[LINK] Fwd: [aliaACTive] Australian Library Week announcement from the Parliament of Australia Library
tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Fri May 28 20:32:05 AEST 2010
And so they should! My first job in Canberra was with the Parliamentary Library 1965-1972
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> From: "Missingham, Roxanne (DPS)" <Roxanne.Missingham at aph.gov.au>
> Date: 28 May 2010 5:02:40 PM AEST
> To: <aliaaglin at lists.alia.org.au>, <aliaactive at lists.alia.org.au>
> Subject: [aliaACTive] Australian Library Week announcement from the Parliament of Australia Library
> Dear Colleagues
> The Parliament of Australia and Parliamentary Library’s contribution to Library and Information Week isthe announcement of the adoption of Creative Commons, progress in digitisation of Hansard and raising our profile with potential entrants to the LIS sector.
> Parliament of Australia adopts Creative Commons
> The Parliament of Australia is committed to open access to the resources it publishes to support a vibrant democracy. Recognising the important of ensuring access to its resources published on the website the parliament has approved publication under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license instead of copyright protection. Full implementation will occur when the new web site is released in late 2010. Until then a notice appears on the copyright page advising of this change.
> The Parliament web site is the first in Australia to implement the 3.0 license. For more information about creative Commons licenses seehttp://creativecommons.org.au/licences
> We are enormously excited at this step to open up parliamentary information.
> Hansard digitisation
> Access to the record of the Parliament is vital for community awareness and engagement with the Parliament. Digitising Hansards will enable the community to access parliamentary materials regardless of time or location and Senators and Members to access additional documents for their parliamentary work. Easy and immediate online access to the digitised collections will be provided. The currently digitised Hansards are a widely used resource, nationally and internationally. Only Hansards from 1981 have been available for the Parliament of Australia until the commencement of the digitisation project.
> By 21 May 2010 the following had occurred:
> (a) All Hansard volumes have been sourced and prepared, exhausting and intensive work including marking every separate days’ records and chambers’ Hansard records, disbanding and adding barcode identifier sheets. Only 4 volumes will be rebound (including Hansard no. 1) as surplus copies could not be located;
> (b) PDF’s of 1953-1980 volumes have been created and are in the test system (comprising 255,579 content pages and 8,592 index pages. A total of 264,141 pages.); and
> (c) XML test file received.
> In June the 1901 to 1953 PDF’s will be completed. PDF’s and full web marked up versions (XML) of 1953 to 1980 Hansards will be put into production. Over the following month the documents from 1901 to 1953 will be published on the production site in PDF and web mark up format (XML). You will be able to see the Hansards from ParlInfo Search at http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/
> The Parliamentary Library will have a stand at the National Careers & Employment Expo at Exhibition Park on Friday 11am-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm this week (28 - 29 May 2010). Thanks to ALIA and the National Library of Australia for providing some marketing material.
> Do drop in and see us at stall 12 at the Expo if you are in Canberra this week.
> For more details see http://www.eocexpo.com.au/
> Happy Library and Information Week 2010!
> Roxanne Missingham
> Parliamentary Librarian
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