Film, Television and Media Webinar

Film, Television and Media Webinar


Alright welcome everyone and thank you
for joining me today for today’s webinar on Film, Television and Media. So my name
is Ruby and I’m a reference librarian here at the National Library do is web
our webinar is being broadcast on Ngunnawal and now marie country so i’d
like to begin by acknowledging and celebrating the first Australians on
whose traditional lands we meet and pay my respect to elders past present and
emerging this presentation has been developed by our 2019 indigenous
graduate Nicole who joins me today and will be presenting part of today’s
webinar so hopefully you’ve joined us today to learn about some film
television and media themed items held in the national libraries collection and
I’ll be talking through the way in which you can go about accessing these items
so we’ve aimed this webinar at people who work in the film television and
media industry and how you can use our collection in your work and also for
those who are more broadly interested in how our collection reflects the changing
media landscape in Australia over the past century so in today’s webinar we’ll be taking a
broad exploration of the library’s collection pulling out some interesting
and relevant examples and explaining how our services can support your work we’ll
have a question break in the middle of the webinar to answer any questions that
have been asked and also one at the end so looking at us the national library
we’re located here in Canberra next to Lake Burley Griffin we are a non lending
library or reference library so this means our library users are unable to
take our collection material out of the building the library’s role as defined
by the National Library Act 1960 is to ensure that the documentary resources of
national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people as
well as significant non Australian library materials are collected
preserved and made accessible currently refer to that through our strategic
priorities of collect connect and collaborate so looking at our clip
we’ve collected almost 260 kilometers of material approximately 10 million
collection items and every year we add to that with roughly 2 kilometers more
and so here we can see an image at our off-site storage so Phil gets across
that sort of idea of kilometers of material our digital collection is also
constantly expanding and currently contains five petabytes of digital
storage a petabyte being one thousand million million bytes we facilitate
access to our collection through the library building here in Canberra and
through our online services a fun little inclusion I’ve added is Isaac who helps
deliver our collection material to our readers here in the building and so each
robot is called Isaac it’s a collective term and it’s a really Isaac’s one of
the popular attractions in our behind the scenes to us and has been featured
in several news articles including by the ABC News so this guy helps deliver
those kilometers of material to our reading rooms the major part of our
collection is thanks to legal deposit so legal deposit is a requirement under the
Copyright Act of 1968 that has enabled the National Library of Australia to
collect Australian publications for more than a hundred years the legal deposit
applies to any Australian person group or organization that makes this material
available to the public for sale or for free so what this means is that anything
that has been published in Australia should be in our collection so since
2016 we also have the e deposit service where we collect electronic books
journals magazines newsletters maps sheet music and websites to preserve
them for the community and future generations and this has expanded our
collection a lot more into material that we call born digital so thanks to legal
deposit the National Library has a comprehensive collection of Australian
material from the last hundred years in addition to our general printed
collection we have a range of format based and thin collections in our
library and here we can see a nice little overview so each area has
specialists library staff who work closely with collection material and
manage access the majority of these collections are primary source material
a primary source being an authoritative first-hand glimpse into the past one
collection we don’t have in the library is a film collection which is
unfortunate but the National Film and Sound Archive is a separate institution
which houses Australia’s audio-visual archive and is responsible for
developing preserving maintaining and providing access to a national
collection of copies of film television sound and radio visual audio-visual
materials and related items so the film and sound archives collection was
actually part of the National Library here until 1984 when it became an
independent cultural organization and so they took their film collection quite
rightly with them and that’s why we don’t have any specific film materials
here we do however have a very strong media collection that explores the film
industry through other formats which I’ll cover today so what do we have in
our collection a large range and variety of materials that you can use in your
film and media work and unique collections that reflect the media
industry in Australia does not exploring some of these collections I’m now going
to hand over to my co-presenter Nicole who will introduce you to our max
collection thanks Ruby and hello to everyone listening in to today’s webinar
as Ruby mentioned I’m Nicole and one of the library’s graduates for 2019 and
before I begin I too would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians
of the land on which we are broadcasting from the Ngunnawal and ambry people and
I pay respect to elder’s pas present and emerging so I did get a lot
of enjoyment from researching today’s topic of Film television and media it’s
a subject I’m quite interested in and it’s also what I majored in at
