Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report 2014-2015

ANPlan Annual Report 2014/2015 - Executive Summary

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 2014/15. 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 2014/15 include:

  • ten 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);
  • three ‘at risk’ titles were microfilmed in South Australia thus reducing the risk of loss of these titles; (Key Indicator 4c; Five Year Plan);
  • a 33% increase in the number of digitised newspapers being made accessible on Trove (Key Indicator 5; Five Year Plan);
  • Major digitisation projects at the SLNSW (79 titles) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV) (69 titles) have contributed a total of 232 new titles to Trove this year.
  • as 2014/15 signified the end of the current Five Year Plan, a review of the ANPlan program was carried out, with members developing a new three year strategic plan focussing on collecting, preserving and accessing digital newspapers.[1]

Recommendation to NSLA

ANPlan libraries recommend that NSLA (National and State Libraries Australasia) note this annual report.

[1] Digital newspapers cover: pre-press digital files used for production of hard copy newspapers; digital editions of hard-copy newspapers; online newspapers that do not have a printed version, or no longer have a printed version.

ANPlan Annual Report 2014/2015 - Collecting

Progress

Collecting

Newspapers found (Key Indicator 1)

ANPlan libraries aim to collect a copy of every newspaper published in Australia. Some newspapers are known to exist but are not within collections, and some newspapers are discovered when offered to a Library.

In the past ANPlan has carried out search and rescue campaigns to encourage the public to find issues that are missing from collections. During 2014/15 no campaign was held, however ten titles were still identified during the year and added to ANPlan library collections: five titles from Queensland (Qld), one each from South Australia (SA) and Victoria (Vic), and four 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 67 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, 2008-2015 

Figure 1: Number of significant newspaper titles found, 2008-2015

Missing newspapers (Key Indicator 2 A&B)

Numbers of newspapers which are known to be entirely missing[1] or which have significant portions missing[2] are summarised in the Table 1 below.

Considerable work has been undertaken by the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) during the year to quantify the titles that fit into these categories and consequently the numbers of titles have increased.

Number of newspapers titlesACTTASNat[3]NTNSWQLDSAVICWATotal
entirely missing01003393502098
with significant portions missing02109101040423117

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

 

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.  

New and ceased titles (Key Indicator 2 C&D)

ANPlan libraries reported 28 newly published titles during 2014/15, which is a slight increase on the 21 titles reported last year.  The number of title changes this year doubled to 22 and the number of ceased publications was slightly less than last year at 36.

These newspapers are listed in Appendix C and relevant data is shown in Figures 2 and 3 below.

 Figure 2: Newly published Australian newspaper titles published, 2009 – 2015

 

Figure 2: Newly published Australian newspaper titles published, 2009 – 2015

 

Fig 3: Australian newspaper titles which ceased, changed or were newly published, 2009-2015 

Figure 3: Australian newspaper titles which ceased, changed or were newly published, 2009-2015

Repatriation

ANPlan libraries, particularly the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) were busy during the year microfilming newspapers that had been repatriated from the National Library of Australia (NLA) during the 2013/14 financial year.  A total of 236 titles were repatriated from NLA to the NSLA libraries early in 2014.

Digital collecting (Key Indicator 3)

Collection of digital newspapers which have no print equivalent continued with a total of four titles collected during the year (See Figure 4). The NTL collects two titles and SLSA and Linc Tasmania (LTas) collect one title each. This is a slight increase on the titles collected in previous years.

Some newspaper titles are collected as electronic pre-press files in addition to the printed copy. (See Figure 5) In the case of SLSA this pre-press file is used to create the microfilm for that title rather than microfilming the original print copy. See Appendix D

Figure 4: Number of ‘born digital’ newspaper titles collected by organisation and year. 

Figure 4: Number of ‘born digital’ newspaper titles collected by organisation and year.

Figure 5: Number of newspaper titles where the pre-press file was collected 

Figure 5: Number of newspaper titles where the pre-press file was collected

 

The SLQ reported that the only online Queensland newspaper at this time is The Brisbane Times and this title is not collected or managed for preservation/permanent access. It has previously described itself as NOT an online newspaper but a news service.

The weekly harvest of InDaily , SA’s single digital only newspaper identified to date, has been occurring for two years as part of an ongoing trial of the Web Curator Tool. At this stage, the harvests are being done for preservation purposes. Negotiations have not yet begun with the publisher, who retains an online archive for the public, but not in a form that can be harvested.



[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 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 2014/2015 - Reformatting

Reformatting (Key Indicator 4)

Microfilming

Microfilming is one of the key strategies for preserving access to print newspapers. However some ANPlan libraries have now ceased microfilming and are investigating digitisation as the preferred strategy.

ANPlan libraries report on the percentage of their hard copy newspaper holdings which have been microfilmed. The intention is to microfilm as many newspapers as possible before they become inaccessible. This figure is an estimate only, since there are a number of variables, such as:

  • the total number of newspaper titles published in a state/territory;
  • missing portions of newspapers within collections which therefore cannot be microfilmed;
  • microfilm that was not produced to standards[1] which may affect only a portion of the title.

The percentage of their state/territory’s hard copy newspaper titles which ANPlan libraries estimate they have been able to microfilm ranges from 45% - 100%.

A list of Australian newspaper titles microfilmed during 2014/15 is provided in Appendix E. This includes current titles that are filmed every year and retrospective filming of historic titles.

