Thursday, 1 April 2021

About the AJCP

The AJCP

What is it? 
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) is a collection of unique historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984.


50 years....

Yes, this project started in 1948 and continued for 50 years. 

Then from 2017-2020 the National Library of Australia undertook to digitise these films with completion in June 2020. Access to these records in now available directly through the AJCP portal or by searching directly in the Diaries, Letters and Archives category of Trove.

Throughout this month I will examine the various methods of browsing and searching this vast collection. There are more than 8.2 million microfilm images and 10 000+ explanatory pages of descriptive text. Some records will be taken from the PRO series, records now held at The National Archives of the UK, and some from the M (Miscellaneous) series, records collected from a wide variety of organisations, libraries and archives from across the UK.

As you can imagine 26 blog posts will only scrape the surface of this huge resource but there are some interesting finds along the way. Each letter of the alphabet will highlight a different range of resources.

A small beginning but much to be found along the way.

Here is a 14 min introductory video made by the National Library of Australia for those who have not yet had the chance to view it.



This post first appeared on https://carmelgalvin.info

9 comments:

  1. Dear Carmel The AJCP has been recommended to me for many years as a fabulous resource. I was so excited when it was digitised recently but I still have been too slack to investigate it - silly me. I look forward to finding out more about it via your blog posts. Thanks for contributing your knowledge in this area.

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    1. Hope to be useful, I must admit to many long lost hours delving its depths

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  2. I can't wait to see the examples you share. Look forward to learning from you as you take us on the AJCP journey.

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    1. Some you will have seen, but lots of new ones too

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  3. I’ve been excited about the AJCP but haven’t got around to checking it out. Looking forward to learning more about it from you. Good luck for AtoZ. First post done

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    1. This year I finally got organised and finished all posts before April so that I can enjoy your posts and many more.

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  4. That sounds like an awesome resource! I love genealogical databases.

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  5. This is a challenging theme, but really interesting. I hope to follow along for ideas (after A to Z) on how I can better use our US National Archives online collections.

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  6. I’m ashamed to admit that through all my research decades I haven’t explored the AJCP. I’m really looking forward to your guidance.

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