January 26, 2022

Australia: “Outside Funding Pays For New Trove Content After National Library Cuts”

Ed. Note: If you’ve never seen and used the Trove discovery service providing access to over 521 million items (newspapers, maps images, audio, documents, etc.) from the National Library of Australia we encourage you to take a look at this wonderful, library-built, research resource. 

UPDATE December 20 More Good News: National Library of Australia’s Trove Service Gets $16.4 Million in Funding In MYEFO Update (via ABC/Australia)

From The Canberra Times:

2016-12-10_11-46-57The National Library funded more than 60 per cent of Trove’s content, which numbered more than 521 million records in total as of December, from within its budget until the start of July.

Since then, state and territory libraries and community organisations have been responsible for funding digitisation of new content for the collection.

The library continued to collaborate with the funding organisations to add to the Trove collection and funds its existing infrastructure, but stopped aggregating metadata from universities, museums, galleries, archives, historical societies and other organisations.

“The library ceased this activity on the basis that it is reasonable to seek membership or other fees from third party organisations benefiting from inclusion of their collections in Trove,” the department’s response said.

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See Also: Trove 2016 Year in Review (via NLA)

See Also: Review Real-Time Stream of Trove Search Strategies & What Users are Viewing

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.