I am thrilled to announce that Australian Women Online has been selected as an electronic publication of national significance and lasting cultural value by the National Library of Australia.
Recently I was approached by the National Library of Australia requesting permission for Australian Women Online to be included in the PANDORA Archive, which preserves documentary resources of national signficance for both present and future generations of Australians. What this means is the website will be copied and preserved in the archive and periodically re-archived to record significant additions and changes. Therefore, Australian Women Online has been granted a permanent place in the nation’s cultural history.
Australian Women Online will also be included in the National Bibliographic Database, a database of catalogue records shared by more than 1,100 libraries in Australia. Furthermore, researchers will be able to access Australian Women Online via the National Library of Australia’s online catalogue.
I am honoured the National Library of Australia has chosen Australian Women Online to be included in our country’s national web archive and bibliographic database. This honour is a credit not only to myself but to all the ladies who contribute to the continued success of this website, especially our regular contributors: Carole Fogarty, Lyn Prowse-Bishop, Kelly Magowan and Lesley Mosely. I would also like to thank the following guest writers who have contributed to the website: Ryian and Kate Sykes from Australia and Katie Wolph from the United States.