Radical holdings? Student newspaper collections in Australian university libraries and archives

Jessie Lymn, Tamara Jones

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Abstract

University student newspapers have a long history across Australian university campuses of engaging with contemporary social and political issues, often reflecting a sentiment not represented in mainstream media publications. Student newspapers have a demonstrated engagement with radical thinking, dissent and political activism and are an important published record of historical discourses, contributing to a critically informed understanding of the society that produced them. This paper reports on a pilot survey of Australian university holdings of their student newspapers. Findings inform current and future student newspaper collection practices by university libraries and archives, including building ongoing relationships with editorial teams, and recommended improvements for access to this primary source material for future researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 330-344
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Australian Library and Information Association
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020

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