Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2013-2014

ANPlan Annual Report 2013 - 2014 - Purpose and summary of progress

Purpose

The Australian Newspaper Plan (ANPlan) is a collaboration established by the National and State Libraries Australasia (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 report describes progress with ANPlan in 2013/14. 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)

Summary of progress

Significant achievements for 2013/14 include:

  • six significant newspaper finds (Key Indicator 1);

  • activity in the area of identifying missing newspapers, or newspapers with significant portions missing (Key Indicator 2; Five Year Plan);
  • a substantial increase in the number of digitised newspapers being made accessible on Trove (Key Indicator 5; Five Year Plan);
  • the completion of a project to transfer microfilm masters from the University of New England to the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) and replacing half of these reels with polyester reels. (Key Indicator 6; Five Year Plan) ;
  • the development of the Trove blog has enabled further publicity of ANPlan;
  • Major digitisation projects at the SLNSW (100 titles) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV) (97 titles) have contributed a total of 233 new titles to Trove this year.

ANPlan Annual Report 2013 - 2014 - Progress - Key Indicators 1 & 2

Progress

A: Collecting

Key Indicator 1: Newspapers found

ANPlan libraries report six significant newspaper finds in 2013/14, three from Victoria and three from New South Wales (NSW). These titles, which were previously not held in any ANPlan library, are listed in Appendix B.

Over the past six years a total of 57 titles, which were previously not known to any library, have been added to the national collection. See Figure 1 below.

Figure 1 Number of significant newspaper titles found, 2008-2014

Figure 1: Number of significant newspaper titles found, 2008 - 2014

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 1 below.

Number of missing newspapers

Library

ACT

TAS

Nat [3]

NT

NSW

QLD

SA

VIC

WA

Entirely missing

0

1

0

0

4

39

35

0

not known

With significant portions missing

0

21

0

4

>10

10

40

4

10

Table 1: Number of newspaper titles either entirely missing or with
significant portions missing in each state and territory.

Changes from last year include the Library of Tasmania (LTas) has added one title to each of these categories, the State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has added two titles to the entirely missing category, State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) has quantified the number of titles with significant portions missing to 10 and State Library of South Australia (SLSA) has reduced the number of titles with significant portions missing and added one entirely missing issue. These statistics vary as new information becomes available each year.

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.  

New and ceased titles

The number of reported new newspaper titles has increased from previous years as shown in Figure 2.

ANPlan libraries reported 35 new newspapers commencing publication in the past year (this included 11 newspapers with a changed title); and 32 newspapers ceasing publication (this included one newspaper with a changed title and three which had not previously been reported). The titles of these newspapers are given in Appendix C and data shown in Figure 3 below.

 Newly published Australian newspaper titles, 2009-2014

Figure 2: Newly published Australian newspaper titles, 2009-2014

 Australian newspaper titles which ceased, changed or were newsly published, 2009 - 2014

Figure 3: Australian newspaper titles which ceased, changed or were newly printed, 2009-2014

Repatriation

A project undertaken by the NLA in 2011/12 to review the collection and retention of newspapers found that there was scope for the NLA to retrospectively de-select printed Australian newspapers through closer adherence to the NLA’s Collection Development Policy (CDP) and through greater reliance on the provisions of the ANPlan. A repatriation project for Australian newspapers was discussed with the ANPlan partners in October 2012.

The NLA proposed no changes to its collecting of newspapers deemed to be national in scope or considered significant in subject content or recognised as a ‘paper of record’. These would still fall within the scope of the Library’s current CDP. It was proposed that any local, regional or community newspapers identified as outside the CDP and the Library’s responsibilities under ANPlan would be deselected and offered to state and territory libraries to fill any gaps in their coverage of these titles, or to replace copies that may be in poor condition.

The NLA also sought the agreement of ANPlan members to the suggestion that for some regional ‘papers of record’ where either a microfilm or digital copy is available, this surrogate may be considered sufficient for both the NLA’s collection and for national access, and an additional print copy may not be necessary. The Library therefore also proposed offering its print holdings of these titles for repatriation to the relevant ANPlan library. ANPlan gave its in principle support to this approach. Capital city dailies were excluded from this approach, with the NLA continuing to retain hardcopy for these titles.

In early 2013, the NLA provided ANPlan libraries with lists of newspaper titles that the NLA was offering. The NLA also contacted the publishers of newspapers currently received that were identified as out of scope for the NLA’s collection to advise them that they no longer needed to provide these to the NLA under legal deposit due to the cooperative collecting of Australian newspapers under ANPlan, but that they should continue to send a copy to the relevant ANPlan library.