Figure 6 below shows the percentage of newspaper titles from each state/territory that have been microfilmed and of these, the percentage that have been filmed to standards. [2]

 Figure 6: Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles microfilmed in each state and the % of these that were filmed to standards as at June 2015 Figure 6: Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles microfilmed in each state and the % of these that were filmed to standards as at June 2015

There were 694 reels of microfilm produced by ANPLan libraries during 2014/15. These titles are listed in Appendix E along with the reason for the microfilming activity. Figure 7 below provides a snapshot view of the number of reels of microfilm produced by each ANPlan partner since 2008/9.

Figure 7: Number of microfilm reels produced for ANPlan in each state and territory 2008-2015

Figure 7: Number of microfilm reels produced for ANPlan in each state and territory 2008-2015

At risk titles (Key Indicator 4C)

Over the past five years ANPlan libraries have developed an understanding that some newspaper titles are at risk of being lost due to a number of factors.

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.

The newspaper may also be considered to be at risk if the 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 three generations,
  • master is not stored optimally – e.g. is not held by an ANPlan library,

Of the 147 newspaper titles that are considered to be ‘at risk’, ANPlan libraries have now microfilmed 27 of these titles and thus reduced the risk of loss. Progress over 2014/15 involved the SLSA microfilming three titles from this list.

Digitisation (Key Indicator 5)

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 938 titles at the end of June 2015. A comparison of the total number of titles from each state/territory accessible through Trove from June 2009 to June 2014 is shown below by year (Figure 8) and then by state/territory (Figure 9). 

Figure 8: Number of newspaper titles made accessible each year in Trove for each state and territory, 2009 - 2015 Figure 8: Number of newspaper titles made accessible each year in Trove for each state and territory, 2009 - 2015

 Figure 9: Number of newspaper titles made accessible through Trove by state or territory in which published, 2009 - 2015

Figure 9: Number of newspaper titles made accessible through Trove by state or territory in which published, 2009 - 2015

The list of titles of all Australian newspapers available through Trove can be found on the Trove website.

The National Library of Australia, under the Australian National Digitisation Program banner, digitised 117 titles during 2014/15 with the assistance of state and territory libraries who loaned microfilm for this work to be undertaken. The SLNSW continues to contribute significantly via the Digital Excellence Program with 78 titles contributed during 2014/15.

ANPlan libraries aim to ensure newspapers that have been digitised are added to Trove. There are, however, a small number (63 as at June 2015) of titles which are digitised and not added to Trove, and are therefore not available in a nationally accessible location. See Figure 10 below. None of these titles are catalogued on the National Bibliographic Database (NBD) and are therefore not easily discoverable. These titles are listed in Appendix F.

Access to these titles varies, including:

  • accessible on the state/territory library online catalogue
  • accessible at a local site, usually on DVD
  • inaccessible; stored in an archival storage facility.

During 2014/15 ANPlan members agreed on standards for digitisation that are required for contribution of content to Trove Newspapers. Organisations wishing to use microfilm from ANPlan libraries are encouraged to meet these standards so that content can be added to Trove. 

Figure 10: Total number of newspapers digitised at June 2015, including those which are not accessible through Trove.

Figure 10: Total number of newspapers digitised at June 2015, including those which are not accessible through Trove.

1.1.4        Acetate replacement (Key Indicator 6)

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. During 2014/15 the State Library of Queensland replaced 136 acetate microfilm reels of newspaper titles with polyester. Acetate replacement of first generation microfilm has been completed in NTL, SLNSW, LINC Tas and SLSA.

1.1.5        Storage

Hard copy newspapers (Key Indicator 7)

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. Only two libraries, SLSA and SLWA reported that they are unable to store 100% of their newspapers ideally. See Figure 11 below.

ANPlan libraries reported that all first generation microfilm masters are stored in optimal environmental conditions, and the majority of these[3] are stored in the NLA cold store. 

 Figure 11: Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles stored under optimal environmental conditions in each state and territory.

Figure 11: Percentage of hard copy newspaper titles stored under optimal environmental conditions in each state and territory.

Environmental conditions used to store hard copy newspapers

ACT Heritage Library

LTas

NLA

NTL

SLNSW

SLQ

SLSA[4]

SLV

SLWA[5]

temp.(°C)

22±2

20±2[6]; 19±1[7]

15±2[10]; 20±2[11]

18-21

23±2

21±2

21±2

20±2

20±2

humid. (%RH)

50±5

50±10[8]; 35-40[9]

35±5[12]; 50±5[13]

50±5

50±5

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 

First generation microfilm masters (Key Indicator 8)

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. These reported conditions, which are listed in Table 3 below, vary between libraries. 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

 

LTas

NLA

NTL

SLNSW

SLQ

SLSA

SLV

SLWA

temp.(°C)

13±1[14]

17±2[15]

8±1

8±1

8±1

8±1[16]

19[17]

8±1

8±1

8±1[18]

10[19]

humidity (%RH)

32-35

50±5

35±5

35±5

35±5

35±5

50-52

35±5

35±5

35±5

40±5

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

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

[2] The National Library is responsible for five national titles: Australian, Australian Financial Review, National Times, Nation Review and Independent Monthly.  None of these titles have been microfilmed to standards.

[3] NLA (ACT), Northern Territory Library (NTL), SLNSW and SLV all store their masters in the NLA cold store. 98% of SLQ and 90% of SLWA masters are stored at the NLA.

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

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

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

[9] ~25% of LTas material is stored in the Berriedale storage facility

[10] National titles.

[11] ACT titles.

