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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Historical-Cultural Value of the Juvenile Collection: The McLaren Collection at the University of Melbourne and its Girls’ Books
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his article considers the importance of collections of children’s books in the university library, and why they can be of use to scholars. It then addresses the McLaren collection of children's books at the University of Melbourne, creating a small sampling of girls’ books from the collection to discuss the sort of books Australian girls would have been reading in the first half of the twentieth century, and the views and values that authors of this period wanted to pass on to girls. These books are used to address a broader discussion of the historical-cultural value of girls’ books in the collection (Author abstract)..

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    y separately published work icon Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature vol. 22 no. 1 2012 Z1891496 2012 periodical issue Globally there exist numerous specialist collections of children's literature. These are variously located in university, public, and private libraries, museums, and archives. While specialist collections vary in terms of space, resources, services and documentation designed for children's literature, their common purpose is to collect, preserve, and offer access to texts that have been published for children over many years. The advent of digital technology and the application of Web 2.0 technologies have extended the ways texts are recorded and distributed, as well as how users can interact with the collections. This special issue of Papers examines collections of children's literature and related scholarship, how they are organised, managed and used, and the relationship between these collections and academic scholarship in children's literature. 2012 pg. 56-67

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