University so having this theme to focus on allowed me the opportunity to search
through many of the different collection areas and something I discovered in the
early stages of exploring the vast collection is the notion of scope creep
so you may have all come across this even when you set out with a clear idea
of what you want to research the ability to stay on topic is nearly impossible
when you start to deep down and discover items of interest so on that note you
may notice that even though I’m focusing specifically on cartographic material
held in our maps collection the way in which you’re able to use the information
found on the maps is quite varied also before I show you a few examples if you
would like to know more about how to best navigate your way through our Maps
collection I can highly recommend one of our recent webinars that was presented
by Susie she is one of our reference librarians here and she offers some
great advice on how to best locate specific maps and also how to go about
ordering digitized copies of digitized maps so this recording is available to
re-watch either via our YouTube channel or directly from the National Library
website which is NLA of au so we’ll admit as a staff member of the
library I am in a convenient position to gather information but you should all
know that if you ever do come to a dead end especially when you first start
researching we as librarians can offer assistance and guidance assistance from
staff is not only limited to patrons who frequent our reading rooms here in the
building we can also offer advice to those of you who are browsing our
website and exploring the digital collection so this is through our ask a
librarian service so as we perform searches throughout this presentation we
will point out to you where the ask a librarian service points are located so
through the next section of the webinar I would like to show you some of my
favorite items which are held here at the library they were like they relate
to today’s theme and they’re held within our maps collection so firstly we have
the Australian movie map it was published in 1996 and when folded it
appears as a brochure with tourism information but it folds out to a map of
Australia so this is a great example of material the library aims to collect but
it may not be the first thing you would consider searching for in our catalog
the map pinpoints locations of motion pictures filmed here in Australia
ranging from 1906 to 1996 and you might be able to see the locations are
numbered clockwise starting from the top in Darwin so they’ve included 20 film
locations and around 70 other attractions and landmarks relating to
individual Australian films the film industry and movie locations so overall
it serves as a film tapestry location guide and travel companion this
particular Mapp is not yet digitized so I’ve just
included a few photographs for the session today the second item I have
chosen to show you all is a map of the land of Narnia and surrounding countries
this is a color printed poster of Pauline Baines original 1971 artwork and
these particular posters were published by penguins by penguins books in 1972 to
promote the paperback series of the CS Lewis Chronicles of Narnia part of the
map had already been sketched by Louis in his manuscript of Prince Caspian in
1951 Bane’s idea was to have the map themed medieval rather than a survey of
mountains and castles so she included the wind blowing at the
corners and a few Harold Vick ships whales and dolphins in the sea the third item I would like to share
with you is Star Trek star charts the complete atlas of Star Trek
it is a paperback Atlas published in 2002 by Jeffrey Mandel this is a
full-color book that helps to put the whole Star Trek universe into
perspective it serves well as a visual aid to make sense of where galaxies are
located to one another and highlights where the Federation is in relation to
all other places in the galaxy it’s a very detailed detailed calligraphic
guide which includes the Milky Way maps showing the quadrants galactic arms
followed by a tally of chartered worlds and civilizations then a political
overview map of this quadrant and that’s just to name a few so the next item I’ve
chosen to show you all is this is called remaps so it is a map which is loosely
based on the style of a 1960s Washington Street map which is home to America’s
first TV station and the way and the aim and its aim is to pay homage to the TV
gold with it has fictional districts dedicated to for example the Simpsons
South Park Sesame Street kids TV and sci-fi it also features landmarks named
after some of TV’s biggest stars such as Oprah Winfrey Ricki Lake Nick Park Harry
Hill and Benny Hill so I could sit here and talk about all of my favorite items
I could sit here all day talking about them but I would like to show you in the
next section how you might go about actually using the catalog search
function to discover items just like these okay so now that we’re on the
National Library homepage to search in our collection I’ll just click through
to the catalog and the first search we look for is the Star Trek Atlas so to
find it in the catalog you only need to type in two words
so just star and track and to narrow the number of search revolt search results
we can just select subject here and we can limit the search to only show
results for maps if we select map here and then press the
find button you can see this is a very successful
search there’s only one item listed and it’s exactly what we’re looking for but
as most of you have probably all experienced searching for items is not
always as easy as this so if you just start a new search we’ll click on
catalog so we try to search for something a bit more broadly so if we
just type in the word broadcast we’ll limit the search so we’re only finding
maps in the results and then click the find button so you can see here there
are a few more results that have come up and as I scroll through you can see some
