People Australia is greatly enriched through collaboration with a wide range of services providing access to information about significant Australians. The People Australia program is developing agreements with a range of potential contributors to the service. Currenlty agreements are in place for the following entities:
Australia Dancing, the Australian dance resource directory, is hosted by the National Library of Australia. Its aim is to make Australian dance materials accessible to local, national and international communities, and to build the Australian Dance Collection.
Australia Dancing provides users with access to both current and historical information about dance in Australia, and includes biographies of people and profiles of companies related to Australian dance.
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online website is the Internet version of the ADB's traditional print volumes. It is operated by the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB), Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. The ADB Online is available free on the web. It has been designed to enable and encourage scholarly practice in the electronic world, and to provide a service to all users of the Internet. The website is a joint production of the ADB and the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, University of Melbourne (Austehc).
The biographical articles published in the first online edition are those found in the printed ADB: Volumes 1 to 16 in the continuing series and the Supplementary Volume. The articles are concise, authoritative accounts of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography is a national, co-operative enterprise, founded and maintained by the Australian National University (ANU), as a project that fulfils one of the original purposes of the university. It consists of a research and editorial staff headed by a general editor in Canberra; an editorial board; and regional, federal and specialist working parties. The ANU provides the ADB with its accommodation, operating funds and administrative organisation. It is a part of the History Program in ANU's Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS).
Australian Women's Register
The searchable-on-line Australian Women's Register is a valuable and growing source of biographical data about Australian women and their organisations, with hyper-links to the archival repositories and libraries where their records are held and to other sources of information.
People Australia is based on the Australian Name Authority File that is currently accessible via Libraries Australia. This unique resource has been maintained since 1980 by Australian libraries which contribute their holdings to the Australian National Bibliographic Database. Name authority files perform an important role in resource discovery services by collocating relevant resources under a single form of name and by providing references from non-preferred or related forms. Biographical or historical notes in name authority files are also rich sources of information in their own right however users may not be aware that this information can be accessed.
Music Australiais an online service developed by the National Library of Australia and other cultural institutions across the nation. It covers both heritage and comtemporary music, across all formats, styles and genres and includes information on Australian music, musicians, composers, performers, groups and ensembles, festivals and organisations.
Music Australia contains approx 4800 people and organisation records, many with detailed biographical information. These records are now available through Music Australia and People Australia.
University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre (eSRC) was formed in 2007 to continue the cultural informatic research undertaken by the Australian Science Archives Project (1985-1999) and its successor the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (1999-2006). The eSRC is a research centre in Information Services - an academic Centre outside the Faculty structure aimed at facilitating interdisciplinary, intra-institutional and inter-organisational collaboration. The Centre's strengths are in cultural informatics, archives, data preservation and sustainable information systems for research.