National Library of Australia Brings 10-Year-Old Trove Research Portal into The 21st Century

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 11, 2020

Following a four-year modernisation and digitisation project and a AU$16 million backing from the federal government, the National Library of Australia (NLA) has launched the revamped version of its online culture and research portal, Trove.

Attracting some 68,000 daily visitors, Trove is an online portal that gives users free access to approximately 6.5 billion digital records of content from 941 organisations, including the NLA, state and territory libraries, and other Australian cultural and research institutions.

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I hope this upgrade doesn’t mean it is going to be difficult for us oldies to use. Every time a site “upgrades” it is made harder to use. Whoever writes these programs doesn’t do it “user friendly” for us computer illiterates. THEY know what they are doing because they learnt at school, but people like myself who have had no learning in computers, become extremely frustrated. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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