of the items have the image thumbnail so we might have a look at this one so in
the catalog entry here there is quite a bit of detail we can see we have the
scale at which the map is set and in the description and notes there’s a lot more
information here as well because it is a digitized it has been digitized we can
have a closer look at the item by clicking on the thumbnail yeah and the
digitized image opens up in the trove viewer so it’s quite a high definition
scan and you can zoom in on any area of the map just by clicking on the area you
want to see close we can just recenter a map by dragging it with the mouse to the
middle so we can see here the title of the map and
a key to zoom back out you can use the magnifying glass with 4 minus symbol yo
and then just to recenter the map so just have a quick look here where we are
well there we are so here you can see the different kinds of wireless radio
waves that were available in Australia from the 1930s so on that note I’m going
to hand back over to Ruby and I would just thank you all for listening in
today excellent thank you so much Nicole and I
should extend my thanks to Nicole as well for developing today’s session I’m
going to go back to the PowerPoint now and we’ll continue with the rest of the
content so moving on to a new area now we have our newspapers and family
history team here at the library and they manage our newspapers collection
and answer family history questions sent to us from around the world family
history is only becoming more and more popular as online access to genealogy
records becomes easier it forms a large part of our learning program here at the
library and we have extensive online resources such as research guides and
database to support family history researchers and newspapers and family
history zone has been featured in episodes of the television show who do
you think you are especially featuring our newspaper
collections for family history research so we’ve combined newspapers and family
history as newspapers can be a key resource for family historians but today
I want to look more closely at our newspaper collection for another reason
as newspapers are a valuable media resource both for contemporary and
historical news you might be searching for a specific article or curious about
how important events were reported on in the news we collect all Australian
newspapers ranging from capital city capital city dailies major regional
newspapers a range of country town newspapers newspapers published by
ethnic groups and political organizations as well as newspapers
representing special interests we also have the largest collection of overseas
newspapers in Australia and newspaper collections from the Asia and Pacific
region are particularly strong so we collect and store the printed editions
but we also microfilm a number of state and regional newspapers as they are much
easier to store in access and it preserves the original printed paper some of you may be familiar with
microfilm it has been around for decades but we are still creating it and using
it today like a photograph film reel the newspaper is captured on 35 millimeter
acetate film we can capture thousands of pages of newspapers on a single reel we
do supply our microfilm reels on interlibrary loan so speak to your local
library if you require access to this material and cannot visit us in Canberra however I want to look past the
microfilm and look at what you can access online most of you will be aware
that newspapers these days have online websites where you can access newspaper
articles some of these are free to access however some do require paid
subscriptions often however it can be difficult finding archival newspaper
articles on these new but news websites so if you’re wanting to research
published newspaper articles we have quite a number of options freely
available here at the library so most of you were very familiar with trove for
those who don’t know it’s a site that collects library and institution
collections from around Australia providing a central site to search and
it’s most popular content zone is it’s digitized newspapers where you can
search Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1954 the 1954 date is due to
copyright as newspapers published post 1955 are within copyright and have not
been made available there are a few newspapers available post 1955 in trove
such as the Canberra Times where we’ve been given specific copyright permission
to upload but there is only a few exceptions to this trove is very easy to
search and a great research tool for discovering and accessing historical
newspaper articles as well as other materials once you find a relevant
article you can download it and use it as you wish you can find film reviews
cinema advertisements and other articles exploring film and media topics I did a search for the story of the
Kelly Gang most of you knowing that’s one of the first Australia’s first
feature film we get over a thousand results and you can see just from the
top few results published in the early 1900s when the film or is released and
includes regional papers as well as major city dailies so I know a lot of
you are familiar with trove but if you do want some more help into researching
trove we have quite a number of webinar recordings that go into a lot of detail
particularly discover true which is an introductory session and troffer family
history which explores mainly that newspapers own so trove is the best
place to go to access Australian newspapers pre 1955 but if you’re after
more contemporary archives you’ll need to visit our a resources portal and so
our air resources contain a variety of electronic resources such as full-text
journals newspapers ebooks and dictionaries a number of our databases
including the ones I featured today can be accessed from home or work using a
national library card so the king databases I’ll be highlighting today are
n newspaper databases but we also have a huge range of other database collections