A total of 236 titles were repatriated to the NSLA libraries early in 2014. With 21 titles awaiting repatriation pending the NLA’s receipt of surrogate microfilm, this will bring the total of repatriated newspapers to 257 at the completion of the project. A number of titles, originally proposed for repatriation for which the NLA was unable to purchase microfilm, have been retained in hard copy by the NLA.


[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.

ANPlan Annual Report 2013-2014 - Progress - Key indicators 3, 4 & 5

Key Indicator 3: Digital collecting

Digital collecting of newspapers which also have a print version continued with SLSA increasing its collection of pre-press digital collection from one title in 2012/13 to six titles in 2013/14. These titles have been written to microfilm and are available within the Library. The LTas and the Northern Territory Library (NTL) collect digital versions of print titles as reported last year and these files are stored as P: DigiDF files and available within the library.  All of these digital newspapers are listed in Appendix D of this report.   

Five Year Plan reporting

ANPlan libraries continued to investigate the technical and access issues associated with collecting digital newspapers which are not associated with a printed version and pre-press digital files used for the production of hard copy newspapers. The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has begun negotiations with a local newspaper publisher to pilot a pre-press acquisition of a newspaper title. The SLSA has been developing secure file transfer protocols for newspaper files and has commenced plans to provide access to these files in the future. This will allow a more automated acquisition of digital pre-press files from publishers.  

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 had a small increase from the previous year.  The State Library of Victoria (SLV) continues a project to check titles that have been microfilmed to ensure accurate data.  The SLQ reports the refilming of two titles[4] to support digitisation. The percentage of these microfilmed newspapers which have been filmed to current preservation standards[5] is very high for most states and territories. Refer to Figure 4 below.

 Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles microfilmed in each state and territory and the percentage of these that were filmed to standards, 2008-2014 

Fig 4: Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles microfilmed in each state and
the % of these that were filmed to standards, 2008-2014

A list of Australian newspaper titles microfilmed during 2013/14 is given in Appendix E. This includes current titles that are filmed every year and retrospective filming of old titles.

Five Year Plan reporting

Progress over 2013/14 with preserving ‘at risk’ titles has included the completion of the filming of 23 titles, with four of these titles now digitised and available through Trove. Of the 146 ‘at risk’ newspapers listed in the Five Year Plan 2010-2015; Appendix 4 within Appendix A, 92 have been microfilmed and 54 are yet to be filmed.  

Microfilming has gradually tapered off over the past six years, with 631 reels filmed this year, compared with 1,085 during 2012/13. Over the past six years approximately 7,217 reels of microfilm have been produced under the ANPlan program. Refer to Figure 5 below. Most state and territory libraries continue to film current titles each year.

 Number of microfilm reels produced for ANPlan in each state and territory, 2008 - 2014 

Fig 5: Number of microfilm reels produced for ANPlan in each state and territory, 2008-2014

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 growing rapidly, reaching  706 titles at the end of June  2014 . A comparison of the total number of titles accessible through Trove from June 2009 to June 2014 is shown below by year (Figure 6) and then by state/territory (Figure 7).

 Number of newspaper titles made accessible each year in Trove for each state and territory, 2009-2014 

Fig 6: Number of newspaper titles made accessible each year in Trove
for each state and territory, 2009 - 2014

  Number of newspaper titles made accessible through Trove by state or territory in which published, 2009 - 2014

Fig 7: Number of newspaper titles made accessible through Trove
by state or territory in which published, 2009 - 2014

Titles of all Australian newspapers known to be digitised and available through Trove can be found on the Trove newspapers and more page. (https://Trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/titles)

Major digitisation projects at the SLNSW (100 titles) and the SLV (97 titles) have contributed a total of 233 new titles to Trove this year. The Victorian titles feature the World War I years of 1914 – 1918 as part of a special collaborative project between the SLV, NLA, Public Libraries Victoria Network, local councils and historical societies. Digitisation of NSW titles were supported by the SLNSW Digital Excellence Program.

The number of Australian newspapers known to be digitised at 30 June 2014 but not available on Trove is 58 (last year: 48). See Figure 8 below. These titles are listed in Appendix  F.

Only one of these titles is catalogued on the National Bibliographic Database (NBD).  Changes in the number of titles that fit this category include the LTas (from 4 to 7) and the SLV (30 to 37). The SLNSW, SLQ and NTL remain with one title each that has been digitised but is not available through Trove and of the 11 titles reported by the SLSA that are digitised but not available, two of these will be added to Trove during 2014/15.

 Total number of newspapers digitised in 2014, including those which are not accessible through Trove 

Fig 8: Total number of newspapers digitised in 2014,
including those which are not accessible through Trove.

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.


