[1] Eg, Nadel, George. Australian Colonial Culture. Harvard University Press. 1957.

[2] The US National Endowment for the Humanities had funded two complementary projects that test the relationship between microfilm and digital imagery in order to, in the one operational process, create microfilm for preservation and digital images for access purposes. These projects are the development of the Cornell Digital Library at Cornell University Library, and the Open Book Project at Yale University Library. The project coordinators of both these projects (Anne Kenney and Paul Conway respectively) have agreed to be advisers to this project. These are widely regarded as the leading international benchmark projects in this area, and several collaborative projects have already emerged in the US based on the experience of these projects.

[3] Prof Webby, Prof Jack and Dr Liston. There was unanimous agreement to concentrate on the period 1840-45 because of its significance in the development of an Australian colonial culture. The decision about what content from the period followed testing of some Mitchell Library material and further discussion.

[4] 'Draft Statement on the Significance of Original Materials', drafted by the MLA Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of the Print Record, MLA Newsletter, Spring 1995, p4. While applauding "the technical advances that permit the dissemination and manipulation of texts from the past in electronic form", the statement recommends means for the retention of the physical integrity of the originals, and standards for reproduction of originals.

[5] These projects are surveyed in the Periodicals Index Project by Prof John Barnes (Australian Literary and Cultural Research Group Newsletter, Sept 1993) and Indexes in Australian Libraries: a Towards Federation 2001 survey by Margaret Henty, National Library of Australia and the Council of Australian State Librarians. 1994. Professor Barnes is an adviser to this project.

[6] The conference, Towards Federation 2001: Linking Australians and their Heritage, was held in Canberra in 1992 as a summit of the nation's libraries, archives and other national collecting institutions to address issues regarding publishing, access, collecting and preservation of Australia's recorded documentary heritage. This project generally supports the recommendations relating to improved access and preservation of nineteenth century Australian material.

[7] Preamble to Creative Nation: Commonwealth cultural policy, October 1994. Canberra. Dept of Communication and the Arts. 1994.

[8] Science and Technology Statement 1992-93, Budget related paper no 6, Statement 1 - Developing Australian Ideas, a blueprint for the 1990s. Canberra. Australian Government Publishing Service. 1992.