they may contain relevant information for your media research so a number of
you are familiar with our eerie sources and you may notice that we’ve recently
enhanced our earrings or support’ll and now have a search box where you can
full-text search the majority of our databases you can type in keywords
subjects or other information and find journal articles or other relevant
information that you can access this search unfortunately doesn’t pick up
some of the articles from our bigger newspaper databases you can individually
into these databases and search and access them from there so if you have
use this near a resources pool I highly recommend it it’s very user friendly and
we have a lot of help advice as well if you need it on the page so the three databases I wanted to
highlight today Affectiva The Sydney Morning Herald archives and press Reader
and all of these are available off-site with a library card free of charge
Factiva is a major newspaper database that you’ve may have used before and has
holdings from the late 1980s to today you can search articles from a huge
number of Australian newspapers using full-text searching as well as overseas
newspapers we also have our Sydney Morning Herald archives and this is one
of the very few databases that offers access to newspapers between the post
trove past 1955 and pre-internet 1995 keeping new citizens period as most
newspapers from this time are still only available on microfilm but if you are
after an article in The Herald or of the Sydney area you are in luck because this
is a really user friendly database that’s easy to navigate and last we have
press Reader which isn’t so much an archive as it only holds the last three
months of publications this database has a great selection of magazines and
newspapers from around Australia and overseas so I’ll just quickly
demonstrate how to access these databases in our new resources portal so
if I click back through to the homepage and then the under the catalog bar that
nicole took us to we have a tab for outing resources we also can see links
to trove if you want to get through it through our homepage and also to get a
library card as well if you haven’t yet got that library card but for those who
do you can leave this session and start searching out a resources straight away
so I click on the excepting terms and conditions and this is a new platform so
if we wanted to search more broadly for journal articles I could type in a
keyword here but because I know which database to go shoot I’m going to click
on our databases A to Z and this is how I can find the databases like Factiva
today I’ll just find three so typing even not even the full
word we can see it’s this result yeah we hit a little bit of a description about
what we hold if we click through we then get taken straight into the database and
here we can see the different magazines and newspapers so with the other two
databases Factiva in particular you’re really only
searching for the text of the newspapers the Sydney Morning Herald one you do see
the digitized images of the newspaper liking trove but I’ve chosen press
reader in part because we get these full-color pages and but we can explore
so if you’re wanting to keep up-to-date with news and events definitely
recommend this one and again we can limit by country to Australian
publications and we can see it’s a number of magazines as well as
newspapers as well and it has really good international holdings so you can
search for a topic that’s in the news and you can see what countries around
the world what they how they’ve written those articles and what perspective
they’ve taken as well all right back to the PowerPoint before I go to five so a
newspapers collection is not only resourceful for researching information
and data for a film documentary on your story but you can also get footages and
images and through our copies direct service so this is particularly for
those old and newspapers and I’ll touch on our copies direct service a little
bit more later on alright so before I go any further I’ll see if there’s been any
questions asked it doesn’t look like we have any questions on pending live
answer which is great please ask questions as you as I go
through though if you have any and I’ll answer them at the end of today’s
session all right so moving on to our next
collection now is our pictures collection and the pictures collection
here at the library contains over a million photographs and artworks
documenting Australian life Society personalities and events it includes
portraits landscapes and structures political cartoons and images of
everyday life we collect pictures for their documentary value not for their
artistic value so while there are works by significant artists and photographers
most of creations of ordinary people documenting their surroundings and
experiences the vast majority of publishing questions we receive are on
our pictures collection as there are many people who come across images in
our collection that they would like to use in their documentary film or media
project if you do want to publish any material from our pictures collection we
have an online form on our website copyright permissions may apply and I’ll
be covering copyright and publishing collection material in more detail at
the end of todays prison so I want to highlight a few relevant
and interesting pictures collections today to give you an understanding of
the scope of the collection and how it can be a valuable resource in your work
the main collections I’ll highlight have been digitized meaning they’re free to
search and view from home so starting with prominent Australian photographer
Robert McFarlane whose images we hold span 1963 to 2000 and captures the
Australian film and media industry during this period his collection also
includes images of Kings Cross and Redfern in the 1960s and unemployment
and development of Australia as well he’s also features really lovely
portraits of prominent Australians in a film in the fields of film television
