Wednesday February 2, 2011

Uncover a treasure trove of information

Trove, a product of the National Library of Australia, is a search engine covering Australian content, including images, newspapers, maps, diaries and letters.

One of the most popular resources accessed on Trove are newspapers. Currently, 85 newspaper titles have been scanned, all of differing time frames. Here you can correct text, tag, add comments, and save paper as a PDF. There are also send options to social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Delicious.

Trove is attempting to achieve a seamless service, with content which is immediately available. More user friendly screens, deep linking from catalogues, plus digitisation and print on demand are a few of the ways this is being achieved.

Currently, Trove is working with state, public and university libraries, plus vendors of e-resources, for the inclusion of metadata for journal articles and e-resources.

Trove is a work in progress, and is continually on the lookout for methods of improving it’s search results and interface for users. If you have any ideas in which you think Trove can be improved, don’t hesitate to contact them.

— Posted by Ken Donnellan, Internet & Information Technology Librarian in  |  Permalink

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