The National Library of Australia has launched a new search engine. Trove is the culmination of more than three years of work by National Library staff and can be accessed online at at trove.nla.gov.au.
Trove’s content, much of which is digital, comes from more than 1000 libraries around Australia as well as other cultural and educational institutions and international collections with relevance to Australia.
Trove takes users straight to the source – not just to a list of websites – and allows them to search across pictures, unpublished manuscripts, books, oral histories, music, videos, research papers, diaries, letters, maps, archived websites and Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1954.
The Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Jan Fullerton, said the National Library recognised that today’s users wanted more than just a passive information service – they wanted to be part of a growing online community that can contribute and participate.
“Trove gives them that opportunity through tagging, commenting, organising and improving data as well as sharing information and ideas,” Ms Fullerton said.
“Trove has been designed for all Australians. It’s the perfect option for researchers, writers, family historians, academics, students, and more – in fact for anyone with a question about Australia and Australians.”
For more information visit the website trove.nla.gov.au
Source: National Library of Australia