radio theatre politics literature sport and art and here’s two examples here we
hold the Andrew Chapman campaign photograph collection from 75 to 2004
which includes portraits of key political figures of the time as well as
the supporters protestors and the media on the campaign trail nice reflective
photo of Bob Hawke and here we can see another one of his images are behind the
scenes of Paul Keating talking to James Morrison on The Today Show with Carrie
Anne keneley 1996 Lois Azealia is a Canberra base photographer who spent
part of his career here at the National Library we hold over 4,000 photographs
by Lilian our collection the vast majority which are digitized you
captured many key events in Canberra from the last several decades from
portraits to these images which present or capture a different perspective of
the media presence around stories moving on – Wolfgang severs now this is one of
Australia’s most significant in flew entral photographers we specialize
in architectural and industrial photography so we hold over 13,000
photographs in 51,000 negatives of Seavers from 1938 to 1991
sativas collection includes important photographs of the early days of
television mainly focusing on the technical setups so we can see here and
gentlemen with early television equipment I’m sure those who are working
in this industry I’m sure it’s changed significantly and
again he even has photos of televisions being constructed so very much a sort of
behind-the-scenes look and at this period of time in addition to individual
photographers we also hold collections from major media bodies such as Fairfax
so in this instance this is the Fairfax archive of glass plate negatives about
18,000 images all up in our collection so these are taken images taken by
Fairfax photographers trying to capture the perfect image to correspond with an
article for the daily newspaper here we can see at underworld for you Kate Lee
and the significance of this collection is related to its original purpose to
document newsworthy and historical events people and places from the 1900s
to the 1940s so it includes images around topics such as the construction
of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which we can see here the Great Depression
politicians sportsmen and women this image again was from that opening of the
Sydney Harbour Bridge and captain Francis de Groot cut the ribbons too
early as well as more rural in everyday life we have this lovely one
I’m children racing down and Billy carts as well as sort of look at a more of
domestic scene in Darlinghurst another interesting historical
collection is the William Henry Cole killed tuba tuba collection which is a
favorite of mine and a great example of one of the unique personal collections
we hold so William Henry call kill was an accountant cheese maker and farm
manager who decided in 1880 1890 to become a photographer this unpretty
unknown man took over 20 years many photos of the tilba till the area and
allows us to see life in this community as it unfolds and develops so it
includes so if you’re looking for reference points of a strop small
Australian town in the 1900s exploring these images which have been digitized
we can see how life was in a small but thriving rural community included in our
pictures collection is political cartoons which you can discover easily
at now catalog simply by searching for the politician by name and all of our
pictures of collections is discoverable through our website and we are in ever
forever digitizing more and more material so that you can view and
download images from home that being said there is still a large number of
photographs in the collection that have yet to be digitized so you can still
discover these through our catalog however you may need to visit the
library building to access the collection or you can use our copies
direct service to request copies of specific items so for example one
collection that is not available digitally is the penny Tweedy collection
which we can see from the catalog screenshot I’ve taken has over a hundred
and sixty thousand photographs of pennies photojournalist activities over
the years I’ve touched on a few times now we have
a copying service here at the library called copies direct and this is a fast
easy and inexpensive way to get copies of material from our collections so you
can get copies of collection materials from all of our collections including
what I cover today but I wanted to highlight it now as it’s particularly
useful for our pictures collection with the collections that are not yet
digitized it allows you to receive a digital copy of that material if the
material you are after has already been digitized we can provide you with a
high-resolution image as the digitized images in our catalog our lower
resolution files now though I’ve said you can get copies of library material
it is dependent on copyright so you may be limited to how much can be copied or
the use might be restricted to personal or research purposes to use copies for
publishing you will need the material to be out of copyright or you have
copyright permission I will touch on copyright at the end of today’s session
but if you are unsure we actually recommend putting through your copies
direct order and our staff can advise you if extra steps are required for
copying permissions to place a copies direct order the easiest way is through
the catalog record so if I click through now so here we can see that item record
of the penny Tweedy archive and we can scroll down so even though it’s telling
us as a digitized item this isn’t unfortunately digitized images it is
giving us a sort of a finding aid description of the collection under in
the library if we were to visit the library and access this collection
physically this is how we’d go about it with our library card
but the tab along is our order a copy and so we can see here it links to our
copies direct service and an option to add to cart so by clicking on this this
