November 29 marks World Digital Preservation Day.
Digital preservation covers activities maintaining to the ability to meaningfully access digital collection content over time. This influences how people and organisations collect, manage, preserve, access, and keep digital collections in order for them to be available in the future.
Some digitised collections you may be interested in looking at include:
Trove is run by the National Library of Australia and gives access to items from across Australia’s libraries, museums, archives, repositories, and various other research collections and organisations. Trove has over 5.9 million resources including online newspapers, magazines, books, gazettes, and more!
AIATSIS is a research collection and publishing organisation that promotes the knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages, and stories. The AIATSIS digital collection includes the Koori Mail, Aborigines’ Inland Mission newsletter (1907-1961), NAIDOC posters, and Indigenous Australians at War.
The SLNSW’s eReserve has a number of digitised books, articles, and newspapers. They also have a variety of online exhibitions including One Hundred Years of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Subdivision Plans (posters advertising land for sale), and The Rugby League News (1920-1954).
The SLV has a large digitised collection including the Port Phillip papers, Football Record (the official match day programme for VFL/AFL since 1912), Old Melbourne street directories (1912-1952), and The Australian Medical Gazette (giving a history of the Medical Association of Victoria from 1869-1871).