Preserving the past in digital memory

Cross, Amy (2011) Preserving the past in digital memory. In Fear and Safety in Children's Literature : 20th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature, 4-8 July 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)


The process of researching children’s literature from the past is a growing challenge as resources age and are increasingly treated as rare items, stored away within libraries and other research centres. In Australia, researchers and librarians have collaborated with the bibliographic database AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource to produce the Australian Children’s Literature Digital Resources Project (CLDR). This Project aims to address the growing demand for online access to rare children’s literature resources, and demonstrates the research potential of early Australian children’s literature by supplementing the collection with relevant critical articles. The CLDR project is designed with a specific focus and provides access to full text Australian children’s literature from European settlement to 1945. The collection demonstrates a need and desire to preserve literature treasures to prevent losing such collections in a digital age. The collection covers many themes relevant to the conference including, trauma, survival, memory, survival, hauntings, and histories. The resource provides new and exciting ways with which to research children’s literature from the past and offers a fascinating repository to scholars and professionals of ranging disciplines who are in interested in Australian children’s literature.

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ID Code: 56505
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: children's literature, digitisation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) (200502)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Amy Cross
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2013 22:48
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 22:48

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