Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Information Management and Technology - Records Services - Archives, Canberra

Área de identidad

Identificador

daa/17

Forma autorizada del nombre

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Information Management and Technology - Records Services - Archives, Canberra

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • Formerly Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

Tipo

  • National

Área de contacto

 

Rob Birtles

Tipo

Dirección

Dirección (calle)

Black Mountain Library, Clunies Ross Street, Acton

Localidad

Canberra

Región

Australian Capital Territory

Nombre del país

Código postal

2601

Teléfono

02 6276 6677

Fax

Correo electrónico

Notas

Área de descripción

Historia

The origins of an archival function in CSIRO began in 1965 when Sir George Currie was invited to compile the history of the origins of CSIRO for the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the official entry of the Australian Government into the field of scientific research.

CSIRO appointed its first Archivist, W F Evans, in 1965. He worked mainly on the history of radio and radiophysics research as well as making some progress on the task of bringing CSIRO records under archival control. He was succeeded by K A Green (1974-1978) who had been the Archivist of Papua and New Guinea.

Later Archivists were Colin Smith, Rodney Teakle, Tim O'Grady and Rob Birtles.

The main archival collection has always been based in Canberra where it has been based in Fyshwick, CSIRO Corporate on Limestone Avenue, Campbell, Paxus Building at CSIRO Black Mountain and in 2018 relocated to the CSIRO Black Mountain Library.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

The collection is based on materials related to the:

  • Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry, 1916-1926
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 1926-1949
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1949- present.
    It thus holds records geographically linked to locations CSIRO has been associated with. As the archival function has been Canberra-based, the collection is strong in records related to the Canberra region.

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Estructura administrativa

The CSIRO Archival function exists within the Records Services structure. The function operates at 50% of a full-time person (as at 2018).

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

Collects material associated with CSIR and CSIRO's history.

Edificios

Fondos

A collection of material associated with CSIR and CSIRO's history and development ranging from staff, research activities, administrative records, artefacts and audiovisual materials.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Offline using CSIRO's Electronic Recordkeeping Management System of physical finding aids.

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Phone or email for further information.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Closed collection. Closed period of 30 years applies to most records. Phone or email for further information.

Accesibilidad

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Limited capability. Please phone or email for further information.

Servicios de reproducción

Copying services (paper, photographic and digital) are available in order to distribute relevant records but are limited based upon time resources. Please phone or email for further information.

Áreas públicas

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 19 April 2018

Idioma(s)

Escritura(s)

Fuentes

Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

Black Mountain Library, Clunies Ross Street, Acton
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601