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AustLit : Our History

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  • Past Funding and Partnerships

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    GOVERNMENT FUNDING

    Since AustLit's beginnings, the Australian Research Council has provided generous support through its Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes. This support helped us develop AustLit's information architecture and the database content, full text, and website interface. Internal research and infrastructure grants awarded to researchers from participating universities have supplemented this funding.

    Since AustLit's establishment, its Research Projects have supported and continue to support projects that are funded by ARC Discovery and Fellowship grants, and grants from the former Australian Learning and Teaching Council, now the Office for Learning and Teaching.

    Subscription income has supported the continued updating of the database with information on contemporary primary and secondary publications, and up-to-date information on Australian authors, organisations, awards, and other events.

    AustLit gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Australian Research Council (ARC) The consortium of collaborating universities has received large grants under the ARC's Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme.

    This support helped us develop AustLit's information architecture and the database content, full text, and website interface. Since AustLit's establishment, its Research Projects have supported and continue to support researchers funded by ARC Discovery and Fellowship grants, and grants from the former Australian Learning and Teaching Council, now the Office for Learning and Teaching.

    The ARC continues to acknowledge AustLit's primary place in the scholarly engagement with Australian story-making by funding partner research projects such as Children's Literature Digital Resources Project.

    Individual projects such as BlackWords, ScreenLit: The Australian Film and Television Resource, Australian Popular MedievalismWriting the Tropical North and Resourceful Reading, have also been supported through internal university grants and through the ARC's Discovery grants scheme.


    PARTNER FUNDING

    AustLit also acknowledges the university partners who have contributed substantially to its development. Funding has been received through the internal grant schemes at The University of Queensland, the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy and James Cook University. Internal research and infrastructure grants awarded to researchers from participating universities have supplemented ARC and other funding.

    Many partner libraries give generously of staff time, as well as providing privileged access to collections and technical expertise.

    Subscription income has supported the continued updating of the database with information on contemporary primary and secondary publications, and up-to-date information on Australian authors, organisations, awards, and other events. Subscription income is fully reinvested in AustLit content and service delivery.

  • AustLit Consortia and Funding

    AustLit's consortium of scholars and librarians from Australian universities and the National Library of Australia was formed in 1999 with two main purposes:

    1. to house a range of existing research and bibliographical projects relating to Australia's literary and print-culture history

    2. to build the technical and intellectual infrastructure necessary to support further scholarship in the field.

     

  • Former AustLit Partners

    AustLit is the result of a unique collaboration between Australian universities, the National Library of Australia and the Australian Research Council.

    AustLit is led by The University of Queensland which has provided generous support and funding to enable the successful delivery of its services to the research and education sector in Australia and internationally.

    The following Australian universities and organisations are currently contributors to AustLit:

    The University of Queensland | University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy | University of Sydney | Monash University | Queensland University of Technology | University of Wollongong | James Cook University | Flinders University | University of Western Australia | University of Canberra | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies (AIATSIS)

  • National Library of Australia

    The National Library of Australia provided technical and legal assistance to AustLit in its development phase and continues to provide advice and access to its services. All library holdings data provided by AustLit is drawn from The National Bibliographic Database via Trove and LibrariesAustralia by permission of the National Library. Author images are also provided by kind permission of the National Library, via its Pictures Catalogue, and by PictureAustralia services. The University of Tasmania was a consortium member from 2006-2009.

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