[12] National titles

[13] ACT titles

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

[17] <2% of SLQ material is stored in the SLQ cold storage facility

[18] ~90% of SLWA material is stored in the NLA cold store

[19] ~10% of SLWA material is stored in the SLWA cold storage facility

ANPlan Annual Report 2014/2015 - Cataloguing

Control of microfilm masters (Key Indicator 9)

Most Australian newspaper microfilm masters are owned by ANPlan libraries. Those not owned by ANPlan libraries include titles from VIC (33), Tasmania (3), WA (1[1]), national (4) and two NT titles[2].

Most ANPlan libraries reported that their newspaper microfilm is catalogued on the NBD according to the agreed guidelines.[3]  The NLA reported that all completed digitised newspapers available on Trove are catalogued onto the NBD, according to the current guidelines.[4]

 

Cataloguing on the National Bibliographic Database (NBD)

Cataloguing hard copy newspaper titles (Key Indicator 10)

Most Australian newspapers (hard copy) are accessible through the NBD and most libraries reported that catalogue records for newspapers published in their state/territory include detailed and up-to-date holdings information.[5] See Figure 12. Libraries reported only on the newspapers which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

During 2014/15 the State Library of Victoria significantly improved their cataloguing coverage of newspaper titles, increasing their reported figure from 75% to 92%.

Tasmanian newspapers published pre-1912 were deposited with the Chief (Colonial) Secretary and therefore the Archives Office rather than the State Library. Now that these two organisations have merged the cataloguing of hardcopy newspaper titles in the NBD has been made a priority. The microfilm of these titles is already in the NBD.

 Percentage of libraries’ newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued onto the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014 Figure 12: Percentage of libraries’ newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued
onto the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014

Cataloguing first generation microfilm masters (Key Indicator 11)

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.

Cataloguing microfilm (Key Indicator 12)

The extent to which ANPlan libraries have been able to adopt the revised guidelines for all microfilmed titles varies across the ANPlan libraries. Libraries have again reported only on newspaper titles which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan. See Figure 13.

 

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

Figure 13: Percentage of libraries’ first generation microfilm masters catalogued onto
the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014


[1] West Australian (1995 onwards)

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

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

[5] 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.

ANPlan annual report 2014/2015 - Outreach and new three year plan

Publicity and Outreach

During 2014/15 there was no central campaign to locate missing issues of newspapers. It was decided by ANPlan members during the Review that each Library would manage their own outreach for this activity.

Reports from ANPlan members on their publicity and outreach are below:

SLNSW

Jerelynn Brown presented a paper at the NSW Public Libraries Conference, A fortunate life Mudgee, NSW 11-14 November 2014 called "Libraries reflecting communities: digitising NSW newspapers.

Two entries on the Our Stories blog have featured work with newspapers. See Digitising Newspapers and The SLV Paper Run

SLQ

SLQ promotes search and rescue on a dedicated newspaper page on SLQ’s website. It is also promoted via public lectures, the Local Studies Discussion list set up to communicate with the local studies community in libraries in Queensland, and historical societies .  All Search & Rescue enquiries are responded to. Blog stories are written to promote new Queensland content as released and digitised newspapers are often referred to and linked to as sources of information in blog stories on various topics.

In addition SLQ has highlighted the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program at all of the digitisation workshops held at SLQ and regionally this year. Manager of Published Content, Sharon Nolan, promoted the Trove contributor model to visiting public library groups at focused digitisation workshop sessions and subsequently to representative groups from interested libraries. This advocacy resulted in newspaper digitisation projects being undertaken by Gold Coast, Cassowary Coast and Redlands library services.  The contributor model was also promoted to community and public library audiences in a dedicated session of the Selection to Discovery regional workshops held in March 2015 and to QANZAC workshop audiences. The Newspaper Digitisation Program is publicised in SLQ’s online Digitisation Toolkit

SLSA

A feature 'Wanted: South Australia's missing newspapers' was published in the Winter 2014 edition of SLSA's electronic newsletter.

A public workshop on using newspaper content in Trove, with focus on researching the history of fashion in Australia, was held on 12 November 2014 in conjunction with an exhibition.

SLV

Several entries on the Australiana blog, 'Such was life', featured links to Trove content. A blog, 'The SLV paper run' showed the journey of a daily newspaper- from entering the building to sitting in the Reading Room. Several 'Newsworthy' workshops free to the public were run during the year.

Newspaper Librarian Paul Dee conducted a 5 minute tour of the Newspaper Room, streamed online via the app. 'Periscope'.

SLWA

Notices of digitised newspapers were placed on WA Public Library network throughout the year.

 

Conclusion of Five Year Plan and the next workplan

This is the final annual report which will be based on the ANPlan five year plan 2010-2015. The implementation of this plan has enabled significant achievements in each ANPlan partner library in the way newspaper collections are stored, managed and accessed. The amount of microfilming being undertaken has decreased over the past five years as the number of titles waiting to be microfilmed decreases. Some state and territory libraries have already moved towards digitisation as their reformatting strategy and it is expected this will become more widespread over the next three years.

To help shape the future of ANPlan, at the August 2014 meeting, ANPlan members decided to carry out a review of the program .

A small working group was formed to carry out the review and during January 2015 representatives from each ANPlan library, and also the National Library of New Zealand as an observer to the group, were asked a series of questions about the success of the program. The ANPlan Review Report, including a draft three year plan (2015-2018), was considered by the April 2015 face-to-face meeting and subsequently at the July 2015 National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) CEO meeting.

