Developing Trove: the policy and technical challenges
VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 7 – Innovation
Wednesday 10 February 2010 13:45 – 14:15
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-session-7-cathro
Assistant Director-General, Resource Sharing and Innovation, National Library of Australia
Project Manager, Trove Project, National Library of Australia
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In September 2008 the National Library of Australia embarked on a project to develop a powerful new discovery service to expose the wealth of information in Australian collections. The new service, branded “Trove”, was released in December 2009 after six months as a beta service. Trove is not only replacing eight legacy services, but is improving the discovery experience for the Australian public and researchers by including more content and by allowing users to engage with the content. This paper will describe the policy and technical challenges which were faced by the Library during this project, and will outline the Library’s plans for the further development of Trove.