5 National Library of Australia Recognition

The ultimate professional reference came when The National Library of Australia requested twice to archive Peter Hogan’s works – PANDORA ref. 44031 :

Subject: Peter Hogan Website – 2nd request for permission to archive website
From: “Helen Halfpenny” hhalfpen@sl.nsw.gov.au
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004

Dear Mr Hogan, 

On 7/9/2004   I sent the attached email message seeking permission to include Peter Hogan website in the PANDORA Archive, the Australian national collection of online publications… 

The State Library of NSW is committed to preserving selected electronic publications and websites of lasting cultural value for long-term access by the Australian community. Only a relatively small number of online publications are assessed as being significant enough for PANDORA and we would be grateful if you would allow us to include yours… 

…There are some benefits to you as a publisher in having your publication archived by the Library. If you grant us a copyright licence, the necessary preservation action will be undertaken to keep your publication accessible as hardware and software changes over time. The Library will catalogue your publication and add the record to the National Bibliographic Database (a database of catalogue records shared by over 1,100 Australian libraries), as well as to our own online catalogue. This will increase awareness of your publication among researchers using libraries… 

Yours sincerely 

Helen Halfpenny,
Senior Library Technician,
Collection Services
  – – –
Consequently Peter Hogan’s work is now archived at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
Pandora original ref. 44031

About the PANDORA Great Australian Selection Guidelines
http://pandora.nla.gov.au/selectionguidelines.html

…The name, PANDORA, is an acronym that encapsulates our mission: Preserving and Accessing Networked DOcumentary Resources of Australia.

PANDORA is a selective archive. The National Library and its partners do not attempt to collect all Australian online publications and web sites, but select those that they consider are of significance and to have long-term research value.

The Archive contains only a small proportion (estimated at less than one per cent) of the Australian web domain.

To be selected for archiving in PANDORA, a significant proportion of a work should:
* be about Australia ; or
* be on a subject of social, political, cultural, religious, scientific or economic significance and relevance to Australia and be written by an Australian author; or
* be written by an Australian of recognised authority and constitute a contribution to international knowledge …

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