Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia

Holley, Rose Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia. Ariadne, 2010, vol. July, n. 64. [Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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In late 2009 the National Library of Australia released version 1 of Trove [1] to the public. Trove is a free search engine. It searches across a large aggregation of Australian content. The treasure is over 90 million items from over 1000 libraries, museums, archives and other organisations which can be found at the click of a button. Finding information just got easier for many Australians. Exploring a wealth of resources and digital content like never before, including full-text books, journals and newspaper articles, images, music, sound, video, maps, Web sites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations has been an exciting adventure for users and the service has been heavily used. Finding and retrieving instantly information in context; interacting with content and social engagement are core features of the service. This article describes Trove features, usage, content building, and its applications for contributors and users in the national context.

Item type: Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords: Trove, Australian Newspapers, Single search, Australian Libraries
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DB. National libraries.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LS. Search engines.
Depositing user: Rose Holley
Date deposited: 07 Apr 2011
Last modified: 17 Dec 2012 15:50
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15515

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