VU Special Collections - How to access and use: Timor-Leste

Conference proceedings

Timor-Leste conference proceedings documents the biennial conference hosted by Victoria University in co-operation with the National University of Timor Loro Sa’e (UNTL). 

Further resources

Victoria University Library has significant holdings of books from or about Timor-Leste available in the main lending  collection, as well as some online journals (available to students and staff of Victoria University). There is also a wealth of Timor-Leste related information available via the internet, such as:

Timor-Leste: History of the collection

Victoria University's strategic plan is explicit in its commitment to Timor-Leste where the University has had a long involvement and has continued to host the Honorary Consulate of Timor-Leste in Melbourne since before independence.  In 2011 VU consolidated its partnership with the National University of Timor-Leste, Universidade Nasional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) and the Dili Institute of Technology (DIT). Joint activities with UNTL, with whom we have had a partnership since 2005, include a biennial conference focusing on issues facing Timor Leste's development.

To support the VU strategic plan the Library formed the Timor-Leste Collection, beginning with an initial donation from the Oxfam Australia Library in March 2012. The Timor-Leste Collection was augmented in June 2012 with rare and research quality items from the Footscray Park Main Collection. The Timor-Leste Collection will be added to by donations from personal and organizational collections and is intended to chart the development of Timor-Leste as an independent nation. Of particular significance is the donation of Dr Helen Hill's research collection on Timor-Leste.

In 2014 - 2015 in collaboration with CHART, a digitisation project was completed to make available online the journals, Tapol and Timor Link

The Timor-Leste Collection will be added to by donations from personal and organisational collections and is intended to chart the development of Timor-Leste as an independent nation.

 

A selection of books from the Timor-Leste Collection

Electronic content available to VU staff and students

Electronic articles available to VU staff and students