To be continued . . .

TypeCollection
TitleTo be continued . . .
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesCentre for Digital Humanities Research
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c99a9d57b40b
Website Addresshttp://cdhrdatasys.anu.edu.au/tobecontinued/
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe “To be continued . . .” project involved the data mining of National Library of Australia’s Trove database to discover over 9,000 novels, novellas and short stories published in 19th and early 20th century Australian newspapers. This fiction came from around the world, including Britain, America and Australia, as well as Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and beyond.
Full DescriptionAs was the case in Britain, America and elsewhere, 19th-century Australian newspapers contained a great deal of fiction. Indeed, due to their cheap price and availability – combined with the low levels of book ownership and of access to lending libraries in Australia at this time – newspapers were the major source of fiction for early Australian readers. Despite the importance of these publications, the size of the newspaper archive has meant that we know very little about this fiction, including what titles, authors, genres and themes were published, and their production, circulation and reception.

The National Library of Australia’s Trove database changes this situation profoundly. In offering the largest mass-digitised collection of historical newspapers in the world, Trove makes it possible to search for fiction in Australian newspapers for the first time in a reliable and systematic ways. This project employed digital humanities methods (including data- and text-mining, topic modelling and network analysis) as well as established bibliographical, book historical and literary critical approaches to identify and analyse fiction over 9,000 novels, novellas and short stories in 19th- and early 20th-century Australian newspapers.
Contact Emailkatherine.bode@anu.edu.au
Contact AddressSchool of Literature Languages & Linguistics
Research School of Humanities & the Arts
The Australian National University
ACT 2600 Australia
Contact Phone Number+61 2 6125 9845
Principal InvestigatorKatherine Bode
Fields of Research200502 - Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Time Period19th Century
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextAustralia
Date of data creation2016
Year of data publication2019
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
KatherineBode
Publisher for CitationANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Publications

Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
10.3998/mpub.8784777
Publication Title
A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History
Publication Reference
Bode, Katherine, 2018. A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, https:/doi.org/10.3998/mpub.8784777


Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
10.1353/vpr.2017.0005
Publication Title
Fictional Systems: Mass-Digitization, Network Analysis, and Nineteenth-Century Australian Newspapers
Publication Reference
Bode, Katherine. "Fictional Systems: Mass-Digitization, Network Analysis, and Nineteenth-Century Australian Newspapers." Victorian Periodicals Review, vol. 50 no. 1, 2017, pp. 100-138. Project MUSE, https:/doi.org/10.1353/vpr.2017.0005


Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
10.1353/bh.2016.0008
Publication Title
Thousands of Titles Without Authors: Digitized Newspapers, Serial Fiction, and the Challenges of Anonymity
Publication Reference
Bode, Katherine. "Thousands of Titles Without Authors: Digitized Newspapers, Serial Fiction, and the Challenges of Anonymity." Book History, vol. 19, 2016, pp. 284-316. Project MUSE, https://doi.org/10.1353/bh.2016.0008


Identifier Type
Uniform Resource Identifier
Identifier Value
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=871250286231120;res=IELNZC
Publication Title
Retrieving a world of fiction: Building an index - and an archive - of serialized novels in Australian newspapers, 1850-1914
Publication Reference
Bode, Katherine and Hetherington, Carol. Retrieving a world of fiction: Building an index - and an archive - of serialized novels in Australian newspapers, 1850-1914 [online]. Script & Print, Vol. 38, No. 4, Dec 2014: [197]-211.


Access RightsOpen Access allowed (see rights held in and over resource below)
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Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org.au/licences.
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Extent or Quantity2
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5948
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