November 26, 2020

Australia: Federal Government Budget Books $10 Million For National Library to Put History Online

From itnews:

Revered cultural institution the National Library of Australia has scored a modest but essential $10 million [$7.1 USD] seed funding in the Federal Budget to start digitising its $1.3 billion collection in earnest following the runaway success of its Trove website and database.

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The government is also hoping that businesses and wealthy Australians will open their wallets to fund the project, with the fund also seeking philanthropic contributions to continue to make digital history.

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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.

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