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National Year of Reading 2012 National Year of Reading 2012 i(A143070 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. NYOR)
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'The National Year of Reading 2012 is a collaborative project joining public libraries, government, community groups, media and commercial partners, and of course the public. As well as creating specific new campaigns for the National Year of Reading, we'll be using our joint efforts to bring together and showcase the wonderful projects and organisations across Australia which already exist to promote reading and literacy.'

Funding partners include the Australian Government Office for the Arts, the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Copyright Agency Ltd and the Sidney Myer Fund.

National Year of Reading 2012 projects include the 'Our Story' project. The project devised a list of books — one from each state and territory — that, read together, describe the 'Australian experience'. An independent panel of readers selected the shortlist of six books for each of the eight regions, 'choosing from a selection put forward by publishers and libraries'. Australians were then invited to vote for the books that 'together paint a picture of the Australian people and the land that we live in'.

Source: National Year of Reading 2012 website,
Sighted: 24/10/2011

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