[4] Toowoomba Chronicle (Jan-Oct 1922), Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (1922-1924)

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

ANPlan annual report 2013-2014 - Progress - Key indicators 6, 7, 8 & 9

B.   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 2013/14 acetate replacement was continued in SLQ with the replacement of 32 reels for six titles. The SLNSW replaced 1,301 reels (eight titles) of acetate onto polyester from the University of New England . No acetate replacement was carried out at the SLWA or the SLV and acetate replacement of first generation microfilm has been completed in NTL, SLNSW and SLSA.

C.    Storage

Key Indicator 7: Storing hard copy newspapers

As reported in previous years, ANPlan libraries are generally able to store the hard copy newspapers for which they hold primary responsibility 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. See Figure 9 below.

ANPlan libraries report that all first generation microfilm masters are stored in optimal environmental conditions, and the majority of these[1] are stored in the NLA cold store.

The environmental conditions in storage areas 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. Data for this measure has not changed for the past two years and is reported in more detail in the Table 2 below.

  Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles stored under optimal environmental conditions in each state and territory.

Fig 9: Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles  stored under optimal
environmental conditions in each state and territory.

 

Environmental conditions used to store hard copy newspapers

Library

ACT Heritage Library

LTas

NLA

NTL

SLNSW

SLQ

SLSA[2]

SLV

SLWA[3]

temp.(°C) 22±2 20±2[4]; 19±1[5] 15±2[8]; 20±2[9] 15-20 21-25 21±2 21±2 20±2 20±2

humid. (%RH)

50±5

50±10[6]; 35-40[7]

35±5[10]; 50±5[11]

50-55

45-55

50±5

50±5

50±5

50±5

Table 2: Temperature and relative humidity storage conditions for
hard copy newspapers in each state and territory

Key Indicator 8: Storing first 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 the previous two years. These reported conditions, which are listed in the Table 3 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 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.

 

Environmental conditions used to store 1st generation masters

Library

LTas

NLA

NTL [12]

SLNSW[13]

SLQ

SLSA

SLV

SLWA

temp.(°C) 13±1[14] 8±1 8±1 8±1 8±1[18] 8±1 8±1 8±1[22]

humid. (%RH)

17±2[15]

32-35[16]

50±5[17]

35±5

35±5

35±5

10[19]

35±5[20]

40-45[21]

35±5

35±5

10[23]

35±5[24]

40±5[25]

Table 3: Temperature and relative humidity storage conditions for
first generation master microfilm in each state and territory

Key Indicator 9: Control of microfilm masters

Most Australian newspaper microfilm masters are owned by ANPlan libraries. Reporting for this key indicator is the same as last year, except that the SLNSW has now completed the transfer of microfilm masters from the University of New England.

There are still some microfilm masters that are not owned by ANPlan libraries. These include titles from VIC (33), Tasmania (3), WA (1), national (4) and two NT titles[26].

Most ANPlan libraries report that their newspaper microfilm is catalogued on the NBD according to the agreed guidelines.[27]  The NLA reports that all completed digitised newspapers available on Trove are catalogued onto the NBD, according to the current guidelines.[28]


[1] NLA (ACT), Northern Territory Library (NTL), SLNSW and SLV all store their masters in the NLA cold store. 95% of SLQ and 90% of SLWA masters are stored at the NLA.

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

[3] See previous footnote.

[4] ~75% of LTas material is stored in the Hobart storage facility

[5] ~25% of LTas material is stored in the Berriedale storage facility

[6] ~75% of LTas material is stored in the Hobart storage facility

[7] ~25% of LTas material is stored in the Berriedale storage facility

[8] National titles.

[9] ACT titles.

[10] National titles

[11] ACT titles

[12] NTL material is stored in the NLA cold storage facility

[13] SLNSW material is stored in the NLA cold storage facility

[14] ~80% of LTas material is stored in the Berriedale storage facility

[15] ~20% of LTas material is stored in the Hobart storage facility

[16] ~80% of LTas material is stored in the Berriedale storage facility

[17] ~20% of LTas material is stored in the Hobart storage facility

[18] 95% of SLQ material is stored in the NLA cold store

[19] ~5% of SLQ material is stored in the SLQ cold storage facility

[20] 95% of SLQ material is stored in the NLA cold store

[21] ~5% of SLQ material is stored in the SLQ cold storage facility

[22] ~90% of SLWA material is stored in the NLA cold store

[23] ~10% of SLWA material is stored in the SLWA cold storage facility

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

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

[26] The national and Northern Territory titles are held by Pascoes microfilming bureau.

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

ANPlan Annual Report 2013-2014 - Progress - Key indicators 10,11 & 12

A.   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] See Figure 10. This data is largely unchanged from last year. Libraries reported only on the newspapers which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

  Percentage of libraries' newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued onto the National bibliographic Database, June 2014

Fig 10: Percentage of libraries’ newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued
onto the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014

Key Indicator 11: Cataloguing first generation microfilm masters

Cataloguing of first generation masters has not changed from last year, with five ANPlan libraries confirming that 100% of their first generation newspaper microfilm masters are catalogued according to the microform cataloguing guidelines. See Figure 11.

