##Acknowledgement of Country
As a reflection of our recognition of the deep history and culture of this island, _A Published Event_ wishes to acknowledge the muwinina and palawa people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land upon which this library unfolds.
We acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, who have survived invasion and dispossession, and continue to maintain their identity, culture and Aboriginal rights.
We also recognise the value of continuing Aboriginal knowledge and cultural practice, which informs our understandings of history, culture, science and environment, in supporting the development of the Tasmanian community.
We embrace the opportunity of _The People’s Library_ to pester the waters of a social engagement-with lutruwita/ Tasmania – a land continuously inhabited by Aboriginal peoples for over 60 thousand years. For us non-indigenous peoples who have made this palawa land our home, it is imperative that any creative practice must acknowledge the ongoing affects of the colonial invasion of lutruwita by our European ancestors.
##Unfolding the library
_The People’s Library_ is an artwork by _A Published Event_ and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre in 2017. We are deeply appreciate SAC's ongoing support and collaboration in bringing this ambitious work to a public. Special thanks go to CEO, Joe Bugden, Creative Producer, Emma Porteus and Communications Manager, Natasha Newman. We would also like to acknowledge the support we have received from Frances Butler and Kath Melbourne.
_The People’s Library_ is a holding of 113 new and original books, invited by _A Published Event_ (Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward) 2017–18. Presented in partnership with Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.
The copyright © of individual books within the library remains in each case, with the author. Copyright of the concept, development and publishing of _The People’s Library_ artwork concept, development and publication belongs to the artists © Justy Phillips & Margaret Woodward / _A Published Event_ | Hobart. 2018. (link: http://www.thepeopleslibrary.net text: www.thepeopleslibrary.net)
All rights reserved. No part of the individual publications that compose _The People’s Library_ may be reproduced, copied or transmitted for commercial gain in any form whatsoever without the prior consent of the publisher: (link: http://www.apublishedevent.net text: www.apublishedevent.net)
Although the authors and publisher have made every effort to ensure that the information contained within the pages of this library was correct at press time, the author and publisher do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.
- **Library design:** A Published Event
- **Book production:** Tracey Diggins and Lynda Warner
- **Web and collateral design:** Paul Mylechrane/ Public Office.
- **Copy Editing:** A Published Event, Tracey Diggins and a dedicated team of volunteers.
- **Book development sessions:** Rachel Edwards and A Published Event
- **Colour reference for book covers:** Syme, P. and Werner, A.G. (2018). Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books.
- **Typefaces:** Baskerville, by John Baskerville; Grotesque by Monotype; Albertus by Berthold Wolpe
- **Book printing:** Documents On Call, Melbourne.
_The People’s Library_ has been assisted through the generous support and vision of many individuals and creative networks across Tasmania, including over 180 writers and writing support networks. _A Published Event_ acknowledge the vision and support of commissioning and presenting partner, (link: https://www.salarts.org.au/ text: Salamanca Arts Centre).
This project has been assisted by: the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia; creative Hobart and through generous support from the Allport Bequest. The Readers in Residence Program was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts through Artsbridge.
_The People’s Library_ would not have been possible without the generous support of the following dynamic organisations and dedicated and flamboyant individuals: With special thanks to Paul Mylechrane / Public Office for his conceptual design and incredible attention to detail. (link: https://public-office.info/ text: Public Office) is a collaborative research, design & development practise focusing on the intersection of physical and digital publishing. Without Paul’s knowledge, this living archive-catalogue-website would not exist in the from it does today. We thank Jason Gray at (link: https://www.docsoncall.com.au/ text: Documents on Call) for his incredible dedication to the printing and production of 113 books of _The People's Library_; Stuart Loone, General Manager at (link: https://springbaymill.com/ text: Spring Bay Mill) for the research visits, stunning hospitality and generosity, wood chips and loan of precious items from the Spring Bay site at Triabunna; University of the Third Age (U3A) Kingston; NaNoWriMo writers, Launceston and Deloraine; Huon Valley Writers; Launceston Writers Group; Women Writers Tasmania; Deloraine Writers Group; Youth ARC; Island Magazine; and many statewide branches of Libraries Tasmania, including Helena Demczuk in Queenstown. To Amanda Robson for her editorial leadership and deep friendship. We extend our deepest thanks to Lynne Fellowes, Tania Stadler, Karen Wheeler, Vern Field, Kate Harrison, Allan Russell and Owen Hughes and most of all to the writers of _The People’s Library_. To Jan Wilson, whose book carries forward the memories of a good life.