NCACL seeks sponsorship and donations from Embassies, Foundations, cultural groups, educational institutions, schools and community members to support its projects. Patronage and financial help is required to make the collection accessible to everyone.
NCACL is sponsored by the members of the ACT Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The ACT Branch annually donates part of its membership fee to support NCACL Board approved projects.
Translation specialist cataloguing project
Sponsorship is sought to enable the specialist cataloguing from CAVAL. A significant number of translations has recently been received for the following creators: Aaron Blabey, Emily Rodda, Elizabeth Honey, Barry Jonsberg, Lian Hearn (Gillian Rubinstein), Steven Herrick, Nick Bland, Philip Bunting, Matt Cosgrove, Graeme Base, Christopher Cheng, Tania McCartney and Pamela Allen, to name a few.
Picture Books for Older Readers Database project
Sponsorship was sought to create the new database, Picture Books for Older Readers (PBOR). The National Centre would like to thank those who contributed to make this project a reality. It is anticipated that the PBOR will be launched in July 2023.
Upgrade for the Cultural Diversity Database
The update of the Cultural Diversity Database significantly enhanced the look, feel and usability of the Database for researchers, teachers and schools across Australia. The cost of undertaking the upgrade from CSV file to full database was $6,000 which was funded through donations.
To read reviews of the database look here.
The NCACL Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Resource had an additional 200 titles added to its database as a result of a significant anonymous donation.
The NCACL Board gratefully acknowledges patronage and financial support from:
Carlos Oliveira, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Portugal and the Portuguese Language Program and Education Affairs in Australia Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consulate of Portugal.
The Board of the NCACL thanks Carlos Oliveira for his continued support of the translation project. His involvement will enable the many, many Portuguese titles that the National Centre holds to be catalogued and available.
His Excellency Mr Milad Raad Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Lebanon
Her Excellency Ms E Xagorari Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Her Excellency Hon Dame Annette King High Commissioner for New Zealand
His Excellency Mr Michal Kolodziejski Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland
Posted by: NCACL | Published: 29 May 2023