January 28, 2022

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, maps, music, archives and more.

Here’s What’s New Today (via Trove Site News):

  • There have been changes to the way Trove treats hyphenated words appearing in digitised newspaper and magazine articles. For example, it will now be possible to find an article with the phrase “COWLEY-WHITE-On the 2nd September at the residence of the bride’s parents…” by searching Trove for “cowley white”. These changes already affect new and corrected articles, and will be applied to all other articles very soon.
  • The title of webpages showing digitised newspaper and magazine articles and pages has been changed from “Newspaper article” or “Newspaper page” to include the article date and heading; or the issue date, newspaper title and page number.
  • Better error messages are shown on the advanced search page for Digitised newspapers and more when date ranges that don’t make sense have been entered. For example, if the “to” date (on the right) is earlier than the “from” date (on the left).
  • Articles from the Australian Public Affairs Information Service will now be loaded from 2006 right up to the current year. Earlier years were already available.

Kudos to the Trove team! Keep up the great work.

See Also: A Guide to Trove

See Also: New Article: Extending the Scope of Trove: Addition of E-resources Subscribed to By Australian Libraries (via D-Lib Magazine)
by Rose Holley, National Library of Australia

See Also: Another Treasure From the National Library of Australia”
by Roy Tennant, Library Journal, March 2010

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