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AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource is a web-accessible database providing authoritative information on creative and critical Australian literary works, authors and organisations.

The AustLit team, which is distributed around Australia at participating universities and libraries, indexes and describes Australia-identified literature published in a range of print and electronic sources. It also makes available selected critical articles and creative writing in full text.

AustLit also supports specialist research across a wide field of interests in Australian literary, print, and storytelling history.

AustLit was established in 2000. Since 2002 AustLit has been led by The University of Queensland and since 2014 most of the indexing work and content development has been undertaken there.



* Contents derived from the 2002- version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Anzac Field Theatres and Concert Parties (1916-1919), Clay Djubal , single work multimedia

This online exhibition looks at Australian field theatres (also known as concert parties), which were variety-based troupes established by allied military forces during the World War I as a means of boosting moral and relieving monotony. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) field theatres were organised by various divisions in Europe, North Africa and the United Kingdom between late 1916 and into the immediate post-war period.

Section: World War I in Australian Literature
Professional and Post-war Digger Entertainment (1916-1935), Clay Djubal , single work multimedia

Individual soldier entertainers and variety troupes comprising ex-servicemen began to tour the Australasian region as early as 1916. Following the Armistice in November 1918 Australian and New Zealand concert parties continued to entertain soldiers still on active peace-keeping duties as well civilian audiences in both Britain and Europe. The popularity of this "digger-infused' entertainment was such that troupes continued to perform on the stage around Australasia and elsewhere through until the mid-1930s. This online exhibition provides insight into some of the key people and troupes involved in soldier entertainment during that period.

Section: World War I in Australian Literature

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Searching for My Lady’s Bonnet : Discovering Poetry in the National Library of Australia’s Newspapers Database Kerry Kilner , Kent Fitch , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities , April vol. 32 no. Supplement 1 2017; (p. i69–i83)

'The AustLit database (Kilner, 2002) contains bibliographical records for more than 882,000 works of Australian creative and critical writing and over 161,000 author and organization records. As an information resource, it is unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and breadth of coverage and is a central plank in Australia’s research infrastructure for the fields of cultural history and heritage. As a full-text repository, AustLit contains over a thousand items selected and digitized from original documents. These comprise seminal works of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Australian literature, a collection of early speculative fiction, a large corpus of early children’s literature, and selected criticism and scholarly works. Much of the creative writing full text is out of copyright, and we are soon to embark upon a digitization project to make available play-scripts written and performed in the first half of the twentieth century. In addition to this aspect of our activities, AustLit’s comprehensive bibliographical records link outwards to more than 80,000 full-text items that are available online. This selection, curation, and development of full-text collections make AustLit a valuable site for finding contextualized reading material and content that supports historical research and teaching.' (Introduction)

The Uniqueness of the BlackWords Resource : Memoir of an Indexer Irene Howe , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;

'Since its launch in 2007 BlackWords has enjoyed strong Indigenous leadership and a dedicated Indigenous team, allowing Indigenous storytellers, academics and researchers to determine its look, content, and scope. The BlackWords team of researchers and indexers is a community consisting of individuals from across institutions such as the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, Flinders University, the University of Sydney, the University of Wollongong and AIATSIS, each of whom has brought their own expertise and specialist interest to the database (BlackWords; Holt; Kilner 62). ' (Author's introduction)

Magazine Studies : Pedagogy and Practice in a Nascent Field Megan le Masurier , Rebecca Johinke , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , April no. 25 2014;
y separately published work icon Developing Intercultural Understanding through Asian-Australian Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , Deborah Henderson , Amy Cross , Cherie Allan , Marrickville : Primary English Teaching Association Australia , 2014 7259502 2014 single work criticism This PETAA paper discusses how the cross-curriculum priority concerned with developing Asia literacy, namely 'Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia', can be significantly advanced through the study of children's literature. The discussion proceeds from a brief overview of the historical development of Asia literacy to its current place with the Australian Curriculum. It then considers the potential of literature for assisting students and teachers in realising this priority through the Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing dataset, a research project on AustLit. Finally, it discusses a small selection of texts - two picture books and a novel - with suggestions of prompts for raising students' intercultural understanding.
Outside Country : Indigenous Literature in Transit Gillian Whitlock , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scenes of Reading : Is Australian Literature a World Literature? 2013; (p. 178-188)
Untitled Bert Almon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Choice , July/August vol. 42 no. 11 2005; (p. 101)

— Review of AustLit : The Australian Literature Resource 2002- website index bibliography
AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource Doreen Sullivan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reference Reviews , vol. 24 no. 3 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of AustLit : The Australian Literature Resource 2002- website index bibliography
y separately published work icon Multicultural Writing in Australia Wenche Ommundsen , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2002 Z1107107 2002- single work criticism
Authors Become Reading Material Tess Livingstone , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 November 2004; (p. 11)
The Book that Grew and Grew Susan Wyndham , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 March 2005; (p. 10)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on The Bibliography of Australian Literature project.
y separately published work icon Writers of Tropical Queensland Cheryl M. Taylor , AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2005 Z1183583 2005 single work criticism
Case Studies in Implementing Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records [FRBR]: AustLit and MusicAustralia Marie-Louise Ayres , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , February vol. 54 no. 1 2005; (p. 43-54)
'AustLit: Australian Literature Gateway -- the world's first major FRBR implementation -- was developed as a co-operative service involving eight universities and the National Library of Australia in 2000-2001. This paper traces the reasons for adopting the FRBR information model, implementation experiences, and user responses to the service. The paper also considers the ways in which AustLit's nature as an academically oriented, value-adding service produced by a tightly knit group of contributors facilitated the adoption of the model, and how this might differ from a more standard bibliographic production and exchange economy. In particular, the paper raises issues about re-purposing existing MARC records for FRBR storage and display in the context of the MusicAustralia project.' (p.43)
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