Trove: More Than a Treasure? ALIA Conference Presentation 2010 Brisbane by Rose Holley

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Describes the innovative development of Trove at the National Library of Australia. Trove is a search engine for Australians about Australians. It contains 90 million items from over 1000 contributing …

Describes the innovative development of Trove at the National Library of Australia. Trove is a search engine for Australians about Australians. It contains 90 million items from over 1000 contributing organisations.

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  • 1.
    • Rose Holley: Trove Manager
    • Resource Sharing and Innovation
    • National Library of Australia
    • ALIA Conference, Brisbane
    • 1-3 September 2010
    • Trove: More than a treasure?
    • How finding information just became easier
    [email_address]
  • 2. NLA Strategic Directions 2009-2011
    • “ We will explore new models for creating and sharing information and for collecting materials, including supporting the creation of knowledge by our users . “
    • “ The changing expectations of users that they will not be passive receivers of information, but rather contributors and participants in information services.”
  • 3.
  • 4. Content sources
    • Australian Collaborative Services
    • ANBD – 1000 libraries
    • Pandora - websites
    • ARO - Research
    • RAAM - Archives
    • Picture Australia
    • Australian Newspapers
    • Open sources
    • Open Library (Internet Archive)
    • Hathi Trust
    • OAISTER
    • Targets – websites
    • Amazon
    • Wikipedia
    • Google Books/Videos
    • Flickr
    90 million items
  • 5. Methods of data collection
    • Libraries
    • Galleries
    • Museums
    • Archives
    • (Deep web hidden in collection databases…)
    • Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
    • Application Programmers Interface (API)
    • FTP/HTTP
    • Sitemaps
  • 6. IT Development
    • The ‘art of with’ Charles Leadbeater
    • Not to people
    • Not for people
    • WITH PEOPLE (USERS)
    • Public feedback drives the development:
    • CRITICAL, RELEVANT, INTERESTING
  • 7. browse groups/ zones Single search Restrict search
  • 8. Refine/limit search results groups/zones results Get item
  • 9. Grouping of versions Get options
  • 10. Buy Add tag Add comment merge/split versions and works if incorrect
  • 11.
  • 12.
  • 13.
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16. person information
  • 17. minimise expand
  • 18. Minimised zones
  • 19.
  • 20.
  • 21. Context – Tools - Lists
  • 22. Burke and Wills List
  • 23. User generated content http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37255844 By Nomad Tales
  • 24. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37288101 Flexigel
  • 25. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper
  • 26. Search or browse – date, state, title
  • 27. Limit Results
  • 28. Show activity in results RSS feeds
  • 29. Interaction at article level
  • 30. Fix text – power edit mode
  • 31. Show all corrections
  • 32. Hall of Fame Total of 17 million lines corrected July 2010
  • 33. User profile Your settings and history
  • 34. History
  • 35. User Forum
  • 36. 10,000 an hour
  • 37. Trove activity in an average day August 2010: Searching peaks at 11,000 per hour, text correction at 9,000 lines per hour, average number of unique users per day is 10,000.
  • 38. Family historians Librarians Recreational researchers students
  • 39. Important
    • Connections
    • Linkages
    • Related
    • Context
    • Sharing
    • Re-purposing
    • Mashing
    • Adding
    • Giving users
    • Access to resources
    • Tools to do stuff
    • Freedom and choices
    • Ways to work collaboratively together
  • 40. Trove: Future developments
      • Updating content – existing contributors
      • Expanding content – new contributors
      • Sharing content – API
      • Improving e-journal access and authentication
  • 41. http://trove.nla.gov.au/general/marketing
  • 42. Trove dependant on…
    • Collaboration across cultural heritage institutions (digitisation, storage, service delivery, crowdsourcing, standards).
    • Data sharing
    • Being ‘open’ e.g. OAI, API’s
    • Changing institutional strategic thinking from power/control to freedom
    • New ideas and revisiting old ideas
  • 43. [email_address] Harriet Rubin Libraries need to think they are leading a mass movement, not just serving a clientele….. Charles Leadbeater Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash…