The aims of the project were to:
– establish an important digital facility for research, teaching, and information provision around Australian children’s literature
– provide access to a wide range of high-quality full-text data, both primary and secondary resources
– provide access to essential library and research information infrastructure and facilities for established and emerging researchers in the fields of Humanities and Education
– enable research while preserving important heritage material.
Now, the completed project can be used as a valuable research tool by students, schools, researchers, and academics across a range of disciplines.
Digitised items include children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, short stories, and picture books. There is also a small collection of related full text critical articles that were digitised as part of the project.
Read more about Children's Literature Digital Resources and its aims in 'Present and Active: Digital Publishing in a Post-Print Age' by Professors Kerry Mallan and Annette Patterson.
Children's Literature Digital Resources is a separately published work within AustLit.
AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource 2004-
Children's Literature Digital Resources (CLDR)
ISBN - 978-0-9750867-8-0
1. Children's fiction, Australian – Bibliography.
2. Children's fiction, Australian – History and criticism
3. Children's fiction, Australian – Collections
I. Mallan, Kerry. II. Patterson, Annette. III. Borchert, Martin. IV. Young, Carolyn
Mallan, Kerry, Annette Patterson, Martin Borchert and Carolyn Young. (2008-2011) Children's Literature Digital Resources. St Lucia, Qld: AustLit/The University of Queensland. http://www.austlit.edu.au/CLDR.
CLDR forms a key outcome of the AustLit Children's Literature Research Project and contributes a significant number of resources to the AustLit Full Text collection. Led by Queensland University of Technology in partnership with The University of Queensland and the University of Sydney, the project digitised a selection of early Australian children's literature, both popular and rare.
Many of the items selected for digitisation were kindly supplied by the National Library of Australia, while others were from the library collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University, The University of Queensland, Deakin University, and Queensland University of Technology.
— Professor Kerry Mallan (QUT) 2008-2011 | Carolyn Young (QUT) 2008
— Amy Cross (QUT) 2008-2011
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