Live performance repository AusStage in funding jeopardy
Australia’s most comprehensive index of live performances, AusStage, is in jeopardy due to uncertain funding, reports InDaily.
AusStage has been funded by grants from the Australian Research Council’s research infrastructure scheme, however Julian Meyrick from Flinders University, who maintains the server with colleagues Jenny Fewster and Julie Holledge, said the funding that helped launch it has ‘become less and less appropriate’.
‘We are now looking at ways of sustaining the future of AusStage outside of traditional means, as there are no specific funding grants for database management or upgrades to server technology, which are fundamental to the success of the AusStage platform,’ said Meyrick.
The team has invited university libraries across Australia to make a financial contribution as part of a ‘plan of shared action’. So far, it has received gifts from the University of Melbourne Library, the University of Wollongong Library, the University of New South Wales Library and Flinders University’s Central Library.
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