Resource Sharing in Australia: Find and Get in Trove - Making "Getting" Better

Holley, Rose Resource Sharing in Australia: Find and Get in Trove - Making "Getting" Better., 2011 . In ALIA Online, Sydney, Australia, 2 February 2011. [Conference paper]

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English abstract

Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au is the National Australian discovery service focusing on Australia and Australians, launched at the end of 2009. It has been created and is managed by the National Library of Australia. Trove harvests metadata from over 1000 Australian libraries and other cultural heritage institutions and organisations, giving the public free access to over 100 million items. A guiding principle of Trove is ‘Find and Get’. The first principle to ‘find’ has been achieved well. A user can find a wealth of information and format types in a single search, aggregated from many sources. The relevance ranking and zoning of results makes finding quick and easy. Therefore the focus of the Trove team for the latter half of 2010 and into 2011 has been to improve the ‘get’ options. This paper gives an overview of how ‘getting’ has been improved so far, current work underway, and ideas for the future. ‘Get’ includes buy, borrow (national loans), copy, digital view, print on demand and digitise on demand.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Trove, Resource Sharing, Inter-Library Loans, Discovery services, innovation, National Library of Australia
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology. > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Rose Holley
Date deposited: 21 May 2011
Last modified: 17 Dec 2012 15:55
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15713

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