 Percentage of libraries’ first generation microfilm masters catalogued onto  the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014

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. Libraries have again reported only on newspaper titles which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

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[2] developed by ANPlan libraries in 2006, with holdings attached to the correct format and generation.

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.[3] 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

Four ANPlan meetings were held this year: July 2013 (teleconference); November 2013 (in Canberra); March 2014 (teleconference); and August 2014 (teleconference).


[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] Guidelines for cataloguing microforms, http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/training-support/manuals-guides/microforms-guide/

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

ANPlan Annual Report 2013-2014 - Progress - Publicity and Outreach - Five Year Reporting

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.

The National Library has continued to promote digitised newspapers on Trove through advice about newly digitised newspapers distributed through its monthly eNews and regular email updates to public libraries, university libraries, history groups, genealogical groups, and the museums sector. In July 2013 the 10 millionth newspaper page was added to Trove and the associated social media campaign resulted in over 1500 people clicking through to read the blogpost. (http://www.nla.gov.au/behind-the-scenes/2013/06/21/10-million-newspaper-pages-in-trove) Print media publicity included an article in the Australian on 8 July 2013 (“Nation’s digital news archives reach 10 million pages”).

 In May 2014, Hilary Berthon presented a talk, 'Gathering the news: collaborations in digitising Australian newspapers' at a Newcastle Art Gallery and University of Newcastle public event called 'Read all about it: A treasure trove of historic Newcastle newspapers'. Other talks by University of Newcastle Archivist, Gionni Di Gravio, 'Only Trove will tell: Where was the Wickham corroboree ground?' and Lecturer in History, Dr Julie McIntyre, 'The treasure that is Trove: A research journey from an 'ink drawing on hairy leaves' to a short history of Newcastle's floating dock' highlighted the role that digitised newspapers on Trove is playing in transforming historical research, describing these speakers' own use of Trove to aid their research on local topics. An article in the December 2013 issue of the National Library Magazine, 'News for our Time', highlighted the role the contributor program is playing in digitising Australian newspapers.

An invitation to the public to get in touch with the NLA with information about any missing newspapers appeared in the June 2014 eNews and generated a pleasing response with several contacts leading to the location of missing newspapers. Interestingly, two NSW titles, the Alstonville and Rous Record and the Alstonville Advocate and Richmond River Advertiser, hitherto not known by the NLA or SLNSW to exist, were brought to our attention by a member of the public who had found mention of both these newspapers in other newspapers in Trove. The Alstonville Plateau Historical Society was contacted and the Conservation Officer of this Society responded with the news that it had one copy of the Alstonville Record and two copies of the Alstonville Advocate (both 8 page papers). She was able to provide a history of both papers, mentioning that the newspaper offices in Alstonville burnt down on two occasions, so these three papers are presumably quite rare. The SLSA regularly promotes the missing issues campaign throughout the year.

The SLNSW presented to librarians and local government councillors about digitised newspapers at the South West Zone meeting of the NSW Public Library Network in Griffith on 30 April. Lists of newspapers that have been digitised were prepared for the meeting. Lists of titles for the Central West Zone and North East Zone were also prepared and circulated throughout the public library network for information.

Paul Dee from the SLV gave a talk on Trove at the Stonnington History Centre, covering Trove's holdings, functionality and the process of getting papers added to it.  As part of the WW1 centenary, the SLV developed a webpage which linked to articles from Trove according to geographic location, i.e. central Victoria region, Ballarat region. 'Newsworthy' workshops, open to the public, were held at the SLV, a part of which is dedicated to Trove. Several entries on the Australiana blog, 'Such was life' ,  featured links to Trove content.

The new Trove blog featured articles about Australian newspapers in February (A Starting Point, 25 most viewed newspaper articles of 2013) and generated some interest in the program.

SLSA continues to alert the public to its collection, producing online guides to the SA newspaper collection, and giving talks and presentations about historic newspapers to family history groups and historic societies. A recent instance of crowd sourcing took place when the Advertiser’s weekly suburban Messenger Press titles failed to arrive over two consecutive weeks, and State Library staff were canvassed to bring in copies from home. The SA Newspaper Librarian continues to come across occasional unknown titles through his Trove searches.

The State Library of Western Australia's website has a list of newspaper titles registered with the Supreme Court which may or may not have been published and a missing issues page.  Family History and Battye Subject Specialists mention newspapers during their talks and presentations and ask that participants bring in any newspapers they feel may be important to the collection.

