Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Greater Access to SMH Archives

As you know LMCC libraries have subscribed to the Sydney Morning Herald archives for 1955-1995 – available through our Electronic resources shortcuts. The SMH prior to 1955 is now available at the Australian Newspapers service, available through the TROVE website.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald:

"We have completed the digitisation of the Sydney Morning Herald from available microfilm and issues from 1831 to 1954 are now available in the service. There are 3500 missing issues which have been sourced and digitised from hard copies in storage. The digitised missing issues will be made available in July 2010".

The first issue of the Queenslander was made available last month and issues from 1866 to 1939 are now being made available in the service as they pass our quality control procedures.

Camperdown Chronicle
The first regional title to be made available in the service is the Camperdown Chronicle. This title has been digitised and contributed by the State Library of Victoria. Issues from 1877 to 1954 are being made available.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Access to the Fairfax Digital Archives site (publisher of the Newcastle Herald)http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/newsSearch.ac is now free. From this site you can keyword search articles and access the full text. Pictures are not available.

The time period covered by this archive is from approximately 1990 to present, varying depending on the newspaper. This ties in with our subscription to the Sydney Morning Herald archives, which covers the years 1955-1995 (see previous blog post). Pictures are available from this subscription.

Information Services also keeps hard copies of The Post, entire copies are now available online. The online archives for this paper extend back to January 2009. They are not indexed, readers need to browse the paper online. The Lakes Mail and Star are also available online with archives extending back until 2007 for The Lakes Mail and 2000 for The Star.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

SMH Archives 1955-1995

We have just subscribed to the SMH archives 1955-1995. The afternoon editions have been digitised. It includes stories, images, advertisments, including classifieds – the whole newspaper. There is a very useful FAQ section and search tips, which should answer most questions that you may have about the site. We have a single user licence. This means that only one person at a time can be logged in. You can search without being logged in, but you cannot access the articles. Ask at your local library branch for access.