Friday, May 13, 2016

New home for the Dictionary of Sydney

From June 2016, the Dictionary of Sydney will enter into an exciting new partnership with the State Library of New South Wales. With assistance from the Dictionary’s long-time supporter, the City of Sydney, the Dictionary will move its main website to a new platform at the library. The library will preserve and maintain the Dictionary of Sydney website, ensuring that we can all enjoy the Dictionary of Sydney for many more years to come.

According to the Dictionary, since it first started in 2009 over 1.5 million words have been published including 940 entries, 4,217 multimedia items, 12,735 entities and 38,639 factoids. With a free mobile app, resources for schools linked to the national history curriculum and regular local radio spots on Sydney’s history, their audience continues to grow.