ANPlan Annual Report 2013-2014 - Appendix A - Five Year Plan

Australian Newspaper Plan

Preserving for Permanent Access

Five Year Plan July 2010 - June 2015

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”:
  3. 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;
  4. pre-press digital files used for production of hard copy newspapers;
  5. 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:

  1. To preserve, for permanent access, the significant ‘at risk’ newspapers listed (in the Appendix 4 of this document).
  2. 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.
  3. 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 (NBD), including detailed and up-to-date holdings information.

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

  1. 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.
  2. To ensure that all digitised newspapers are catalogued onto the national bibliographic database, according to the Guidelines for Cataloguing Remote Electronic Resources.
  3. To provide and maintain digital access to those titles and corresponding date ranges listed in the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program, Phase 1.
  4. 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:

  1. 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.

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

Appendix A1: 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 297mm x 420mm 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).

 

[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.

Appendix A2: digital newspapers which do not have a printed version

New South Wales

South Australia

Victoria

Appendix A3: 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 A4: significant ‘at risk’ newspapers

Titles nominated in 2010 (* titles microfilmed, # titles digitised on Trove)

[*11/14 titles now microfilmed - June 2014]

  • 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 1964-1972 (State Library of Western Australia; SLWA)
  • West Suburban Echo 1923-1924 (SLSA)*
  • West Torrens Gazette 1913-1914 (SLSA)*

Titles nominated in 2011

[*67/74 now microfilmed - June 2014]

  • 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) – 1914-1930* #
  • 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)*
  • S.A. Scottish Standard 1966-1967 (SLSA)*
  • South Australian Bulletin 1898 (SLSA)*
  • South Coast News 1965 (SLSA)*
  • South Coast Sports News 1969 (SLSA)*
  • Southsider (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

[*14/58 now microfilmed - June 2014]

  • 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)
  • West Torrens News (Adelaide) Sep 1912, 1919-1921 (SLSA)*
  • Western Mail (Ceduna) 1928-1930 (SLSA)*
  • Yorkes Peninsula Farmer (Moonta) 1923-1933 (SLSA)

No new titles were nominated in 2014

ANPlan Annual Report 2013-2014 - Appendix B - Significant newspaper finds

Significant newspaper finds in 2013/14

Victoria

  • South Port Voice, 1966-1977, Local Port Melbourne newspaper; missing issue added to SLV holdings.
  • The Torch, 1971-72. Local South Melbourne paper previously not held at all by the SLV
  • Williamstown Trade Circular, June 2, 1855 - Jan 19, 1856. The earliest surviving copies from Melbourne's first suburban newspaper. This title has been microfilmed.

New South Wales

  • Alstonville and Rous record, Jan 1908 to May 1926.

  • Alstonville advocate and Richmond River advertiser, 1927 to 1929.
  • Tumbarumba Times, various issues.

ANPlan annual report 2013-2014 - Appendix C - Newspaper titles which have commenced and ceased publication from July 2013 to June 2014

A.   Commenced

New South Wales (11)

  • Al Ansar News (Sydney, 2013 -)
  • AWAZ Newspaper ( Mt Druitt, 2013 -)
  • Danestaniha weekly: Persian weekly newspaper (Smithfield, 2013 -)
  • Ellion Logos Hellenic newspaper (Marrickville, 2013-)
  • Hürriyet Australia ( Auburn, 2013 -)
  • Observer (Coleambally, 2013- )
  • OFOQ Afghan Weekly (Merrylands, 2013 -)
  • Persian Gulf Weekly (Baulkham Hills, 2013 -)
  • Star (Lake Macquarie, Nov 6 2013 – Feb 26, 2014)
  • Suprovat Sydney (Lakemba, 2013-)
  • Al-Iraquia Newspaper (Sydney, 2013 -)

Change of title:

  • Camden & Wollondilly Macarthur Chronicle (Surrey Hills, 2014-)

Queensland (11)

  • The Somerset (2012-)

 Change of title:

  • Caboolture Herald (20 February 2014-)
  • The Express (Mareeba, 3 July 2013- )
  • High Country Herald (14 January 2014- )
  • Logan Reporter ( 7 June 2013- )
  • Rocky Life ( 9 April 2014- )
  • Southern Downs Weekly (Warwick, 31 July 2013- )
  • Toowoomba Life (21 Feb 2014- )
  • Tweed Daily News community edition (30 Apr 2014- )
  • Tweed Daily News weekend edition (3-4 May 2014- )
  • Tweed/Southern Sun (24 April 2014- )

South Australia (2)

  • The City (26 Mar 2014-)
  • Weekly Times Messenger (8 May 2013-)

Tasmania (1)

  • The Kentish Voice, Railton and Sheffield (commenced July 2013-)

Victoria (5)

