Thursday, February 20, 2014

Trove update

The following is an update from the National Library of Australia's Trove team:

The  most exciting news is that a new Trove blog has been launched. The first post is called 'A starting point , which is exactly what we think Trove is. We'll be writing posts about what's in Trove, who works on Trove and how you can get the most out of Trove for your research.

Here is a summary of the new collections which have come into Trove in the last couple of months:

Austroads have just started making their reports available through Trove with 710 items already available. Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities.

The University of Sydney's scholarly publishing arm, ePress, is contributing open access books on a variety of subjects, and includes titles like Locating Suburbia, A World Proof Life, the story of Australian novelist Eleanor Dark, and Bourke: Our Yarns, stories and ideas from the Aboriginal people of Bourke. There are 20 titles at present, with more to follow.

The Gold Museum Ballarat is now contributing over 54,000 records to Trove. The records include such gems as a collection of chocolate boxes, photograph albums, and postcards held by the museum.

Berrima District Historical Society's image collection consists of 717 photographs dating back to the early 20th century. The highlight of the collection is 106 photographs of World War 1 German internees. The collection also contains portraits of prominent residents of the
Berrima region, images of the Mittagong Railway Centenary and class and staff photos from local schools.

If you'd like to catch up with the new content we added in 2013, you can find information about that in our forum

That's all for now. Happy Trove-ing.

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