Developing Trove: the policy and technical challenges
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. 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
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