09 October 2009

The Cooperation Game

The National Libary of Australia has asked to borrow for microfilming our only copy of The Canberra Weekly : the Pictoral magazine from the National Capital , a weekly journal published Nov 30, 1962-Feb 5, 1964 .

The library at National Museum of Australia also had a single issue not held by the National Library or the ACT Heritage Library. After discussion and evaluation we decided the Museum library's copy would be better held by the ACT Heritage Library. It arrived today and next week will join the copies held by the National Library of Australia for microfilming.

The ACT Heritage Library often cooperates with national and state institutions in developing collections and making them more widely available. As part of the Australian Newspapers Plan (ANPLAN), the National, State and Territory libraries cooperate to preserve our historical newspapers on microfilm.

We are delighted to assist in bringing together the extant copies of this journal. We'd also like to complete the holdings, as none of us have a full set.
Currently, the missing issues are :
July 5 1963
July 12 1963
July 19 1963
July 26 1963
Aug 2 1963
Aug 16 1963
Aug 30 1963
Sept 20 1963
Sept 27 1963
Oct 4 1963
Oct 11 1963
Oct 18 1963
Nov 8 1963
Nov 22 1963
Nov 29 1963
Dec 6 1963

If you have these or any other copies of The Canberra Weekly : the Pictoral magazine from the National Capital you'd like to see preserved in the ACT Heritage Library, please contact us.