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The ACT Branch of The Children’s Book Council of Australia established the Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children’s Literature in 1974. Since 1980, it has been housed and supported by the University of Canberra and all Branches of The Children’s Book Council of Australia. The Archive’s journey from idea to a nationally significant collection is traced. Individuals who have contributed to its development are identified. Major events, which have changed its trajectory, are discussed. This article demonstrates throughout how the Archives continuously reviews, renews and enhances its capacity to provide resources for the study and research of Australian children’s authors and illustrators, including both the literature and the historical and cultural context in which it was created (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. 120-132

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