No.35, December 1995 ISSN 0811-4757Edited and published by Tim Sherratt (Tim.Sherratt@asap.unimelb.edu.au) for ASAP.
The Project will not become a repository in its own right for the manuscript records of Australian science. Rather, it will serve as a half-way house, taking in collections of documents, processing them, preparing listings, and ultimately finding an appropriate long-term home for them such as in a library or existing archives collection. In addition to the papers of individual scientists, the Project may also from time to time handle the papers of Australian scientific societies that are having difficulty in safeguarding their old records. Listings will be published and distributed to major reference libraries and other interested purchasers at minimal charges.
The Archivist's first task is to develop guidelines for dealing with collections. These will be largely based upon those prepared by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre at Oxford, on which the new scheme is modelled. In addition, the first collections for processing are being identified.
All inquiries should be directed to Gavan McCarthy at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3052 (tel. (03)-341-6556).
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