Children's Literature Digital Resource (CLDR)

Mallan, Kerry M., Borchert, Martin, Patterson, Annette J., & Young, Carolyn D. (2010) Children's Literature Digital Resource (CLDR). [Other]

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Children’s Literature Digital Resources incorporates primary texts published from white settlement to 1945, including children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, short stories, and picture books. This collection is supported by selected secondary material.

The objective is to provide a centralised access point for information about Australian children's literature and writers and a growing body of full-text primary resources. Four key aims are: * To establish an important digital facility for research, teaching, and information provision around Australian children’s literature; * To provide access to a wide range of high-quality full-text data, both primary and secondary resources; * To provide access to essential library and research information infrastructure and facilities for established and emerging researchers in the fields of Humanities and Education; To enable research while preserving important heritage material.

The collection contains texts digitised for AustLit through cooperation with various Australian libraries. The collection includes children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, picture books, short stories, and critical articles relating to relevant primary texts.

Authors of primary sources include Irene Cheyne, E. W. Cole, Richard Rowe, Lillian M. Pyke, and Dorothy Wall.

Secondary sources include critical works by Clare Bradford, Heather Scutter, Kerry White, Sharyn Pearce, and Marcie Muir.

These full-text materials are keyword searchable (both within individual texts and across the CLDR corpus) and can be downloaded for research purposes.

As well as digitising primary and secondary material, the project locates and provides pathways to existing online resources or internet publications to enhance AustLit's Children's Literature subset. These resources include both primary and secondary texts.

Impact and interest:

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Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 55884
Item Type: Creative Work (Other)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Research Assistant
  • Dr Michelle Dicinoski
Research Assistant
  • Dr Cherie Allan
Project Officer/ Research Assistant
  • Amy Cross
  • Dr Roger Osborne
Funders: Australian Research Council
Published Source: ISBN - 978-0-9750867-8-0
Publisher: AustLit
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Bibliography, Australian Children's Literature
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Contact the chief investigators for details.
Copyright Statement:

Copyright in digitised works which form part of this collection resides with the authors or publishers of these works.

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Last Modified: 18 Dec 2012 04:53

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