ANU Scholarly Information Services and the Pacific Institute are proud to launch the Pacific Institute collection on Open Research.
This collection contains more than 300 monographs and working papers digitised by the Pacific Institute. This work represents a significant contribution to the process of digitising The Australian National University’s extensive and diverse oeuvre of Pacific research.
Priority for digitisation was given to documents that were available in a clean hard-copy format to ensure the best quality result (incl. select non-Pacific material). Monograph series were produced in their entirety where possible; it is suggested that the scanning of incomplete Pacific publication series be a priority for future work. The imperative for this initiative – its contribution to Pacific scholarship, to genuine collaboration and to the repatriation of research to the peoples of the Pacific – should not be underestimated.
This digitisation effort was supported by the Board of the Pacific Institute. Special thanks to: Deveni Temu (Pacific Librarian ANU), Wal Ambrose and others in ANH (for the TAs), Bryant Allen and Mike Bourke (for the NGRB collection), the late Hank Nelson, Colin Filer, Peter Sack, Vicki Luker (JPH material), Pam Thomas, Ron May, Robin Hide, the late Darrell Tryon, and Roger Casas Ruiz. Mike Cookson conducted this work on behalf of the Pacific Institute and Elke Dawson on behalf of Open Research.
See the full collection on the Open Research Website.