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  1. 1. Trove Jihane Dergham, Tegan Hindle and Annik Ethier
  2. 2. What is Trove?  Trove is a part the National Library of Australia  Launched in 2009  Focused mainly on Australia and Australians  Combines the resources of 1000 institutions (libraries, museums, galleries…)
  3. 3. Type of Resources  Books  Pictures, photos and objects  Journals and articles  Digitized Newspaper  Music, sounds and videos  Diaries and Letters  Archived Websites  People  Lists
  4. 4. Using Trove  Offers more options if signed up/logged in  Create a profile  Add content to the website  Specify search criteria  Rating and tagging  Can navigate other user profile  Prioritizes Titles, Subjects and Author fields for retrieval and ranking
  5. 5. Using Trove  Trove pulls metadata from all over  Internally and externally  Very similar to Google in that aspect  Crowdsourcing  Make correction within documents (mainly newspaper)  Possible to view all changes  Multiple ways of searching
  6. 6. Recap  Tagging and ranting are for personal use but can be useful to other  The metadata come from outside sources  The staff don’t add much to the content  The users are the main source for additional data  The organization by type of document is well defined
  7. 7. Tutorial
  8. 8. How to use Trove  How to use Trove video zSk0GjYQQc  Website
  9. 9. Strengths & Weaknesses
  10. 10. Weaknesses  Doing a search presents the same challenges as other databases or catalogues  Search for “population of Sydney” (1815- 1830) came up with this as the first result:
  11. 11. Weaknesses  You might not be able to find what you’re looking for if it hasn’t been corrected by a user  The crowdsourcing corrections is not perfect  User made correction might not be accurate  Can be a bit intimidating the first time you visit, especially for a casual user
  12. 12. Weaknesses  Can be a bit intimidating the first time you visit, especially for a casual user  Not very browseable, need to have some idea of what you want to find
  13. 13. Strengths  Large quantity and variety of materials
  14. 14. Strengths  Uses crowdsourcing to fix errors that occurred during the digitization of older materials  You don’t need to have an account to fix errors
  15. 15. Strengths  Original text: “ona of which w<< can keep in our coffers, and with th<< other”  After I fixed it:
  16. 16. Strengths  There are forums for users, where they can discuss fixing errors, ask questions, make suggestions, etc  Creates a community feel, connecting people across the globe
  17. 17. Bibliography  Holley, Rose. (2010).Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia. Ariadne (Issue 64). Retrieved from  Holley, Rose. (2011, February 1-3). Resource sharing in Australia: Find and get in Trove – making 'getting' better. Paper presented at ALIA information Online 2011, Sydney, Australia. Retrieved from v%20Rose%20Holley.pdf  Trove NLA. (2013, May 22). How to use Trove: Simple searching [video file]. Retrieved from  SKINNER G. (2011). Mapping Australian Colonial Music with Trove: New Paradigms for Music Research, Teaching and Librarianship.Music Reference Services Quarterly, 14(1/2), 1-13.  Holley, R. (2011). Resource Sharing in Australia: Find and Get in Trove - Making “Getting” Better. D-Lib Magazine, 17I(3/4), 1.  Holley, R. (2011). Extending the Scope of Trove: Addition of E-resources Subscribed to by Australian Libraries. D-Lib Magazine, 17(11/12), 6.