarina Midweek Jan. 2005-Dec. 2010 (14 reels)
  • Midweek (Mackay) 28 Mar. 2007-16 Jul. 2008 (4 reels)
  • Nambour Weekly Jan.-Dec. 2011 (4 reels)
  • Newsmail (Bundaberg) Apr.-Dec. 2012 (18 reels)
  • North West Star (Mt Isa) Jan.-Dec. 2011 (8 reels)
  • Northern News (Brisbane) Jan.-Apr. 2005 (1 reel)
  • Observer (Home Hill) Jan.-Dec. 2012 (2 reels)
  • Pioneer News (Mackay) 7 Jan. 1993-3 Feb. 2006 (26 reels)
  • Queensland Times (Ipswich) Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013 (24 reels)
  • Rural Weekly (Central Queensland Ed.) Jan.-Dec. 2011 (1 reel)
  • Rural Weekly (Southern Edition) Jan.-Dec. 2011 (1 reel)
  • Sunshine Coast Citizen (Maroochydore) 1 Jan. 1997-23 Aug. 2000 (5 reels)
  • Sunshine Coast Daily Apr.-Dec. 2012 (27 reels)
  • Torres News Jan.-Dec. 2012 (1 reel)
  • Townsville Bulletin Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013 (36 reels)
  • UQ News (St Lucia) Feb. 2009-Dec. 2012 (1 reel)
  • Warrego Watchman Jan.-Dec. 2012 (1 reel)
  • Western Times (Charleville) Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012 (4 reels)

Titles filmed in addition to routinely microfilmed titles

  • Toowoomba Chronicle Sep. 1917-Dec. 1921 (26 reels)

SLSA

Titles routinely microfilmed

  • Advertiser 2013 (36 reels)
  • Sunday Mail 2013 (12 reels)
  • SA Messenger Press and regional newspaper titles -2011 (136 reels)
  • Port Lincoln Times - 2012 (4 reels) Pre-press files written to film using archive writer.

Titles filmed in addition to routinely microfilmed titles

  • Evening Journal Jan. 1869-10 Sep. 1912 (88 reels)
  • Hills and Valley Messenger 1990-1991 (1 reel)
  • Journal 11 Sep. 1912-Dec. 1914 (8 reels)
  • Mount Barker Courier 1970 (1 reel)
  • Southern Australian 1838-1839 (1 reel) Refilmed to include missing pages and to comply with current standards.

SLV

Routinely microfilmed titles

  • Herald Sun Jun. 2012-Mar. 2013 (49 reels)
  • Weekly Times May 2012-Feb. 2013 (5 reels)

Additional titles microfilmed

  • Advertiser (Bendigo) Jan. 2005-Dec. 2006 (24 reels)
  • Daylesford Herald Jul. 1883-Dec. 1884 (2 reels)
  • Kowree Advocate Oct. 1930-Dec. 1949 (6 reels)
  • Ringwood and Croydon Mail Jan. 1924-Dec. 1925 (part 1 reel)
  • Ringwood Mail and Warrandyte Gazette Jan. 1926-Dec. 1934 (4 reels)
  • Southern Cross Nov. 1874-Sep. 1928 (46 reels)

SLWA

  • All British Mar.-Apr. 1916 (1 reel)
  • Collie Mail Nov. 2005- Mar. 2006 (1 reel)
  • Corrigin Chronicle Nov. 1924-Nov. 1943 (9 reels)
  • Dowerin Guardian Dec. 1927-Jan. 1958 (15 reels)
  • Esperance Express Feb. 1996-Mar. 2006 (28 reels)
  • Harvey Chronicle Sep. 1915-Nov. 1916 (1 reel)
  • Koorda Record Jun. 1934-Jan. 1939 (2 reels)
  • Labor Vanguard Aug. 1911-Aug. 1916 (1 reel)
  • Magnet Mirror Jan. 1928-Jan. 1935 (4 reels)
  • Manganese Record Sep. 1928-Jul. 1941 (7 reels)
  • North Eastern Wheatbelt Tribune Aug. 1926-Sep. 1940 (6 reels)
  • Northern Producer Mar. 1928-Apr. 1947 (13 reels)
  • Post Oct. 1994-Jul. 1995 (3 reels)
  • Sparks Dec. 1916-Apr. 1919 (1 reel)
  • Sunday Times Dec. 2009-Dec. 2011 (51 reels)
  • Weekly Gazette Jan. 1940-Feb. 1946 (3 reels)
  • Wheatbelt Tribune and Koorda Record Sep. 1940-Aug. 1958 (10 reels)
  • York Advocate Oct.-Nov. 1915 (1 reel)

