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From The Canberra Times:
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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