From the back page of "Chris Wheeler Role-Playing Conography":
The Australian Roleplaying Information Exchange Library (ARIEL) was a non profit incorporated organisation established after the First Role-playing Forum held in 1990 to promote the hobby in Australia. The small group of members created publications such as the "Convention Clarion" and hosted a number of events between 1990 and 1993.
Some of the other projects created were the '"ARIEL Archives" to retain convention games for historical preservation and latter the "ARIEL Almanac" which is a historical record of all known roleplaying conventions held in Australia.
In 2000 the first edition of the "ARIEL Almanac" was released on CD-ROM which contained the collection of all entry-forms for conventions held up until that date. A decade later the next version of the DVD edition is being planned for release in 2010.