Saturday 9th of December 2023

Pandora reckons NHJ is worth saving ()

G'day. I got some great news from the National Archives this week - the NHJ Website has been selected for its PANDORA archive of online sites. PANDORA is a great example of how people working together for a common cause can do just about anything. The National Archives - without any funding for it whatsover - created a team of committed employees to create an online archive, mostly in their own time and without payment, to meet its statutory obligation to archive Australia's history. What they came up with is so good that it's being copied by libraries around the world! Imagine outsourcing such a project - the cost wouldn't allow it to happen. Here's the email from the National Archives.

Dear Ms Kingston

Thank you for granting the National Library of Australia a copyright licence to include the Not Happy, John! web site in the PANDORA Archive. This licence permits the Library to copy your publication into the Archive and to retain it and provide online public access to it in perpetuity.

I am delighted to inform you that your publication, is now publicly available in the PANDORA Archive at nla.

Access to your publication in the Archive is facilitated in two ways: via the Library's online catalogue; and via subject and title lists maintained on the PANDORA home page

Should the location of the title change, or should you decide to cease publication, we would appreciate it if you would advise us so that we can ensure all relevant data is archived.

I would welcome any comments you may have regarding the presentation of your publication in the archive and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Edgar Crook, Librarian, Digital Archiving Section, National Library of Australia, Canberra