  • Kinglake Chronicle (Kinglake, 2014 -)
  • National Greyhound Form (Melbourne, 2014 -)
  • Saturday Newspaper (Melbourne, 2014 -)
  • Weekly Review (Mooney valley, 2013 -)
  • Bellarine Times (Ocean Grove & Barwon Heads ed. , Torquay, 2014 -)

Western Australia (2)

  • Northern Valleys News (2014 -)
  • Town Crier 6th June (2013 -)

B.    Ceased (includes change of title)

New South Wales (9)

  • The Border Mail (Tweed Heads, 2005-2014)
  • Coffs Coast Independent (Coffs Harbour, 2007-2012)
  • Macarthur Chronicle (Wollondilly, 2006-2014)
  • Macarthur Chronicle (Camden, 2006-2014)
  • The Maltese Herald  (Newtown  1961-2013)
  • Midweek Xpress (Wodonga, 2008-2012)
  • Saigon times (Bankstown, 1993-2013)
  • Star (Lake Macquarie 2013-2014)
  • Sun Holroyd (Parramatta, 2010-2013)

Queensland (14)

  • Caboolture Shire Herald ceased 13 February 2014
  • Daily News (Tweed Heads) ceased 26 April 2014
  • Gold Coast Sun (Southern edition) ceased 17 April 2014
  • High Country News ceased 17 December 2013
  • Ipswich News ceased 13 Feb 2013
  • Island & Mainland News ceased 27 November 2013
  • The Reporter (Logan West Edition) ceased 5 June 2013
  • Mareeba Express 26 June 2013
  • Miners Midweek ceased 11 September 2013
  • Rocky Mirror ceased 2 April 2014
  • Toowoomba’s Mail ceased 19 December 2013
  • Tweed Border Mail ceased 23 April 2014
  • Tweed Sun ceased 17 April 2014
  • Warwick & Southern Downs Weekly ceased 24 July 2013

South Australia (3)

  • City messenger, ceased Mar. 20, 2014
  • News review messenger, ceased Dec. 18, 2013
  • Northern messenger, ceased Nov. 18, 2013

Tasmania (2)

  • Kentish Chronicle, Sheffield ceased May 2013
  • Rossarden mountain re-echo, Rossarden ceased October 2013

Victoria (8)

  • Boroondara review, (Camberwell, 2013 May 15)
  • Geelong news (Northside), (Geelong,  2013 July 17)
  • Geelong news (Southside), (Geelong , 2013 July 17)
  • Geelong news (Westside), (Geelong, 2013 July 17)
  • Free press (Mitchell edition), (Kilmore, 2013 Aug. 30)
  • Kinglake chronicle, (Kinglake, 2014 May 7)
  • Stonnington review, (Malvern, 2013 May 15)
  • Pravasa Bharathi : English-Telugu global community newspaper, (Melbourne, 2013 May)

Western Australia (5)

  • Independent Express (16 May 2013)
  • Kingsley Express (16 May 2013)
  • Pilbara Echo (Hedland edition, 6 April 2014)
  • Pilbara Echo (Karratha/Dampier edition, 6 April 2014)
  • Morawa Community Scene now Morawa Scene from 15 March 2013

ANPlan annual report 2013-2014 - Appendix D - Digital newspapers collected and managed for permanent access

A. Digital newspapers not associated with a printed version

Northern Territory

  • Eylandt Echo
  • Galiwin’kupuy Dhawu
  • Wagaitear

B. Pre-press digital files used for production of hard copy newspapers

Tasmania

  • 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)

Northern Territory

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

South Australia

  • Port Lincoln Times (2012)
  • Border Times (Oct 2013 - June 2014)
  • Murray Pioneer (Oct 2013 - June 2014)
  • River News (Oct 2013 - June 2014)
  • Loxton News (Oct 2013 - June 2014)
  • Bunyip (Oct 2013 - June 2014)

ANPlan annual report 2013-14 - Appendix E - Newspaper titles microfilmed in 2013/14

ACT

  • The A.C.T. Trading Post, July-Sept, 1981 (1 reel)
  • City Chronicle, 2005-2012, (24 reels)
  • Canberra Clarion, June 3 & 9, 1980 (1 reel)
  • Canberra Crimes, Oct 20 - Oct 25, 1963 (1 reel)
  • Fyshwick News, Vol. 1,No. 1, Oct 2, 1979 (1 reel)
  • Gecko: Student Association News, Vol. 4, No. 10, 1989; Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, 1990 (1 reel)
  • Inner Circle: inner South Canberra's Own Local Newspaper, Feb-Dec, 1988 (1 reel)
  • The Legal Times,  May 1980 (1 reel)
  • Peak Council News, Nos. 1 & 2 [1981] (1 reel)
  • The Real Estate Times, April 10, 1984 - Jan 25, 1991 (8 reels)
  • Televiewer, Sept 3, 1981 (1 reel)

