As well as providing comprehensive bibliographical, biographical, and historical information about Australian writers and storytellers and their works, AustLit engages with emerging methods of digital research practice.
In recent years, the amount of digital material available has increased exponentially. Millions of books are now online, thanks to digitisation and transcription projects. There is a similar, ever increasing abundance of images, film, and audio. Researchers, teachers, and students are now connected to an unprecedented amount of information through personal computers or mobile devices.
New tools and services can help users manage and organise this ‘digital deluge’ of data. AustLit has already engaged in a number of projects that extend our capabilities, and will continue to do so.