Documentation, Digitisation and Dissemination: Preparing for the History of CSIRO

undefined Adam, G Mccarthy, AH Smith

Published : 2017


In February 2017 Tom Spurling and Terry Healy delivered 34 A1 archive boxes of records to the eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC) at The University of Melbourne. They had been commissioned to write a history of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to complement the existing histories of CSIR and CSIRO. These boxes contained an impressive array of documents and research notes assembled for Boris Schedvin, the former CSIR/O historian. They were to support his writing of a second volume to Shaping Science and Industry (Allen & Unwin, 1987). They provide a unique overview of the history of scientific research in Australia in the late 20th Century and the evolu..

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