Nominations have opened for the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register. The Australian Register, founded in 2000, is part of the international Memory of the World, a UNESCO program aimed at preserving and providing access to valuable archival holdings and library collections around the world. There are currently 37 collections inscribed on the Australian Register, from the journals of Captain Cook to the Sorry Books signed by tens of thousands of Australians in 1998. South Australian material on the Register includes the 1836 South Australia Company Deed of Settlement, the William Light Collection and the Mountford-Sheard Collection.
Now is the time to start thinking about nominating your significant documentary heritage to the Australian Memory of the World Register.
Nominations for the next round close on 30 October 2012, and successful inscriptions will be announced publicly in Adelaide in May 2013.
Nominations can be for individual documents or collections, and can be made by institutions or individuals.
All the information you need can be found on the “How to Nominate” page on the Australian Memory of the World website.