Australia: National Library of Australia’s Trove Database Now Contains 15 Million Digitized Newspaper Pages
From the National Library:
The National Library of Australia now has the largest freely available collection of digitised newspapers in the world with the 15-millionth page going online today on the award-winning website Trove.
The 15-millionth page boasts the headline For King and Country. It appeared on the Saturday December 8, 1917 edition of The St George Call at a cost of one penny. The newspaper was published weekly in Sydney’s Kogarah district from 1914 to 1924.
‘We launched the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Project in 2008 with National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA),’ Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich said. ‘It provides free access to text-searchable digitised Australian newspapers. The first digitised papers went online the following year and then became available through Trove. The fact we have just hit 15 million is an outstanding achievement.’
Ms Schwirtlich said more than 127 million newspaper pages had been viewed so far this year through Trove, with more than 11 million views in October alone.
‘Newspapers are by far the most popular content in Trove, accounting for around 80% of total visits.’
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