Journal article

The Encyclopedia of Australian Science: a virtual meeting of archives and libraries

Ailie Smith, Gavan McCarthy

The Australian Library Journal | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016


The story of the Encyclopedia of Australian Science is fundamental to the story of the eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC) and its predecessors. Published online in 2010, there are data in this public knowledge web resource that can be traced back to the early days of the World Wide Web in the mid-1990s, and earlier to the beginnings of the Australian Science Archives Project (ASAP) in March 1985. ASAP was created to help meet the needs of the history of Australian science research community by locating, documenting and finding an archival home for collections of records and creating a register of where collections relating to the history of science were held in Australia. This paper provide..

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