New South Wales

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

  • The Cobar & Louth herald and Nymagee advertise,  July 30, 1892 (4 pages)
  • Guardian and Newtown daily, Nov. 1-15, 1962 (56 pages)
  • Young chronicle, May 25, 1934 (8 pages)
  • World news, July-Dec. 1912 (498 pages)

Queensland

Titles routinely microfilmed:

  • Cairns Post, 1 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (27 reels)
  • Central & North Burnett Times, (Mundubbera), 1 Jan 2009 - 27 Dec 2012 (8 reels)
  • Central Telegraph (Biloela), 6 Jan 2012 - 28 Dec 2012 (3 reels)
  • Daily Mercury (Mackay), 1 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (18 reels)
  • Daily News (Warwick), 1 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (9 reels)
  • Fraser Coast Chronicle (Maryborough Edition), 1 Feb 2013 - 29 Jun 2013 (10 reels)
  • Fraser Coast Chronicle, 1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (12 reels)
  • Gold Coast Bulletin (Southport), 1 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (36 reels)
  • Gympie Times, 2 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (9 reels)
  • Nambour Weekly, 5 Jan 2012 - 26 Apr 2012 (2 reels)
  • Newsmail (Bundaberg) 1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (24 reels)
  • North Queensland Register (Townsville), 6 Jan 2011 - 27 Dec 2012 (6 reels)
  • Observer (Gladstone), 1 May 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (14 reels)
  • Queensland Country Life, 6 Jan 2011 - 29 Dec 2011 (9 reels)
  • Queensland Times (Ipswich), 1 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 (24 reels)
  • Rural Weekly (Central Queensland Ed.), 6 Jan 2012 - 8 Dec 2012 (1 reel)
  • Rural Weekly (Southern Edition), 6 Jan 2012 - 28 Dec 2012 (2 reels)
  • Sunshine Coast Daily, 1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (36 reels)
  • Townsville Bulletin, 1 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (27 reels)

Titles filmed in addition to routinely microfilmed titles

  • Rosewood Register & Marburg Mail, 7 Jan 1938 - 29 Sep 1939 (1 reel)

Remicrofilming project to support digitisation

  • Toowoomba Chronicle, 2 Jan 1922 - 31 Oct 1922 (5 reels)
  • Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette, 1 Nov 1922 - 31 Dec 1924 (13 reels)

South Australia

Titles microfilmed in addition to routinely filmed current titles

  • Area express (Cleve) - 1959-1960 - 1 reel*[1]
  • Areas express and farmer's journal - 1929-1948, 7 reels*
  • Christian Colonist - 1878-1894, 8 reels*
  • Clarion - June 1902-May 1931, 11 reels*
  • Evening Post - Feb 1909-June 1913, 5 reels*
  • Express and Journal (Adelaide) 1929-1945*
  • Express and telegraph war edition - 1916-1917, 3 reels*
  • Glenelg Leader - 1938-1940, 1 reel*
  • Glenelg News, Brighton and Seacliff advocate / Glenelg News - 1923-1924, 1 reel*
  • Journal - Jan 1915-1929, 44 reels*
  • Mt Barker Courier - 1971-1972, 2 reels
  • Norwood News - 1927-1928, 1 reel*
  • South Australian Weekly Dispatch - 1853-1855, 2 reels*
  • Southern Yorkes Peninsula Clarion - Feb - May 1902, 1 reel*
  • Southerner - 1905-1906, 1 reel*
  • Unley City Star - 1938-1940, 1 reel*
  • West Torrens News Sept 1912, 1919-1921, 1 reel*
  • Western Mail - 1928-1930, 2 reels*

Current titles microfilmed routinely at SLSA

  • Advertiser - July 2013-June 2014, 36 reels
  • Australian SA edition - 2011-2012, 5 reels
  • Sunday Mail - July 2013-June 2014, 12 reels

 (Filming of latest metropolitan and regional titles in progress)  

Tasmania

Titles routinely microfilmed

  • Island News, 16 Jan 2009 - 16 December 2009 (4 reels) 
  • Kentish Chronicle, Jan 2007- December 2009 (1 reel) 
  • King Island Courier,  14 Jan 2009-21 Dec 2011 (1 reel)
  • Western Herald, Jan 2008-Dec 2011 (1 reel) 
  • Brighton Community News, 2005-2011 (1 reel)
  • Bruny News, Jan 2008-Dec 2010 (1 reel)
  • Bush Telegraph, Feb 2003-Dec 2013 (3 reels)
  • Circular Head Chronicle, 5 Jan 2011- 21 Dec 2001 (1 reel)
  • Country Courier,  Jan 2007 - Dec 2010 (1 reel)
  • The Gazette, 12 Jan 2011 - 21 Dec 2011  (1 reel)
  • The Highlands Digest, Jan 2008-Dec 2011 (2 reels)
  • The Valley & East Coast Voice Feb 2011-Dec 2011 (1 reel)
  • Tasmanian Country, 17 Jan 2011-23 Dec 2011 (1 reel)
  • Huon Valley News, 19 Jan 2011-21 Dec 2011 (1 reel)
  • The Senior : Tasmania,  2008-2011 (2 reels)
  • Tasmanian Parent, 1996-2012 (2 reels)
  • Tasmanian Farmer 1998- 2009 (3 reels)    

