In March 2017, FINIA was contacted by the State Library of Queensland for permission to archive the FINIA Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance website https://finia.org.au/
The State Library of Queensland aims to build a comprehensive collection of Queensland publications to ensure the availability of our documentary heritage both now and in the future. The State Library’s commitment to preserving the documentary heritage of our state extends to contemporary electronic resources, including online publications and websites of lasting significance. This is achieved through participation in PANDORA, Australia’s web archive.
PANDORA was established by the National Library of Australia in 1996 to enable the capture of and long-term access to Australian online publications. The State Library cooperates with the National Library in order to build and preserve a comprehensive collection of Australian online publications with a brief to enhance the Queensland presence in this national archive.
The FINIA website was selected for inclusion in the PANDORA Archive, and we have now granted the State Library a licence under the Copyright Act 1968 to copy the website into the Archive and to provide public online access to it via the Internet. This means that FINIA has granted the Library permission to retain our publication in the Archive and to provide public access to it in perpetuity.
This means that all the stories and articles that you have generated will now become part of the history and fabric for Fraser Island (K’gari). The State Library also plan to take subsequent captures, to provide snapshots of the site over time.
For more information, check out Maxine Fisher’s library blog: Web Archiving: what’s it all about? It answers some frequently asked questions. This can be accessed at http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2015/06/26/web-archiving-whats-it-all-about/
Content contributed by Maxine Fisher, Digital Content Coordinator of Queensland Memory, for the State Library of Queensland