Preservation and digitisation help libraries and archives be the guardians of the Public Domain

Elliott Bledsoe
4 min readJan 15, 2024

The Public Domain treasure trove is at the heart of Australia’s identity and we need to preserve and protect it!

Cross-posted from the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) blog.

A greeting card with a kangaroo dressed as a swagman, wearing a swag and boots, holding a billycan and walking stick and smoking a pipe. An early morning sky with clouds and a wide open plain extend behind the kangaroo. Below the kangaroo are the words, ‘A Happy New Year’.
A greeting card wishing the recipient a happy new year and featuring an artwork of a kangaroo dressed as a swagman. Public Domain. Full attribution information is available at the end of this blog post.

Today is New Year’s Day, which means it is also Public Domain Day — the day that new material passes…