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From: Paul Koerbin
To: "'News of the Day'"
Subject: Australian National News of the Day
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 11:01:49 +1000
Encoding: 51 TEXT

31 July 1997

The Editor
Australian National News of the Day

Dear Sir/Madam

The issue of long term access to online publications is creating interest among librarians around the world. The National Library of Australia aims to retain in perpetuity a copy of all titles published in Australia in printed form in order to ensure that Australians will have access to the accumulated knowledge, activities and achievements of its citizens in all forms of human endeavour. In line with the objective, the Library is also committed to preserving selected electronic publications of lasting cultural value for access by the Australian community now and in the future.

For some months, we have been assessing online electronic materials and identifying those that we consider have national significance. We have set up a project named PANDORA (Preserving and Accessing Networked DOcumentary Resources of Australia) to develop and implement procedures for managing the archiving and provision of long term access to online Australian publications.

We realise that this needs to be done in cooperation with publishers and authors. With your permission ,we would like to include the title, Australian National News of the Day, in the Project. I would be grateful if you would let me know whether you are willing to assist us to achieve the goal of an online archive of Australian electronic publications.

If you would like additional information about the Project, you may wish to visit the PANDORA site on the Library's server.

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact me, Paul Koerbin, by telephone on 06 XXX XXXX or by email Should you find me difficult to contact for any reason, Leanne McKinnon would also be happy to assist you. Her phone number is XX XXXXXX and her email address is

Yours sincerely
Paul Koerbin

Paul Koerbin
Australian Serials and Electronic Unit
National Library of Australia

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