September 22, 2014

The National Library of Australia’s Catalogue Goes Mobile With New iOS and Android Apps, Library’s Overall Mobile Strategy Recently Made Available

From the NLA Blog: The National Library’s catalogue is now available for your iOS and Android mobile devices. This means you can search our extensive collections, request items and track these items all from the palm of your hand, no matter where you From a NLA Mobile Info Page The mobile catalogue, available through iTunes […]

National Library of Australia’s Trove Database Releases API

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One of the most impressive resources out there is Trove from the National Library of Australia. Trove allows users to search multiple online databases simultaneously and easily. Plus, its design, technology, and marketing are several more reason enough to stop by when you can. They Trove team seems to always be adding new features or […]

New Article Looks at Social Media as a Promotion, Development, and Delivery Tool at the National Library of Australia

Title Trove: the Terrors and Triumphs of Service-Based Social Media Authors Alison Dellit, Business Architect National Library of Australia Sarah Schindeler, Reference Librarian National Library of Australia Source National Library of Australia Staff Papers, 2012 Abstract The National Library of Australia has actively used a range of social media tools for the promotion, development and delivery […]

Australia Considers National Digital Archive: Copyright Act Amendment Could See All Electronic Publications in National Library

via The Register: Australia’s Legal Deposit requirement, which compels publishers to send copies of all books to the National Library, may be extended to digital works. The potential extension of the Legal Deposit is discussed in a new Consultation Paper issued by the Federal Attorney General’s Department. [Clip] Attorney General Nicola Roxon has noticed the […]

National Library of Australia's Trove Releases Version 4.4 and Has a New Logo

If you’ve never visited Trove, it’s a superb resource for many types of research. It offers a unified interface for many types of materials (books, archived web sites, images, and more), it looks great, and is easy to use. In Their Words: Find and get over 250,724,410 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, […]

The National Library of Australia Joins The Commons on Flickr

From the Flickr Blog: Today, the National Library of Australia joins the The Commons on Flickr with aerial views from the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge including a nice shot of Bondi Beach, life in Drouin (Victoria) during World War II, including some beautiful portraits, Scenic pictures of Darling & Lower Murray during the […]

Australia: National Library Archives Graffiti Website

From NineMSN: The National Library has archived a graffiti website because it has social and cultural merit, the Herald Sun reports. The website boasts it has the nation’s largest online collection of street art photos, with more than 4000 images of graffiti and tags on trains and the streets, many taken in Melbourne. The newspaper […]

National Library of Australia Releases iOS App Providing Mobile Access to Their Catalogue

Direct: App Store to Download (Free) Note: NLA Tells Us They’re Looking At “Branching Out Even Further” With Apps for Other Platforms From the App Store Description: The National Library of Australia catalogue is now mobile! It’s a fast and easy way to search the collection and to find resources whenever and wherever you are. […]

Milestones: National Library of Australia Newspaper Digitisation Program Passes Five Million Pages Online

Congrats NLA! From a NLA Blog Post by David Ong: There is some excitement amongst the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP) team today. As of this week, we’re delivering 5 Million newspaper pages through the Trove>Newspapers and more view. Apart from being a really large number of newspaper pages*, the additional significance lies in the […]