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix F

Appendix F: Newspapers digitised at 30 June 2013 which are accessible through Australian newspapers on Trove

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

  • Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925)
  • The Age (Queanbeyan, NSW : 1904 - 1907)
  • Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939)
  • Argyle Liberal and District Recorder (NSW : 1903 - 1930)
  • The Arrow (Sydney, NSW : 1896 - 1912)
  • Arrow (Sydney, NSW : 1916 - 1933)
  • Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1839 - 1843)
  • The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848)
  • The Australian Children's Newspaper (NSW : 1899 - 1900)
  • Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)
  • The Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser (NSW : 1873 - 1899)
  • Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954)
  • Bathurst Advocate (NSW : 1848 - 1849)
  • Bathurst Free Press (NSW : 1849 - 1851)
  • Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904)
  • The Bathurst Post (NSW : 1881 - 1922)
  • The Bathurst Times (NSW : 1909 - 1925)
  • The Bega Budget (NSW : 1905 - 1921)
  • The Bega Gazette and County of Auckland Advertiser (NSW : 1865)
  • The Bega Gazette and Eden District or Southern Coast Advertiser (NSW : 1865 - 1899)
  • Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle (NSW : 1860 - 1870)
  • Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 - 1860)
  • The Biz (Fairfield, NSW : 1928 - 1954)
  • The Blue Mountain Echo (NSW : 1909 - 1928)
  • The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW : 1903 - 1920)
  • Bowral and Robertson Free Press (NSW : 1901)
  • The Bowral Free Press (NSW : 1884)
  • Bowral Free Press (NSW : 1901 - 1906)
  • Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (NSW : 1884 - 1901)
  • Bowral Free Press and Mittagong, Burrawang and Kangaloon Advocate (NSW : 1883 - 1884)
  • The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal (NSW : 1888 - 1954)
  • Braidwood Independent (NSW : 1867)
  • The Burrowa News (NSW : 1874 - 1951)
  • The Byron Bay Record (NSW : 1902 - 1924)
  • The Campbelltown Herald (NSW : 1880 - 1919)
  • Canowindra Star and Eugowra News (NSW : 1910 - 1922)
  • The Carcoar Chronicle (NSW : 1863 - 1943)
  • The Castlereagh (Gilgandra, NSW : 1905 - 1907)
  • The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942)
  • The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW : 1913 - 1954)
  • Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1859)
  • Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915)
  • Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889)
  • The Cobar Herald (NSW : 1899 - 1914)
  • The Cobargo Chronicle (NSW : 1898 - 1944)
  • The Colonist (Sydney, NSW : 1835 - 1840)
  • Construction and Local Government Journal (NSW : 1913 - 1930)
  • The Corowa Chronicle (NSW : 1905 - 1928)
  • Cowra Free Press (NSW : 1911 - 1921)
  • The Cumberland Argus (Parramatta, NSW : 1950 - 1962)
  • The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950)
  • Daily Observer (Tamworth, NSW : 1917 - 1920)
  • The Dawn (Sydney, NSW : 1888 - 1905)
  • Delegate Argus (NSW : 1906 - 1943)
  • Delegate Argus and Border Post (NSW : 1895 - 1906)
  • Democrat (Lithgow, NSW : 1915 - 1916)
  • Direct Action (Sydney, NSW : 1914 - 1930)
  • The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1892 - 1954)
  • Eden Free Press and Eden District Advertiser (NSW : 1899)
  • Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875)
  • Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931)
  • Examiner (Kiama, NSW : 1859 - 1862)
  • The Farmer and Settler (NSW : 1906 - 1957)
  • Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 - 1921)
  • Forbes Times (NSW : 1912 - 1920)
  • Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932)
  • Gilgandra Weekly (NSW : 1915 - 1929)
  • Gilgandra Weekly (NSW : 1942 - 1955)
  • Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh (NSW : 1929 - 1942)
  • Globe (Sydney, NSW : 1885 - 1887)
  • Globe (Sydney, NSW : 1911 - 1914)
  • The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial (Sydney, NSW : 1914 - 1917)
  • Goulburn Chronicle and Southern Advertiser (NSW : 1860 - 1861)
  • Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940)
  • Goulburn Evening Post (NSW : 1940 - 1957)
  • Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1860 - 1864)
  • Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1907)
  • The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (NSW : 1864 - 1881)
  • The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (NSW : 1848 - 1859)
  • The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW : 1876 - 1948)
  • Hawkesbury Advocate (Windsor, NSW : 1899 - 1900)
  • Hawkesbury Chronicle and Farmers Advocate (Windsor, NSW : 1881 - 1888)
  • Hawkesbury Courier and Agricultural and General Advertiser (Windsor, NSW : 1844 - 1846)
  • Hawkesbury Herald (Windsor, NSW : 1902 - 1945)
  • Il Giornale Italiano (Sydney, NSW : 1932 - 1940)
  • Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1853 - 1872)
  • The Independent (Deniliquin, NSW : 1901 - 1946)