The ANPlan Review found:

  • The program has been very successful in providing support and resources to state and territory libraries to ensure that print newspapers are collected, preserved and available for access.
  • All members feel that digital newspapers, in all their forms, must now be the focus of future activities. Current changes in the newspaper publishing industry mean that the imperative to collect digital newspapers is becoming critical.
  • Most libraries are considering moving away from the established preservation strategy of microfilming to the newer strategy of digitisation. Not all ANPlan libraries agree on whether digitisation achieves preservation of the newspaper. Standards in this environment should be developed and documented by ANPlan.
  • In the existing environment of limited resources no other ANPlan partners are in a position to take on the coordination of ANPlan and prefer the National Library of Australia to continue in this role.
  • A shorter, three year plan would be appropriate, focussing on the collecting and preservation of newspapers in the digital environment. ANPlan’s relationship with NSLA and the projects they are overseeing may impact on ANPlan’s work in the near future.

At their July 2015 meeting NSLA CEOs supported the findings from the review and the broad direction of the draft three-year workplan to focus on the collection and preservation of digital newspapers in all their forms. It was recognised that central support for digital collections, including newspapers, was imperative for Australian libraries. Several NSLA projects will be working in this area of development and will inform ANPlan work in the future. The draft three-year plan for 2015-18 is attached at Appendix G and will be finalised in November 2015.

ANPlan annual report 2015/2015 - Appendix A: 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 (ACTHL) 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 goal has 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”:

a.       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;

b.      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 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 and digitised) 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 the Australian newspapers service 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 the Australian newspapers service. ANPlan libraries will play a key role in facilitating contributions from local libraries and organisations to the service, as outlined in the Australian newspapers service Contributor Guidelines, and in raising awareness of funding strategies that may be available for newspaper digitisation projects.

APPENDIX 1: DEFINITION OF A NEWSPAPER

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

 New South Wales

 South Australia

  •  INDAILY, Adelaide Independent news

 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, Australian Financial Review, National Times, Nation Review and Independent Monthly.

ANPlan Annual Report 2014/2015 - Appendix B: Significant newspaper finds

StateTitleDate range of issue(s)NotesFinancial year foundNewspaper received?Microfilmed or Digitised?Notes for 2014/15
NSWBathurst Free PressJuly 1876Donation 2014/15YY 
NSWBraidwood dispatch 1878-1893Donation2014/15YY 
NSWIllustrated Sydney News1854Donation2014/15YY 
NSWLightning Flash1969-1993NLA Repatriation Project2014/15YY 
QLDHerbert River Express and Kangaroo Hills and Ewan Advocate15 Feb 1904 - 28 Jan 1907Loaned by Ingham Family History for microfilming2014/15YY 
QLDNorth Queensland Register1914-1938 2014/15YN 
QLDProserpine Guardian1911-1912, 1919-1926, 1930-1934Negotiating with owner to obtain access2014/15NN 
QLDQueensland Sportsman1896-1900 (imperfect)Negotiating with owner to obtain access2014/15NN 
QLDRosewood RegisterSelected issues 1913-1938Negotiating with owner to obtain access2014/15NN 
SASun (The) (Port Adelaide, SA)Vol 1, No. 1-4,6-7, 1936 2014/15YTo be filmedPreviously unknown title located during processing the archival records of Port Adelaide shipping and customs agent Vernon Smith, 1875-1975. It was produced by Port traders. Broadsheet, 8 pages per issue. 
VICSouth Bourke and Mornington Journal (microfiche)  2014/15  

ANPlan annual report 2014/2015 - Appendix C: Newspaper titles

Newspaper titles which have commenced, ceased and changed title from July 2014 to June 2015

