Digitisation Update – August 2017

10 August 2017

Co-operator and All Grades Advocate newspapers

The Co-operator and All Grades Advocate newspapers issued by the Amalgamated Railway and Tramway Service Association cover trade union activities in the First World War, particularly the 1917 general strike and the anti-conscription campaigns.

The forthcoming centenary of The Great Strike, held from August 2 to 18 September 1917, along with the second referendum on conscription, has increased contemporary debate around these issues, and this publication is of interest to researchers of these two significant events, as well as the general upheaval of the war years.

These newspapers, spanning 1909-1907, were digitised in collaboration with the National Library of Australia, and these resources are accessible through Trove and ANU Open Research.

Digitisation of these titles also allows for the inclusion of these resources in an upcoming ANU Archives exhibition that coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the Great Strike by the Railway and Tramway Trade Unions.

Newly digitised items

HPT Machine Plans and Logbooks

The HPT (high-pressure, high-temperature gas-medium deformation apparatus) machine was invented by Professor Mervyn Paterson. There are 13 machines in existence around the world. The plans and logbooks were digitised by a company in Minnesota due to high interest, and copies of the images were supplied to ANU for access.

ANU Press titles (1965-1991)

An extensive project undertaken by ANU Press and the ANU Digitisation Team has seen over 500 scholarly works, originally published by The Australian National University between 1965–1991, made available to a global audience under its open-access policy. The collection is now available through the ANU Open Research repository.

Additional titles digitised by request

Environmental effects of clearcutting native forest: an evaluation of current research and research priorities: a report to the Australia Environment Council

Published by the ANU Department of Forestry this title was digitised at the request of Hancock Library staff for preservation as the print copy was damaged.

This title covers environmental issues associated with the silvicultural practice of clearcutting within native forest including: issues related to regeneration and stand development, the ecological stability of forest ecosystems, conservation of natural environments, catchment values, harvesting practice, other forest values, fire management, and economic evaluation of land use and management proposals.

Papua and New Guinea maps

ANU Open Research and the College of Asia and the Pacific launched a new collection of 900+ digitised maps of Papua and New Guinea to complement the maps already existing in the Asia-Pacific Map Collection. The Asia-Pacific Map Collection is made up of more than 30,000 topographic, cadastral, aeronautical, bathymetric, thematic and tourist maps. The collection has special emphasis on Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

Visit of the King of Thailand, announcement of the Asian Fellowship by Pro Chancellor and His Majesty’s response

This audio recording was digitised on request by a film company that is producing a documentary on the life and travels of the late King of Thailand.

ANU Archives Online Exhibitions

ANU Archives is digitising past exhibitions that have been held in the Menzies Library and making them accessible on their website. New online exhibitions are also being added regularly. View the ANU Archives online exhibitions.