  • Irrigation Record (Leeton, NSW : 1913 - 1917)
  • Kiama Examiner (NSW : 1858 - 1859)
  • Kiama Independent (NSW : 1947 - 1954)
  • The Kiama Independent and Illawarra and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863)
  • The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947)
  • Kiama Reporter (NSW: 1886 - 1887)
  • The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947)
  • Labor News (Sydney, NSW : 1918 - 1924)
  • The Land (Sydney, NSW : 1911 - 1954)
  • The Leader (Liverpool, NSW : 1946 - 1949)
  • Leader (Orange, NSW : 1912 - 1922)
  • Liverpool Herald (NSW : 1897 - 1907)
  • Liverpool News (NSW : 1937 - 1941)
  • The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893)
  • The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser (NSW : 1862 - 1931)
  • Meie Kodu = Our Home (Sydney, NSW : 1949 - 1954)
  • The Mirror of Australia (Sydney, NSW : 1915 - 1917)
  • Molong Argus (NSW : 1909 - 1921)
  • Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (NSW : 1887 - 1954)
  • The Monitor (Sydney, NSW : 1826 - 1828)
  • Moree Gwydir Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1901 - 1940)
  • Morning Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1843 - 1846)
  • The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal (NSW : 1888 - 1915)
  • The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1929)
  • The Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW : 1898 - 1955)
  • Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953)
  • Narromine News and Trangie Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1956)
  • Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 - 1962)
  • The Newcastle Argus and District Advertiser (NSW : 1916)
  • The Newcastle Chronicle (NSW : 1866 - 1876)
  • The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People (Sydney, NSW : 1900 - 1918)
  • The Northern Daily Leader (Tamworth, NSW : 1921)
  • Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954)
  • The Peak Hill Express (NSW : 1902 - 1952)
  • The Picton Post (NSW : 1907 - 1954)
  • The Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950)
  • Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904)
  • Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1907 - 1915)
  • Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser (NSW : 1860 - 1867)
  • Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer (NSW : 1915 - 1927)
  • The Queanbeyan Leader (NSW : 1905 - 1916)
  • Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate (NSW : 1905 - 1927)
  • Reporter and Illawarra Journal (Kiama, NSW: 1887 - 1894)
  • Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic. : Moama, NSW : 1869 - 1954)
  • Robertson Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1923)
  • Saturday Referee and the Arrow (NSW : 1912 - 1916)
  • The Shoalhaven News and South Coast Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1891 - 1937)
  • The Shoalhaven News, Nowra (NSW : 1937)
  • Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954)
  • The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate (NSW : 1874 - 1880)
  • Southern Argus (Goulburn, NSW : 1881 - 1885)
  • The Southern Mail (Bowral, NSW : 1889 - 1954)
  • Southern Morning Herald (NSW : 1920 -1923)
  • The Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 - 1954)
  • The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 - 1953)
  • Sydney Chronicle (NSW : 1846 - 1848)
  • The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842)
  • The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842)
  • The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838)
  • The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (NSW : 1838 - 1841)
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
  • The Sydney Wool and Stock Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1917)
  • The Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW : 1911 - 1916)
  • Taralga Echo (NSW : 1924 - 1927)
  • The Tenterfield Intercolonial Courier and Fairfield and Wallangarra Advocate (NSW : 1900 - 1914)
  • Tocumwal Guardian and Riverina Echo (NSW : 1913 - 1918)
  • The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)
  • Twofold Bay and Maneroo Observer (NSW : 1860 - 1899)
  • Twofold Bay and Maneroo Telegraph (NSW : 1860)
  • Twofold Bay Telegraph (NSW : 1860)
  • The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard (NSW : 1913 - 1921)
  • The Voice of the North (NSW : 1918 - 1933)
  • Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1905)
  • Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter (NSW : 1868 - 1875)
  • Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866)
  • Watchman (Sydney, NSW : 1902 - 1926)
  • Werriwa Times and Goulburn District News (NSW : 1901)
  • Western Champion (Parkes, NSW : 1898 - 1934)
  • Western Herald (Bourke, NSW : 1887 - 1970)
  • Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954)
  • Windsor Express and Richmond Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1844)
  • The Wollondilly Press (NSW : 1906 - 1914)
  • The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette (NSW : 1900 - 1928)
  • Young Witness (NSW : 1915 - 1923)