Victoria

Titles routinely microfilmed

  • Herald Sun 2013, Apr 1-2013, Aug 31 (22 reels)

Titles commenced filming

  • Examiner (Kilmore) (1859-1867)*[2]
  • Jeparit Leader (1893-1920)*
  • Maffra Spectator (1952-)*
  • Shepparton Advertiser (1920-1952)*

Additional titles microfilmed

  • Advertiser (Bendigo) 2007, Jan 1-2010, Apr 1 (60 reels)
  • Bendigo advertiser 2010, Apr 3-2010, Dec 31 (18 reels)
  • Daylesford herald 1885, Jan 2-1909, Jun 21 (25 reels)
  • Examiner and Kilmore and McIvor weekly journal 1859, Jan 6-1867, Dec 26 (5 reels)
  • Jeparit ensign and Lake Hindmarsh pioneer  1893, Sept 20-1894, Aug 15 (1 reel)
  • Stawell times and Wimmera advertiser 1888, Feb 27-1893, Dec 29 (8 reels)

Western Australia

  • Blackwood Times 3 May 1905 - 26 November 1920 (9 reels)
  • Collie Mail 1 August 1908 - 28 December 1918 (5 reels)
  • Eastern Recorder 27 October 1909 - 27 December 1918 (6 reels)
  • Geraldton Express 2 January 1906 - 28 February 1919 (15 reels)
  • Gnownagerup Times 12 October 1912-30 March 1918 (5 reels)
  • Morning Post 1 April 1895 - 17 June 1896 (1 reel)
  • Narrogin Observer 26 August 1905 - 28 December 1918 (8 reels)
  • Norseman Pioneer 18 April 1896 -11 April 1896 (1 reel)
  • Norseman Esperance Guardian & Dundas Goldfields Advertiser 18 January 1896 - 11 April 1896 (1 reel)
  • Nor-West Echo 15 June 1912 - 27 December 1919 (5 reels)
  • The Post 18 July 1995 - 10 October 1996 (3 reels)
  • Primary Producer 29 September 1916 - 29 July 1921 (1 reel)
  • Southern Argus & Wagin Arthur Express 5 April 1905 - 26 July 1919 (7 reels)
  • Southern Cross Times 27 October 1900 - 18 December 1920 (10 reels)
  • Swan Express 1 December 1900 - 26 March 1920 (9 reels)

[1] titles with * are on the list of ‘at risk’ newspapers

[2] titles with *are on the list of ‘at risk’ newspapers

ANPlan Annual Report 2013-2014 - Appendix F - Newspapers known to be digitised at 30 June 2014 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 the National Bibliographic Database (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 (11)

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)
  • 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)

Titles selected for ingest into Trove during 2014/15

  • Times (Victor Harbor) (Jan-Apr 1992) – local access at VHPL
  • Victor Harbor Times (1912-1986; 50 reels) – local access at VHPL

Tasmania (7)

All titles listed below are currently available online but are not catalogued onto the National Bibliographic Database (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
  • Illustrated Tasmanian News (1873-1877) (accessible online; not catalogued onto NBD)
  • Mercury Extraordinary (1914-1918) (accessible online; not catalogued onto NBD)
  • Tasmanian Mail (1890) accessible online; catalogued onto NBD
  • Tassie Times (1916-1918)  (accessible online; not catalogued onto NBD)
  • Weekly Courier (1901 - 1935) (accessible online; catalogued onto NBD)

Victoria (37)

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-Sept 1895; 11 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)

New titles 2013/2014

  • Ararat and Pleasant Creek Advertiser (1861-1868; 6 reels)
  • Bairnsdale Advertiser (Jan 1932-Dec 1972; 43 reels)
  • Creswick and Clunes Advertiser (May 1859-Jun 1892; 27 reels)
  • Hamilton Spectator (Jan 1860-Apr 1905; 37 reels)
  • Mt Ararat Advertiser (1857-1861; 1 reel)
  • Numurkah Standard (Oct 1895-Mar 1918, 14 reels)
  • St Arnaud Mercury (Jan 1921-Dec 1957; 32 reels