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This groundbreaking new book outlines current developments in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Australian and New Zealand serials bibliography. Researchers have been hampered by the lack of access to lists and contents of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century serials, including newspapers, and the chapters of this book discuss in some detail the progress being made on projects in this area. Other chapters deal with the contribution of the National Centre for Australian Studies to Australian studies and Australian bibliography. The importance of this center lies in its role in improving access to source and other material of Australian origin or interest of specific use to researchers. There are also accounts of current trends in serials bibliography, online newspaper services, current research projects in Australian studies, sports bibliographies, and newspaper and periodical bibliographies in Australia and New Zealand. Bibliographers, librarians, publishers, rare book dealers, as well as students, will find this book to be helpful and enlightening.
This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of these two distinct but closely connected countries.
First published in 1992, this volume recognises that it is not unusual, when practising librarianship, to come across small to medium collections within the library, which, because they are different from the main collection, are outside the librarian’s experience or are a new type of material not properly managed or exploited. Therefore this volume contains chapters on a range of materials which are united by a certain rarity in the experience of most librarians. It is aimed at those who need to know how to progress from scratch with a collection, but not necessarily to take it into complete specialization. There is information about characteristics of each type of material as well as guidance for their management. Lists of further reading are provided and a note of some important collections.