The Independent Scholars Association of Australia (ISAA) is a network of scholars whose interests span the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We affirm the importance of libraries, museums, galleries, and archives (GLAM) in supporting scholarship; these collecting institutions are fundamental to the advancement of knowledge. At a national level, they are key to the development and maintenance of a national culture. The role of the National Library of Australia, under the National Library Act 1960 is to collect, preserve and make available documentary sources of national significance. The National Museum of Australia does the same for our material culture. Both promote a deeper community understanding and appreciation of Australia’s past for the benefit of our present and future.
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