StateTitlePlace publishedPublication datesYear publishedReason for reporting
First ReportedFirst CollectedChanged titleCeased publication
NSWArmenia fortnightlySydney, NSWApr 2011-Apr 20142011 x x
NSWArmidale IndependentArmidale, NSW1996-20141996 x x
NSWAustralasian Muslim Times Bonyrigg, NSW1991-19921991xxx 
NSWAutumn LeavesOrange, NSWAutumn Festival edxx x
NSWBoggabri HeraldManila, NSWMar 1981-July 19821981 x x
NSWBraidwood District NewsBraidwood, NSW2 issues in July 19161916xxx 
NSWBroadcaster (The)Hornsby, NSWJan. 13, 1954-Dec. 22, 19591954xx  
NSWCanowindra Star & Woodstock RecorderCanowindra, NSWNLA newspaper repatriation project change of titlexxx 
NSWCanowindra star (The)Canowindra, NSW1900-19021900 xx 
NSWChronicle Extra: Taree-Wingham-Great LakesTaree, NSWNLA newspaper repatriation project change of titlexxx 
NSWCoffs Harbour TimesCoffs harbour, NSWDonation from UNE, C/T xx 
NSWCoolamon Ganmain TimesWagga, Wagga, NSWApr 1970-June 19751970xx x
NSWDeniliquin Free PressFeb 1981-Apr 19811981xx  
NSWEastern CourierCoogee, NSWJune 25, 19531953xx x
NSWEllinon logos Hellenic newspaperMerrickville, NSWAug. 10, 2013-Dec. 27, 20142013 x x
NSWEntrance Guardian (The)The Entrance, NSWNLA newspaper repatriation project change of titlexx 
NSWGlebe & Inner Western Weekly (West Ed.)Parramatta, NSWNLA newspaper repatriation project change of titlexxx 
NSWGlebe and inner city news (The)Parramatta, NSW1994-19961994 xx 
NSWGriffith TimesGriffith, NSWJan. 3, 1973-Jan. 26, 19731973xx x
NSWGuardian (Central Coast)Wyong, NSWNLA newspaper repatriation project change of titlexx 
NSWGuardian of the Central CoastWyong, NSWDec 1973-May 19741973xxx 
NSWHoliday Coast TimesRaleigh, NSWDonation from UNE, C/T xx 
NSWMacleay Argus (Big Print ed.)Kempsey, NSWAug 1984-Jan 19851984xx x
NSWMyall Coast NotaGloucester, NSW2000-20142000 xx 
NSWNews (Raleigh, NSW)Raleigh, NSWDonation from UNE, C/T xx 
NSWNews PictorialOrange, NSW1973-19771973xx x
NSWNewspaper (Raleigh, NSW)Raleigh, NSW19881988 xx 
NSWNorth Coast TimesRaleigh, NSWDonation from UNE, C/T xx 
NSWNorthern ReviewArmidale, NSWApr & June 19761976xx x
NSWParseh newpaperSydney, NSW20142014xx x
NSWSydney City ExpressSydney, NSWNLA newspaper repatriation project change of titlexxx 
NSWTimes (Raleigh, NSW)Raleigh, NSWDonation from UNE, C/T xx 
NSWWeekly News (Leichhardt, N.S.W.)Leichhardt, NSWNLA newspaper repatriation project change of titlexxx 
NSWWestern WeeklyTottaham, NSWSept 1967-Mar19681967xx x
NTNorthern Territory Rural WeeklyMilton (QLD) : APN Regional MediaIssue no. 1 (April 3, 2015) -2015 x  
QLDAdvocate (The)Ayr, Qld. :  The AdvocateAug. 15, 1944-June 27, 20141944  x 
QLDBayside BulletinCleveland, Qld. : Redland PublishersVol. 1, no. 1 (Aug. 28th 1984)-June 24, 20141984  xx
QLDBurdekin Advocate (The)Townsville : NewsCorp AustraliaJuly 2, 2014-2014 x  
QLDNepal express[Brisbane] : [Nepal Express]June 1, 2013-Feb. 1-30, 20152013 x x
QLDObserver (The)Home Hill : Thomas Ralph Jackson1st Aug. 1969-June 26, 20141969   x
QLDRecorder (The)Childers, [Qld.] : [Isis Town & Country].July 2005-Dec. 3, 20142005   x
QLDRedland City BulletinCleveland [Qld.] : Fairfax MediaJuly 2, 2014-2014 x  
QLDRedland Times (The)Cleveland, Qld. : Redlands PrinteryFeb. 11, 1987-June 27, 20141987  xx
QLDRocky Life Rockhampton : Capricornia Newspapers Pty LtdApril 9, 2014-Dec. 17, 20142014   x
QLDStanley River herald.[Woodford, Qld.?] : Stanley River heraldVol. 1, issue XIX (May 25, 2012)-July 20, 2012; Feb. 1, 2013; June 2013; v. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 2014); v. 3, no. 3 (Mar. 2014)-v. 3, no. 4 (Apr. 2014)2012   x
TASBusiness gazetteFranklin, TasNovember 2014-2014    
TASMeander Valley gazetteDeloraine, TasApril 2014-2014    
TASRoundabout SorellSorell, TasApril 2010-August 2014   2014
TASTasmanian business accessFranklin, TasAugust 2014-October 20142014  2014 
VICArmstrong Creek TimesArmstrong Creek.  2014 x  
VICBellarine times (Ocean Grove & Barwon Heads edition)Torquay 200?  Publisher won't supply
VICBharat timesMelbourne 2015  Publisher won't supply
VICCBD newsMelbourne 2015 x  
VICChelsea Mordialloc Mentone newsChelsea 200?  Publisher won't supply
VICDrysdale & Clifton Springs voiceDrysdale 2015 x  
VICEndeavour HillsJournal news 2014 x  
VICFrankston timesFrankston 200?  Publisher won't supply
VICG townGeelong 2015 x  
VICMelbourne's senior sceneMelbourne 20??  Publisher won't supply
VICMornington newsMornington 200?  Publisher won't supply
VICMXMelbourneFeb. 5, 2001-June 12, 20152001    
VICSituation (The)Bendigo 2013 x  
VICSouthern Peninsula newsRosebud 2010  Publisher won't supply
VICSun newspaperMelbourne 2014 x  
VICTuà̂n báo vietnewsMelbourne 2015 x  
VICWestern Port newsHastings 2010  Publisher won't supply
VICWestsider (The)Melbourne 2014 x  
WAAustralian Government Review  (The)Perth420642015 x  
WABadgebup BulletinKatanningJul 1981-Sept 2014   x
WABridgetown (The)BridgetownSummer 20142014 x  
WAEllenbrook ExpressMalagaNov 2010-Dec 2011   x
WAGoldfields ExpressKalgoorlieOct 2003-Jan 2014   x
WANewman MailNewmanFeb 2007-Jun 2010   x
WAShark Bay HeraldDenhamSept 2004- Mar 2006   x
WAYour generation: living now for the over 50sMandurah418832014 x  

ANPlan annual report 2014/2015 - Appendix D: Digital newspapers

Digital newspapers collected and managed for permanent access.