just takes us through to an online form or you can follow the steps and then
to get that copying placed and so the copies direct website also has more
information about that unlike other collection areas picture staff also
offer very detailed advice on how to access pictures for filming so if you’re
wanting to visit the collection here in Canberra and film the physical material
we do have a webpage you can refer to just recently we had an ABC film crew
come and visit to film pictures material alright moving on to our next collection
area now the manuscripts collection our manuscripts collection ranges from
single items to very large collections so collections comprise a wide variety
of unpublished materials including letters diaries sketches and artworks
notebooks maps photographs literary works organization records blogs and
many other types of records in both paper and digital form so I wanted to
have a quick look now at the manuscript collections of some of Australia’s
leading Australia’s leading media figures to give you an understanding of
what we might hold in this collection so whether you’re after inspiration for
your next project or researching the life of one of these prominent
Australian figures you can see here we’ve got some director and filmmaker
collections we have a number of collections around prominent Australian
actors and this material often includes Diaries and personal letters which
provide private insights into working processes as well as professional and
personal relationships as well continue with the lists of manuscript collections
here is an other key figures I’m sure most of you will recognize some of the
names and a few more for you so a real mix of
different people within the media industry if they’re a prominent
Australian there’s a chance that we’ll have that collection available we also
have substantial manuscripts collections on other key Australian figures
particularly politicians but as well as other key figures with the robert
menzies collection one of our most accessed and it’s around 600 boxes of
materials for Menzies to access our manuscripts collection it is recommended
to come and visit us and look through the collection yourself as some of the
collections are very sizeable and can be difficult to determine the exact
contents through the online finding aids if we hold a manuscript collection that
is relevant to your research I would highly recommend exploring as these
collections contain unpublished valuable insights into the work and personal
lives of these Australians so we have an oral history and folklore collection as
well here at the library and this dates back to the 1950s and includes a rich
and diverse collection of interviews and recordings with Australians from all
walks of life the collection consists of around 45,000 hours of recordings and
includes folklore recordings interviews with distinguished Australians
interviews with people who’ve lived through significant social trends and
conditions although some recordings on environmental sound a lot of the
prominent Australians who are featured in that little list in their manuscripts
collection also have interviews as well in this oral history collection so if
you’re looking at telling the story of an individual you could very well find
published and unpublished material in our collection associated photographs as
well as interviews of that individual one of the main collections in oral
history is the hazel de Burgh collection with 1290 recordings of interviews and
readings of prominent Australian poets artists writers composers actors and
more again like our other collection I areas we have digitized a number of
oral history and folklore recordings so if I click through to our website again
and again we’re taken to the catalog and we can see this is the page for the
hazel de Burgh collection which I could find very easily just by searching hazel
de Burgh we get a nice description and summary and this is what we call a
parent level or collection level record so within this we can see under related
records we can actually go into the collection a little bit further so if I
click on this link here we can see all the items and materials that are sitting
within this collection we can see quite a number coming up but I just want to
draw attention to this search bar on this narrow search option on this
right-hand side we can see we have quite a number of options to refine our search
by such as decade Geographic subject area but what I want to do is we can
quite quickly limit all online so far from home straightaway we’re getting
just results that we can access from home and we have a thumbnail that
indicates we can listen online so just clicking on that thumbnail will take us
straight through accept the terms and conditions and we can see we can play
the recording as well as a really excellent transcript as well with
keywords so you can often search as well if you’re just wanting to find a
reference within an interview you can search the transcript to see where that
reference might have taken place in the interview and it’s looking a little bit
closely at the oral history collection I’ve just put up on the slide some of
the other collections that we have of particular significance here such as the
folk music by John Meredith we have the bringing them home oral history project
Forgotten Australians and former child migrants project so this is speaking to
interviewing sort of general Australians on their experiences and perspectives
so there’s Australian Paralympic stories as well and coming up to the end of our
collections we have our ephemera collection which is a collection of
minor publications and pamphlets as well as leaflets handbills
invitations cards menus and junk mail essentially it’s a lot of material that
wasn’t intended to be preserved but we have preserved it so our American our
ephemera collection can receive a lot of media coverage as we do probably
call-outs around elections and other Kuban such as the same sex marriage
