A strange thing happened the other day. I was ARCHIVED! Well not me personally, but the DIY Decorator website. Yep this little website will be preserved in perpetuity for future generations to see.
Let me explain: (watch the video or keep reading)
A few weeks back I was contacted by the State Library of Queensland, asking permission to archive the DIY Decorator website. Here’s how she explained it to me:
The State Library of Queensland aims to build a comprehensive collection of Queensland publications to ensure the availability of our documentary heritage both now and in the future. State Library’s commitment to preserving the documentary heritage of our state extends to contemporary electronic resources, including online publications and websites of lasting significance. This is achieved through our participation in PANDORA, Australia’s web archive.
PANDORA was established by the National Library of Australia in 1996 to enable the capture of and long-term access to Australian online publications. We cooperate with the National Library in order to build and preserve a comprehensive collection of Australian online publications. State Library’s brief is to enhance the Queensland presence in this national archive.
So it seems my little website aimed at helping people create and decorate a beautiful home for themselves, showcasing my Queenslander home as an example is worth preserving.
I’m extremely honoured and just a bit chuffed to be included. When I started blogging back in 2011, I never imagined anything like this would happen.
So thank you to the State Library of Queensland, the National Archive Pandora, and to all of you who read and support this website. I’m so very grateful.