Friday, April 15, 2011

AusLit is now available free to all school staff and students in Australian schools.

AustLit available free to Australian schools.

 AustLit is a not-for-profit education and  information resource  

Database size: 
- 712,437 works 
- 127,269 agents 
- 29,085 subjects

Teaching Australian Literature (TAL) recently announced that access to this resource for the study and teaching of Australian literature will shortly be available free of charge to the staff and students of all Australian schools.

Access will be managed by the relevant educational authorities in each state and territory. Contact details for these organisations will be posted on the Access AustLit page as soon as they are available. At this time New South Wales Department of Education and Training  Contact: TBA

  • The Broken Shore by Peter Temple showing holdings at Australian libraries, courtesy of the National Library of Australia's Libraries Australia service.
  • A Working Forest: Selected Prose by Les Murray, showing the fully indexed contents with hypertext link to each item.
  • The Rising of the Court and Other Sketches in Prose and Verse by Henry Lawson, linking to the full text of the novel
  • Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville showing a work with a range of versions and numerous publications. The versions include translations of Lilian's Story into languages other than English
  • The periodical Overland, listing its editors and giving a brief organisational history
  • Record for the Arthur Upfield website with a link to the archived copy at PANDORA
  • Arthur Wilson's Songs of Australia : Adapted to Appropriate Melodies, showing link to the digitised copy and the national Library of Australia.
  • Voss by Patrick White, showing a work with a range of versions and numerous publications. The versions include translations of Voss into languages other than English
Check out the example of what you can access re: authors Victor Kelleher

Aus-e-Lit Project

The Aus-e-Lit Project has been developing a number of new services that will extend AustLit by supporting broader searches and by allowing users to collect and annotate relevant internet resources.
An experimental Federated Search (requires access code)  provides results from both AustLit and a selection of external databases
Responding to the growth of internet resources and the potential of open-source software to discover, organise, describe, and share these resources, the Aus-e-Lit Project will deliver a suite of online research tools to AustLit users in June 2011. A collaboration between AustLit and The University of Queensland eResearch Lab, the Aus-e-Lit Project has developed a Federated Search and a Full-text Search that enhance the standard AustLit search with a snapshot of resources available at a selection of relevant databases.

AUS-E-LIT VIDEO DEMONSTRATIONS are available to support your understanding.

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