From 1973, the University's Public Relations Office issued a digest of copied cuttings relating to the University, which was distributed to staff. In March 1999, this was formally named News Digest. The digest was issued irregularly at first, but latterly was issued weekly. The irregular publication means it is not easy to identify where issues are missing. However, a number of issues are believed to be missing for the period 1973-1980, as well as for January-May 1984.