StateTitlePlace of publicationPublication datesHow title is being made accessible (eg online via library website,..)Cataloguing arrangements ( eg. On NBD, on local catalogue, uncatalogued,…)Year reportedNotes eg. Still collecting, Discontinued collection…
NTCentralian Advocate(03/03/2006 -)PDF on Territorystoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2013/14
NTDarwin Sun(17/12/2008-)PDF on Territorystoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2013/14
NTEylandt EchoAlyangula (N.T.)2010-PDF on TerritoryStoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2014/15
NTKatherine TimesKatherine (N.T.)2013-PDF on TerritoryStoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2014/15
NTLitchfield Sun(17/12/2008-)PDF on Territorystoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2013/14
NTNorthern Territory News (27/11/2009-)PDF on Territorystoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2013/14
NTPalmerston Sun(17/12/2008-)PDF on Territorystoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2013/14
NTSunday Territorian(27/11/2009-)PDF on Territorystoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2013/14
NTTennant and District TimesTennant Creek(N.T.)2013-PDF on TerritoryStoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2014/15Issues from 1975-1985 have been given to NTL in .pdf format
NTWagaiteerWagait Beach (N.T.)2003-2009 HardcopyPDF on TerritoryStoriesaccessible online through Territorystories and the catalogue2014/15Still collecting digital version only
SABorder TimesOct 2013 - June 2014write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2013/14
SABorder WatchMount Gambier, S. Aust .1 Jan 2015 -write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2014/15First year reported collecting
SABunyip Oct 2013 - June 2014write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2013/14
SAInDaily http://indaily.com.au/July 2013 -not currently accessiblenot yet catalogued, except for PANDORA archived version to September 20062014/15First year reported collecting
SALoxton NewsOct 2013 - June 2014write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2013/14
SAMurray Pioneer Oct 2013 - June 2014write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2013/14
SAPennantPenola, S. Aust.7 Jan 2015 -write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2014/15First year reported collecting
SAPort Lincoln Times2013write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2013/14
SARiver NewsOct 2013 - June 2014write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2013/14
SASouth Eastern TimesMillicent, S. Aust.1 Jan 2015 -write to microfilmsuppressed record on local catalogue only2014/15First year reported collecting
TASBicheno Forward (2013-)PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASClarence Plains talking (Rokeby)2010-PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASDulverton chronicle (Oatlands)2007PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASGreat Oyster Bay community news (Swansea)2012 -PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASHuon crier: Cygnet community news 2012-PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASIn the city Launceston 2011-PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASMeander Valley gazetteDeloraineApril 2014-PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2014/15
TASMidlands heraldCampbell Town2011-PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASRoundabout Sorell2010-PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14
TASSouthern Midlands news Tunbridge2011-2012PDF on STORSaccessible online through LINC Tasmania's TALIS+ catalogue2013/14

ANPlan annual report 2014/2015 - Appendix E: Newspaper titles microfilmed

Newspaper titles microfilmed in 2014/15

StateTitlePlace of publicationMicrofilmed datesNumber of reels producedReason for microfilming (routine, special project, backlog)
Total694
NSWAcropolis Enmore, NSW February 24 – September 7, 19801Donation
NSWAdaminaby AdvocateAdaminaby, NSW November 5, 1914 1NLA Repatriation Project
NSWAlbury Banner  Albury, NSW July 3 – December 28, 19341Donation
NSWAustralian Courier Burwood, NSW February 24, 1927   1Donation
NSWAutumn Leafs   Orange, NSW Autumn 19741Donation
NSWBathurst Free Press  Bathurst, NSWJuly 29, 18761Donation
NSWBinalong Bugle   Binalong, NSW September 16, 1980 – April 1981 1NLA Repatriation Project
NSWBoggabri Telegraph  Manila, NSW Mach 12, 1981 1NLA Repatriation Project
