News and Events
Welcome to the eScholarship Research Centre (eSRC) website. Information about the Centre can be found in the links at the left hand side of the page and in the news and events listed below.
- (15 November 2011) Launch of the first version of Find & Connect. Find & Connect is a website for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, and for everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home 'care' in Australia. The website contains historical information about past and present providers of out-of-home ‘care’, including photographs and digitised newspaper articles, links to support services and other resources.
- (08 October 2010) On Friday 1 October, members of the eSRC joined their collaborators and partners onstage at the Vice-Chancellor's Engagement Awards ceremony to be recognised for their work on Pathways with a Staff Excellence Award. The ceremony took place at the Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre and was a lead story in MUSSE October 10/46.
- (22 September 2010) Richard Vines, Honorary Research Fellow with the eSRC, gave a presentation to the Melbourne Knowlege Management Leadership Forum. Included are some of the significant findings from the Better Integrated Standards and Quality Assurance Systems project for the Office of the Community Sector, State Government of Victoria. See the slides from Richard Vines's presentation.
- (July 2010) The "Who Am I? Making Records Meaningful" project won a VC's 2010 Engagement Award for Pathways, and was described by the judging panel as "an outstanding example of engagement".
- (3 May 2010) The Encyclopedia of Australian Science has been harvested into the National Library of Australia's Trove. To see this in action, go to Phillip Law's entry in Trove.
- (4 March 2010) 25th Anniversary of the foundation of the Australian Science Archives Project (ASAP), the historical beginning of the eScholarship Research Centre.
- (25 February 2010) The Encyclopedia of Australian Science goes live online. This site brings together Bright Sparcs and Australian Science at Work to form a register of the people and the many industries, corporations, research institutions, scientific societies and other organisations that have contributed to Australia's scientific, technological and medical heritage, with references to their archival materials and a bibliography of their historical published literature.
- (21 December 2009) Colonial Australian Popular Fiction goes online. Colonial Australian Popular Fiction is an online bibliography and digital archive that gathers together for the first time a wide range of vibrant colonial writing that has previously been difficult to access.
The eScholarship Research Centre (eSRC) is located on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Cherry Building.
- (3 December 2009) launch of the first version of Pathways, an online resource for past and present "care" leavers in Victoria. This very significant research from the University of Melbourne responds to recommendations from the three Senate Reports which drew attention to the importance of both public and personal records for those who grew up 'in care'.
- (November - December 2009) Review of the eScholarship Research Centre by the University of Melbourne. A copy of the terms of reference for the review can be downloaded here.
- (16 November 2009) The Government of Australia apologised to forgotten Australians and former child migrants. The eScholarship Research Centre in collaboration with Social Work and History at the University of Melbourne, and the Australian Catholic University, Forgotten Australians, recent 'care' leavers, Link UP and Stolen Generations Victoria is working on a project to build a new resource, Pathways which provides web-based access to all public records about Victorian children's institutions. This is a 3 year ARC linkage grant with Government (DHS) and 13 community sector organisations.
- (9 November 2009) The eScholarship Research Centre's new server is commissioned.