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix G

Appendix G: Newspapers known to be digitised at 30 June 2013 which are not currently accessible through Australian newspapers on Trove

New South Wales

  • Koori Mail (1991-2011) available on the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website; catalogued onto NBD using metadata from the SLNSW’s Australian Indigenous Index.

Northern Territory

  • Centralian Advocate (1955+) permission for access in Alice Springs Public Library only; not catalogued onto the NBD.

Queensland

  • Bowen Independent (1865-2005) not catalogued on the NBD; available only through Bowen Historical Society & Museum on fee for service access.

South Australia

All titles listed below are currently stored on the SLSA’s electronic storage facility and are not catalogued on the SLSA catalogue or the NBD.

  • Bell's Life in Adelaide and Sporting Chronicle (April 1861-Mar 1862; 1 reel; approx 700 images)
  • County Light Times (1949-1951; 1 reel; approx 700 images)
  • Kingston Weekly (Mar 1946-Mar 1951; 2 reels; approx 2000 images)
  • Northern Districts Courier (Aug 1925-Dec 1927; 1 reel; approx 1000 images)
  • Northern Suburbs Weekly (Oct 1952-Dec 1961; 2 reels; approx 2000 images)
  • Port Wakefield Monitor (1915-1941; 9 reels; approx 9000 images)
  • Stanley Herald (1909-1948; 12 reels; approx 12,000 images)
  • Times (Victor Harbor) (Jan-Apr 1992) – local access at VHPL
  • Unley Welfare (Aug 1921-Oct 1924; 2 reels; approx 1400 images)
  • Unley Citizen and Suburban Chronicle (22 June 1906-27 Dec 1912; 3 reels; approx 2100 images)
  • Victor Harbor Times (1912-1986; 50 reels) – local access at VHPL

Tasmania

All titles listed below are currently available online but are not catalogued onto the NBD according to the Guidelines for Cataloguing Remote Electronic Resources:

  • Derwent Gazette (1953) accessible online; not catalogued onto NBD
  • Derwent Valley and Moonah News (1954) accessible online; not catalogued onto NBD
  • Tasmanian Mail (1890) accessible online; catalogued onto NBD
  • Weekly Courier (1901 - 1935) accessible online; catalogued onto NBD

Victoria

All these titles are on DVD, local restricted access only and are not catalogued onto the NBD.
Boort Standard (Jan 1890-Mar 1916, 1926-1951; 19 reels)

  • Buzz (1933-1948; 1 reel)
  • Carrum Borough Gazette (Nov 1922-Apr 1929; 2 reels)
  • Cheltenham Leader (Jul 1887-Jan 1902; 9 reels)
  • City Chelsea News (1931-1949; 6 reels)
  • Dandenong Journal (Sept 1965-Dec 1965; 1 reel)
  • Donald Times (Feb1882-July 1885; 3 reels)
  • Geelong Times (Oct 1874-1909) –Geelong Heritage Centre
  • Kyabram Free Press (Feb 1892-Dec 1920; 22 reels)
  • Kyabram Free Press and Rodney and Deakin Shire Advocate (Jan 1921-Dec 1962; 24 reels)
  • Lilydale Express (June 1886-Feb 1902; Jan 1936- June 1965; 18 reels)
  • Mentone & Moorabbin Chronicle (Mar 1890-Feb 1895; 2 reels)
  • Moorabbin News (April 1900-Dec 1950; 17 reels)
  • Nathalia Herald, (1884-1974, 30 reels)
  • Nhill Free Press (Oct 1882-Dec 1930; 39 reels)
  • Numurkah & Nathalia Leader (Apr 1895-Jun 1896; 1 reel)
  • Numurkah Leader (Mar 1884-Sep 1885; 1 reel)
  • Numurkah Standard (Jan 1882-Mar 1918; 25 reels)
  • Powlett Express (Nov 1909-Aug 1969; 21 reels)
  • Pyramid Hill Advertiser (Mar 1890-Jan 1971; 19 reels)
  • Riponshire Advocate (1919-1925; 7 reels; 1934-1994; 19 reels)
  • Riverine Herald (Echuca), (1863-1884, 23 reels)
  • Rochester Express (Jan 1874-April 1895; 5 reels)
  • St Arnaud Mercury (1864-1920; 46 reels)
  • San Remo Times (Feb 1896-Nov 1898; 1 reel)
  • Seaside News (Jul 1913-Dec 1922; 3 reels)
  • Southern Cross (Feb 1871-Jan 1908; 15 reels)
  • Violet Town Sentinel (1894-1920; 5 reels)
  • Warracknabeal Herald (1885-1967; 60 reels)
  • Western Port Times (Dec 1898-Aug 1910; 5 reels) 

Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2012-2013 - Appendix H

Appendix H: Newspapers for which first generation acetate masters have been replaced in 2012/13

