eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC), University of Melbourne

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

daa/390

Geauthoriseerde naam

eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC), University of Melbourne

Parallelle vormen van de naam

Aandere naamsvormen

  • Australian Science Archives Project (ASAP), University of Melbourne, 1985-1999
  • Australian Science Archives Project (ASAP), Canberra, c1993-1999
  • Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc), University of Melbourne, 1999-2006
  • Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc), Canberra, 1999-2006

Soort

  • Universiteit

Contact

Soort

adres

Adres

Level 2, Thomas Cherry Building, The University of Melbourne
Parkville

Locality

Melbourne

Region

Victoria

Landnaam

Postcode

3010

Telefoon

03 8344 2670

Fax

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

The eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC) is a social and cultural informatics research centre within the University of Melbourne Library, with a focus on archival science, metadata, and contextual information. The research aims to advance the discovery and interpretation of archival records, published literature, and research data for the benefit of the academic community and the greater public good. The Centre produces online public knowledge resources.

The genesis of the Centre dates back to initiatives in 1985 lead by Associate Professor Gavan McCarthy.

1985–1999: Australian Science Archives Project (ASAP):
The Australian Science Archive Project was launched at the University of Melbourne in 1985 with the objective of developing new programs to foster the preservation, promotion and development of the heritage of Australian science, technology and medicine.

To meet this objective, ASAP developed an early online encyclopedia named Bright Sparcs, an archives-based digital resource and fostered a network of associations with academic, government and private organisations and individuals.

In about 1993, a Canberra office was opened, located in the Basser Library in the Australian Academy of Science. It acted as a Canberra home for the Project and a focal point for the curation of data for 'Bright Sparcs'.

1999–2006: Australian Science and Technology Centre (Austehc):
In 1999, the work of ASAP became the foundation for the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc), established within the in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.

The ASAP Canberra continued as Austehc, Canberra from 1999 to 2006.

Austehc produced a range of authoritative information sources to support the history of science, technology and medicine in Australia. It continued to offer database and web publication tools to the public under open licences, and at no cost if used for non-commercial, heritage and public good purposes.

In 2003 the 'Bright Sparcs' database and an Austehc project, the Australian Science at Work database were combined to form the online Encyclopedia of Australian Science.

2007– current: eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC):
The ESRC was established in 2007 as part of the University of Melbourne Library. All the project records of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre were transferred to the custody of the eScholarship Research Centre in 2007.

For further details, see https://esrc.unimelb.edu.au/about/our-history

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Records management and collecting policies

The eScholarship Research Centre works with collecting institutions, and directly with organisations and individuals who have created or stored records, to catalogue undocumented archives and find homes for collections that are in danger of being lost.

Gebouwen

Bestanden

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

See https://esrc.unimelb.edu.au/#archival-guides for the catalogues of archival collections the ESRC has worked on, or that have been catalogued by others using our free archives management tool, HDMS (Heritage Documentation Management System)

A list of all the finding aids and publications of the predecessor, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, can be found at: http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/

Toegang

Openingstijden

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

reproduktiedienstverlening

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Revised 5 June 2018

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Communication (Thematic area)
  • Defence (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

Level 2, Thomas Cherry Building, The University of Melbourne Parkville
Melbourne, Victoria 3010