Australia: Federal Government Budget Books $10 Million For National Library to Put History Online
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.
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 (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.