NSWBraidwood Dispatch & Mining Journal  Braidwood, NSW  March 16, 1878 – April 12, 18931Donation
NSWBraidwood District News  Braidwood, NSWJuly 8, 15, 1916  1Donation
NSWDeniliquin Free PressEchuca, Vic. February 4 – April 22, 19811Donation
NSWDerwent Star & Van Diemen’s Land Intelligencer  Hobart, Tas April 3, 1810 – September 24, 18141Donation
NSWDubbo City News  Dubbo, NSW July 17 – June 24, 2004  2NLA Repatriation Project
NSWEastern Courier  Coogee, NSW  June 25, 19531Donation
NSWGrenfell Record  Grenfell, NSW July 2, 1968 – December 30, 1969  2Donation
NSWGuardian & Newtown Daily  Newtown, NSWDecember 2, 1965; March 3, June 30, 1966  1Donation
NSWMacleay Argus “Big Print Edition”  Macleay, NSWAugust 15, 1984 – January 23, 1985   1NLA Repatriation Project
NSWMilton Ulladulla Express Nowra, NSW January 7 – October 14, 1981;  November 9 – December 30, 1988 3NLA Repatriation Project
NSWMilton Ulladulla on the Premier Coast Express  Nowra, NSWOctober 21, 1981 – November 4, 198829NLA Repatriation Project
NSWMosman & Lower North Shore Daily  Manly, NSWMay 8, 1974 – February 22, 19751Donation
NSWNews Pictorial  Orange, NSW September 4, November 13, 1991 1NLA Repatriation Project
NSWPort Macquarie News  Telegraph Point, NSWJuly 25, 18851NLA Repatriation Project
NSWSouthern Morning Herald  Goulburn, NSW July 5, 19261Donation
NSWSouthern StarBega, NSW January 13 – February 24, 19841NLA Repatriation Project
NSWSouthern Star & Bay Advocate   Mourya, NSWAugust 2, 1989 – August 30, 1990  8NLA Repatriation Project
NSWThe Times (Milton-Ulladulla)   Milton, NSWApril 15, 1981; July 1 1981 – March 25, 1992 35NLA Repatriation Project
NTArafura TimesNhulunbuy (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20141Routine
NTCentralian AdvocateAlice Springs (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20144Routine
NTDarwin SunDarwin (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20142Routine
NTKatherine TimesKatherine (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20142Routine
NTLitchfield SunDarwin (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20142Routine
NTNorthern Territory NewsDarwin (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20141
NTPalmerston SunDarwin (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20142Routine
NTSunday TerritorianDarwin (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20144Routine
NTTennant & District TimesTennant Creek (N.T.)Jan-Dec. 20141Routine
NTTerritory Regional Weekly Humpty Doo (N.T.)24 Jan. - 3 Oct. 20141Routine
QLDCairns PostCairns, Qld15 Jan 2014 - 31 Mar 201542Routine
QLDFraser Coast Chronicle (Maryborough Edition)Maryborough, Qld1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 201424Routine
QLDGold Coast BulletinSouthport, Qld18 Mar 2014 - 31 Mar 201541Routine
QLDGympie TimesGympie, Qld1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 201412Routine
QLDHerbert River Express and Kangaroo Hills and Ewan AdvocateIngham, Qld15 Feb 1904 - 28 Jan 19073special project
QLDObserverGladstone, Qld2 Jun 2014 - 31 Dec 20149Routine
QLDQueensland TimesIpswich, Qld1 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 201524Routine
QLDToowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs GazetteToowoomba, Qld1 Jan 1925 - 28 Jan 190712special project
QLDTownsville BulletinTownsville, Qld1 Jan 2014 - 31 Mar 201545Routine
SABroughton StarSnowtown, S. Aust.1909 - 19122Backlog
SACurrent South Australian titles published 2012variousongoing66Routine
SAExpressAdelaide1946 - 19516Backlog
SAExpress and journalAdelaide, S. Aust.1929 - 194530Backlog
SASaturday ExpressAdelaide, S. Aust.1914 - 192952Backlog
SASunday MailAdelaide, S. Aust.June 2014 - July 201512Routine
SAThe Advertiser Adelaide, S. Aust.30 June 2014 - 31 July 201536Routine
SAWallaroo WheatsheafWallaroo, S. Aust.1911 - 19211Backlog
SAYorkes Peninsula FarmerMoonta, S. Aust.1923 - 19335Backlog
TASHuon Valley NewsFranklin11 Jan 2012-19 Dec 20122Routine
VICHerald SunMelbourneSept 1, 2013-Jun 30, 201457routine
VICStawell Times and Wimmera AdvertiserStawellJan 3, 1894-Dec 28, 18985special project
WANortham AdvertiserNortham1 June 1895-28 Dec 191820Routine
WAPerenjori PioneerPerth2 Aug 1930-30 Sept 19332Routine
WAThe PostSubiaco16 Apr 1996-17 May 19993special project
WAThe SunKalgoorlie16 Oct 1898-26 June 191926Routine
WAThe TruthPerth25 July 1903-25 Dec 192014Routine
WAW.A. RecordPerth19 July 1888-1 Apr 192224Routine

