sequential daze

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I received a request from the National Library of Australia's electronic archive - PANDORA - seeking permission to archive Magellan...
The National Library of Australia aims to build a comprehensive collection of Australian publications to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future. The Library has traditionally collected items in print, but it is also committed to preserving electronic publications of lasting research and cultural value.

PANDORA, Australia's Web Archive, was set up by the Library in 1996 to enable the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications. Since then we have been identifying online publications and archiving those that we consider have national significance. Additional information about PANDORA can be found on the Library's server at:

That's pretty cool - and of course I said yes. It means that if Graphic Smash ever goes down the gurgler and I'm run over by a bus that Magellan will at least live on in perpetuity!

Next update - 1 April 2010

Regrettably, due to a weekend away in the country, Alice in Wonderland, extra real-life job workload overload and general poor time management during my free time there won't be an update of Magellan for the next couple of weeks.

The next update will be next Thursday April 1 (no foolin'). Sorry for the delay...