05Apr2014

This Website Selected For National Archives

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Dave Reneke. Owner ‘Dave Reneke’s World Of Space and Astronomy.’ Editor ‘Astro Space News.’ Image credit: D Reneke

 As the owner and sole editor of this website I am proud to announce national government recognition has been accorded it and the news service I have provided since 2002, ‘Astro Space News.’

This week I received a request from the National Library of Australia permission to archive my website, ‘David Reneke’s World of Space and Astronomy.’ Their PANDORA Archive is a selective collection of web publications and websites and the National Library of Australia has a responsiblity to develop collections of library materials, regardless of format, which document the cultural, social, political life and activities of the Australian community and intellectual and expressive activities of Australians.

 As the owner and sole editor of this website I am proud to announce national government recognition has been accorded it and the news service I have provided since 2002, ‘Astro Space News.’ The National Library and its partners select those that they consider are of significance and to have long-term research value

Below is a copy of their request:

The National Library of Australia. Dear David Reneke,

National Library of Australia request for permission to archive David Reneke’s World of Space and Astronomy (website). I would be grateful if you would let me know whether you are willing to permit us to do so, that is, grant us licence under the Copyright Act 1968, to copy your publications into the Archive and to provide online public access to them via the Internet. This means that you would grant the Library permission to retain your publications in the Archive and to provide public access to them in perpetuity.

PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, was set up by the Library in 1996 to enable the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications.We would like to re-archive your publication periodically to record significant additions and changes. PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive was established by the National Library in 1996 and is a collection of historic online publications relating to Australia and Australians. Online publications and web sites are selected for inclusion in the collection with the purpose of providing long-term and persistent access to them.

PANDORA is a selective archive. The National Library and its partners do not attempt to collect all Australian online publications and web sites, but select those that they consider are of significance and to have long-term research value. The National Library has selected your publication for archiving because we have judged it to be an important component of the national documentary heritage. We want it to be available to researchers now and in the future.

When you grant the National Library a copyright licence, you are permitting it to make a copy of your publication as it appears on your Web site and to store it in an archive of Australian Web publications on the Library’s own server. You are also permitting the Library to take the necessary steps to preserve your publication, and to make it accessible to the public via the Internet now and in perpetuity.

 

A few of the other already archived and selected sites that we join:.

·  Transit of Venus Australia 2012

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