Rescuing lost books
Most Australian books ever written are now out-of-print and inaccessible to readers. That includes local histories and memoirs, beloved children’s titles – and even winners of our most glittering literary prizes, such as the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Untapped is a collaboration between authors, libraries and researchers, working together to identify Australia’s lost literary treasures and bring them back to life. It creates a new income source for Australian authors, who currently have few options for getting their out-of-print titles available in libraries.
In addition to the books we digitised ourselves, the collection includes out-of-print ebooks that had previously been digitised by our publishing partner, Ligature. As well as making them available in libraries for the first time, this also helps us with the design of our research experiments.
More about the Untapped Project
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Untapped will be available as part of our BorrowBox collection.