[APG Public List] Regarding Australian records
petrides at hotmail.com
Tue May 11 11:53:15 MDT 2010
The reason I was using the database format for a digital image wasn't simply because EE contains a database example from the National Archives of Australia, but because I got it confused with a source definition I already had,
namely this one:
"[DATABASE TITLE]," [FORMAT-USED],< [WEBSITE CREATOR],> [ITAL:][WEBSITENAME][:ITAL] ([URL] : accessed [DATE ACCESSED]), [RECORD INFO]<; [M]><. [CM]>
The problem with the above definition is that it doesn't conform to Archival style, meaning there was no room for the series number, title or date range. I understand now that this is very much a website definition.
I do beleive I've got the handle on it now. It is confusing, no matter how many years I plug away at it and I'm convinced it's just not something I'm very good at.
my new definition looks like this:
[SUBJECT]; [SERIES NUMBER], [SERIES], [DATE RANGE]; [REPOSITORY]: [SUPPLIER]; digital images, [ITAL:][WEBSITENAME][:ITAL] ([URL] : accessed [DATE ACCESSED]).
PSORAKIS Panayoti George born 1910 Nationality: Greek - Arrived Mascot per Aircraft N88883 21 Feb 1949; D4878, Alien registration documents, alphabetical series, circa 1 Jan 1937 - circa 31 Dec 1964; National Archives of Australia: Department of Immigration, South Australia Branch; digital images,National Archives of Australia (http://naa12.naa.gov.au : accessed 10 May 2010).
Thank you to both Elizabeth and Carole for the help.
Elizabeth, your response made me laugh out loud because you were right on the money. I tend to use Evidence Explained as "1100 Handy Citation Models You Can Pick From for Whatever You Use."
That said, I am getting better, but very slowly :) It only takes me 1 day to compose a nice citation instead of a week! :)
Debbie Sideratos Petrides
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