A website initiative developed by Newcastle creative agency Out of the Square Media (OOTS) has been selected to be archived by a joint venture of the National Library of Australia and the State Library of NSW.
The website, newcastleinspired.com.au has been deemed significant enough to be added to PANDORA, the Australian Web archive based on its “lasting cultural and historical value”, a state library spokeswoman said.
The site currently features content produced by OOTS such as the “Feel Inspired” video clips and footage of the Anzac Memorial Walk as well as historical footage compiled to mark the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 earthquake.
OOTS founder Marty Adnum said the self funded website was created to house significant and inspirational moments from our past and present, so it was tremendous to receive an email asking for permission to archive it for posterity.
“Given our love of the region and city, this is an evolving project of passion, so it is absolutely wonderful it will be protected for generations to come,” Marty said. “As we further develop the content the State and National Library too will also update their archived version.”
“Our company motto is to deliver “Inspired Soulutions” and the big thing about us and this website is that it is all about soul, so it’s nice to be able to share that with others and have it appreciated in such a way.”
The videos featured on the website have received more than 60,000 views and have been shared locally, nationally and internationally.