ANPlan annual report 2014/2015 - Appendix F: Newspapers known to be digitised

Newspapers known to be digitised at 30 June 2015 which are not currently accessible through Australian newspapers on Trove.

StateTitleDates concernedCataloguedAccessed?Notes for 2014/15
NSWKoori Mail 1991-2011 catalogued onto NBD using metadata from the SLNSW's Australian Indigenous Indexavailable on the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website
NTCentralian Advocate 1955+ not catalogued onto NBDpermission for access in Alice Springs Public Library only
QLDBowen Independent 1865-2005 not catalogued on the NBDavailable only through Bowen Historical Society & Museum on fee for service access
SABell's Life in Adelaide and Sporting Chronicle April 1861-Mar 1862; 1 reel; approx 700 images  not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBDSLSA electronic storage facility
SACounty Light Times 1949-1951; 1 reel; approx 700 images not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBDSLSA electronic storage facility
SAKingston Weekly Mar 1946-Mar 1951; 2 reels; approx 2000 images not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBDSLSA electronic storage facility
SANorthern Districts Courier Aug 1925-Dec 1927; 1 reel; approx 1000 images not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBDSLSA electronic storage facility
SANorthern Suburbs Weekly Oct 1952-Dec 1961; 2 reels; approx 2000 images not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBDSLSA electronic storage facility
SAPort Wakefield Monitor 1915-1941; 9 reels; approx 9000 images not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBDSLSA electronic storage facility
SAStanley Herald 1909-1948; 12 reels; approx 12,000 images not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBDSLSA electronic storage facility
SATimes  Victor HarborJan 1987-_April 1995 - not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBD SLSA electronic storage facility, local access on VH Public Library hard driveUpdate: this title has been selected by NLA for ingest to TROVE 2014/15
SAUnley Citizen and Suburban Chronicle 22 June 1906-27 Dec 1912; 3 reels; approx 2100 images SLSA electronic storage facility, not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBD 
SAUnley Welfare Aug 1921-Oct 1924; 2 reels; approx 1400 images SLSA electronic storage facility, not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBD 
SAVictor Harbor Times 1912-1999; 60 reels - not catalogued on SLSA catalogue or NBD SLSA electronic storage facility, local access on VH Public Library hard driveUpdate: this title has been selected by NLA for ingest to TROVE 2014/15
TASDerwent Gazette 1953not catalogued onto NBDaccessible online
TASDerwent Valley and Moonah News 1954not catalogued onto NBDaccessible online
TASIllustrated Tasmanian News 1873-1877not catalogued onto NBDaccessible online
TASMercury Extraordinary 1914-1918 not catalogued onto NBDaccessible online
TASNorth Western Advocate and Emu Bay Times41913Online
TASTasmanian Mail 1901 - 1935 not catalogued onto NBDaccessible online
TASTassie Times 1916-1918  not catalogued onto NBDaccessible online
TASWeekly Courier 1901 - 1935  not catalogued onto NBDaccessible online
VICArarat and Pleasant Creek Advertiser 1861-1868; 6 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICBairnsdale Advertiser Jan 1932-Dec 1972; 43 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICBoort Standard Jan 1890-Mar 1916, 1926-1951; 19 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICBuzz 1933-1948; 1 reel not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICCarrum Borough Gazette Nov 1922-Apr 1929; 2 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICCheltenham Leader Jul 1887-Jan 1902; 9 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICCity Chelsea News 1931-1949; 6 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICColeraine Albion6 Jan 1871-27 May 1881 (2 reels)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICCreswick and Clunes Advertiser May 1859-Jun 1892; 27 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICDandenong Journal Sept 1965-Dec 1965; 1 reel not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICDonald Times Feb1882-July 1885; 3 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICEveryweekJune 1904-May 1946 (18 reels)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICGeelong Times Oct 1874-1909 – not catalogued on NBDCD-ROM, Geelong Heritage Centre
VICHamilton Spectator Jan 1860-Apr 1905; 37 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICHamilton Spectator 1 April 1905-31 Dec 1913 (13 reels)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICHamilton Spectator 2 Jan 1919-30 Dec 1920 (2 reels)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICKyabram Free Press Feb 1892-Dec 1920; 22 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICKyabram Free Press and Rodney and Deakin Shire Advocate Jan 1921-Dec 1962; 24 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICLilydale Express June 1886-Feb 1902; Jan 1936- June 1965; 18 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICMentone & Moorabbin Chronicle Mar 1890-Feb 1895; 2 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICMoorabbin News April 1900-Dec 1950; 17 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICMt Ararat Advertiser 1857-1861; 1 reelnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICMt Ararat Advertiser 1 Aug 1857-29 Mar 1861 (1 reel)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICNathalia Herald, 1884-1974, 30 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICNhill Free Press Oct 1882-Dec 1930; 39 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICNumurkah & Nathalia Leader Apr 1895-Jun 1896; 1 reel not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICNumurkah Leader Mar 1884-Sep 1885; 1 reel not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICNumurkah Standard Jan 1882; Sept 1895;11 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICNumurkah Standard Oct 1895-Mar 1918, 14 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICPowlett Express Nov 1909-Aug 1969; 21 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICPyramid Hill Advertiser Mar 1890-Jan 1971; 19 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICRiponshire AdvocateMay 1874-Dec 1941 (40 reels)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICRipponshire Advocate 1919-1925; 7 reels; 1934-1994; 19 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICRiverine Herald Echuca1863-1884, 23 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICRochester Express Jan 1874-April 1895; 5 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICSan Remo Times Feb 1896-Nov 1898; 1 reel not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICSeaside News Jul 1913-Dec 1922; 3 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICSouthern Cross Feb 1871-Jan 1908; 15 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICSt Arnaud Mercury 1864-1920; 46 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICSt Arnaud Mercury Jan 1921-Dec 1957; 32 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICSteiglitz Guardian2 April 1864- 29 Dec 1865 (1 reel)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICTarnagulla Courier16 Nov  1864- 29 June 1895 (6 reels)not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICViolet Town Sentinel 1894-1920; 5 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICWarracknabeal Herald 1885-1967; 60 reelsnot catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access
VICWestern Port Times Dec 1898-Aug 1910; 5 reels not catalogued on NBDDVD, local restricted access

ANPlan Annual Report 2014/2015 - Appendix G - Draft strategic plan 2015-2018

Strategic objectives for ANPlan members

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

ANPlan will meet this objective in the following ways:

Hardcopy newspapers

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

1.1   Continue to collect printed newspapers in each jurisdiction

Ongoing

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

Key Indicator 1.1

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

1.2   Develop agreed minimum storage standards for hardcopy newspapers

2015-16

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

Key Indicator 1.2

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

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

2015-16

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

Key Indicator 1.3

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made towards collaborative approach.

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

2016-17

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

Key indicator 1.4a

  • Number of titles collected as pre-press files

Key indicator 1.4b

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

Digital newspapers

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

2.1   Develop agreed minimum storage standards for digital newspaper content

2016-17

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

Key Indicator 2.1

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

2.2   Develop collaborative approach for selection of web-based newspapers

2015-16

ongoing

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

Key Indicator 2.2

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

2.3   Develop collaborative approach for collection of web-based newspapers

2015-16

ongoing

  • Determine if different approaches are required for different jurisdictions

Key Indicator 2.3

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

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

2016-17

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

Key Indicator 2.4

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made in this area.

Contribute to a national collaborative approach to e-legal deposit

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

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

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

2015-17

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

Key Indicator 3.1

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made in this area.

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

2016-17

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

Key Indicator 3.2

  • Qualitative assessment of progress made in this area.

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

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

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

2015-16

  • Finalise standard developed in 2014/15

Key Indicator 3.1

  • Number of newspapers digitised not available on Trove.

3.2   Develop agreed understanding of preservation copy standard for scanned newspapers

2016-17

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

Key Indicator 3.2a

  • Number of titles digitised for preservation.

Key Indicator 3.2b

  • Number of titles microfilmed for preservation.

Key Indicator 3.2b

  • Qualitative reporting on progress made in this area.