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.