The web archiving staff at the State Library of Queensland, along with our PANDORA partners, are currently participating in a collaborative collecting project by archiving websites and online publications for the ANZAC Centenary. This collection is to include websites that have been created to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC between 2014 and 2018. Some of the material archived in this collection may come from Federal and State Government funded projects. The collection includes websites from community sites, events, government, media and Veterans’ websites. Some examples of websites we have archived with Queensland content include:
ANZAC Centenary Queensland
Q ANZAC 100 : Memories for a New Generation
World War I Pictorial Honour Roll of Queenslanders
The ANZAC centenary projects are also to commemorate the century of service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations since WWI. This theme has led to the creation of another collection of archived websites in PANDORA called Personal stories of Australians in war.
PANDORA is a selective web archive with the purpose of providing long-term access by Australians and others. The National Library of Australia and PANDORA partner institutions select according to their own selection guidelines and only archive online material considered to have long-term research value. As you would expect, Queensland content is the focus for selecting and archiving online publications and websites at the State Library of Queensland. The previous PANDORA collaborative collecting areas have been Australia’s early 21st century resource boom and the Murray Darling River and its Basin.
Gina Tom – Digital Content Librarian, State Library of Queensland