survey so here you can see some of the same sex marriage survey material that
we collected as well as a news article written by ABC News about about that all
right so now what everyone’s been waiting for the fun the copyright so as
I’ve touched on through looking at some of our collection highlights use of the
National library’s collection will be dependent on copyright so accessing or
research material researching material often doesn’t require any permissions
all that access is controlled by us here however if you want to publish material
this is when you need to determine if the material is in copyright now there
is a lot of information around copyright in Australia and I only have a general
knowledge of copyright I’ll admit so it’s always worth visiting the
copyright pages on our web site or visiting the Australian copyright
councils website which has great FAQ sheets around the different aspects of
copyright looking at copyright duration under current law for literary dramatic
and musical works that were published during the lifetime of the author
copyright lasts for seventy years from the end of the year in which the author
has died for published sound recordings and film the duration of copyright is
seventy years from the end of the year in which the recording film was
published under previous copyright laws material
that was created or published before 1955 or if the author died prior to 1955
that material is out of copyright and this is where this includes that
newspaper material available on trove so conveniently the National Library
catalogue and trove both provide an approximate calculation of the copyright
status of a particular work in the catalog record so we can see here a
screenshot from the item record and it actually tells us the copyright status
whether it’s in or out of copyright and then the reason why once copyright
expires there are no longer any copyright related restrictions on its
copying or reuse and this is sometimes referred to being in the public domain
we have a large amount of collection material that we have digitized and made
freely available to download that is out of copyright and so this means you’re
free to publish the material in your next work that being said if you are
wanting to publish any of our unique collection material real real we request
that you inform us through our intention to publish form so this will allow us to
inform you of your responsibilities in relation to copyright conditions of use
Murrah rights performance rights and correct forms of acknowledgement we also
have a web page as well on how to correctly cite our collection material
as well even if it is now copyright as reference librarians we receive a lot of
questions around clarification on copyright for materials in our
collection so if you’re not sure please send us a message so now we’re coming to the end of
today’s webinar and as we’ve looked at a huge range of material in our collection
I just want to quickly go over again collection discovery and access so we
saw the catalog is the best place to search our collection and that can just
be accessed through our home page our collection is also discoverable through
trove as well as that is a collection of different library collections from
around Australia so you can discover our collection as well through trove and as
well we have our Eyrie sources for our online journals and databases so to
access our on-site collection and electronic resources you will need a
library card so those that don’t yet have a library card you can register it
very quickly online through that homepage link and have it posted out to
you for free those materials that are not yet digitized or you’re wanting to
view the original material this is where you come and visit us in Canberra and
access our collection materials in our reading rooms so a reminder that today’s
session and any of our previous webinars I recorded and uploaded to the National
library’s YouTube channel so if you want to watch this one again or watch any of
the ones we’ve touched on and more please visit the channel you can
subscribe to if you’d like and you can be able erta to any new videos that are
added you can also keep in touch with us through our social media platforms where
you can hear of events new resources and highlights of our collection through one
of these platforms alright so that’s been today’s
presentation I’m now just going to see if there’s being any questions if you do
have any questions please send them through all right it doesn’t look like we have
any questions pending at the moment hopefully that means you’ve all I’ve
answered all your questions or I’ve also known as Heather’s been typing a few
responses as well which is wonderful here we go Bob asked if we have any
radio Holdings so unfortunately we don’t have any radio recordings in our
collection that is held at the National Film and Sound Archive they have really
useful guides on their website about radio recordings we have some more of
the related material around broadcasting and things like that alright great well
thank you so much for attending today we’ll wrap up today’s session and so if
you have any further questions you can use that article librarian service to
contact us and we have some upcoming sessions as well so especially if you
want to explore mue resources platform we have a new webinar coming up in just
a few weeks we also have one looking more closely at ephemera as well as
subjects around dangerous and persuasive females coming up at the end of October
which looks at our our collection surrounding women important and
influential women through history so I’d recommend watching those so we’ll stay
around for a few minutes longer so if you have any last-minute questions we
can answer them by text but a reminder that the recording and links from
today’s session will be emailed out to you all tomorrow so thank you for
joining us and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the afternoon you

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