New South Wales

  • The Armidale express 5 Apr. 1856-30 Dec. (198 reels)
  • The Bellingen courier-sun 11Jan. 1946-23 Dec. 2009 (41 reels)
  • The Bellinger courier-sun (12 reels)
  • Brunswick Byron advocate 30 Jan. 1965-18 Dec. 1968 (4 reels)
  • Central western daily 18 Jun. 1965-17 Nov. 1966 (9 reels)
  • Coffs Coast independent 5 May 2005-26 Nov. 2009 (3 reels)
  • Coffs Harbour advocate 12 Jan. 1907-30 Dec.1968 (60 reels)
  • The Coffs Harbour & district independent weekly 1996-2009 (16 reels)
  • Coonabarabran Times 1946-1969 (48 reels)
  • Daily examiner 1 Jan. 1915-31 Dec. 1968 (55 reels)
  • The Don Dorrigo gazette and Guy Fawkes advocate 12 Jan. 1912-23 Dec. 2009 (28 reels)
  • The Goondiwindi argus 21 Oct. 1960-3 Jul. 1969 (11 reels)
  • Gunnedah independent advertiser 1 Jan. 1923-4 Jun. 1964 (35 reels)
  • Hastings shire gazette 15 Jan 1941-19 Dec. 1968 (20 reels)
  • Macleay argus 24 Oct. 1885-31 Dec. 1968 (32 reels)
  • Manilla express 14 Jan. 1882-27 Jun. 1989 (74 reels)
  • Moree champion 1969-Jun. 1970 (3 reels)
  • Mullumbimby star 4 Oct. 1946-23 Dec. 1948 (3 reels)
  • The Nambucca and Bellinger news 12 Jan. 1912-21 Dec. 1945 (1 reels)
  • The Nambucca district news 1 Jan. 1947-28 Dec. 1961 (1 reels)
  • The Nambucca guardian news 18 Jan. 1967-23 May 1969 (3 reels)
  • Nambucca news : Bellingen chronicle 1 Jan. 1909-15 Dec. 1911 (2 reels)
  • Namoi valley independent 4 Jun. 1964-30 Dec. 1980 (18 reels)
  • Neucleus 1 Jan. 1947-31 Dec. 2005 (17 reels)
  • The New Englander 1 Sep. 1976-23 Dec. 1997 (16 reels)
  • The North western courier 31 Oct. 1946-28 Dec. 1967 (3 reels)
  • The Northern star 1 Jan. 1914-31 Dec. 1968 (142 reels)
  • The Raleigh sun 4 Jan. 1924-21 Dec. 1945 (25 reels)
  • The Scone advocate 12 Nov. 1946-23 Dec. 1969 (38 reels)
  • Star advocate 7 Jan. 1949-23 Dec. 1964 (16 reels)
  • The Tingha advocate and north-western advocate 20 Mar. 1914-24 Jun. 1932 (22 reels)
  • The Walcha news 16 Dec. 1932-17 Dec. 2009 (64 reels)
  • Warialda standard and northern districts' advertiser 10 Apr. 1900-2 Apr. 1951 (10 reels)
  • The Western herald 1 Jan. 1887-18 Dec. 1970 (48 reels)

Queensland

  • Bundaberg Star & Burnett River Times 7 Jan 1875–27 Dec 1879 (1 reel)
  • Charters Towers Mining Standard 20 Feb 1896-10 Mar 1904 (16 reels)
  • Cooktown Courier 18 Apr 1874–31 Dec 1879 (2 reels)
  • Dalby Leader & Downs Farmers & Graziers Gazette 16 Jan 1907–23 Nov 1907 (1 reel)
  • The Eagle 25 May 1895–21 Dec 1895 (1 reel)
  • Mungindi News 2 Apr 1898–25 Dec 1903; 1 Jan 1904 – 19 Dec 1907 (2 reels)
  • Northern Miner (Charters Towers) 10 Jan 1877–10 Nov 1900 (48 reels)
  • Planter & Farmer 1 Jan 1882–31 Dec 1891 (2 reels)
  • Progress 4 Feb 1899–26 Jan 1901 (2 reels)
  • Queensland Daily Guardian 7 Apr 1860–30 Jun 1868; 8 Feb 1883 – 7 Jun 1884 (13 reels)
  • RACQ Journal 12 Jul 1934–1 Jun 1935 (1 reel)
  • Ravenswood Miner 21 Oct 1871–17 Jan 1874 (1 reel)
  • Settler & South Queensland Pioneer (Toowoomba) 26 Jan 1895–31 Dec 1904 (2 reels)
  • Toowoomba Chronicle 4 Jul 1861–31 Dec 1892 (25 reels)
  • Towers Herald 2 Jun 1877–31 Dec 1879 (1 reel)
  • Weekly Herald 30 Jan 1864–20 Jun 1868 (5 reels)
  • Yank Down Under/Yank Far East 4 Aug 1944–26 Jan 1945 (1 reel)