Please sign petition to save Trove

Please sign petition to save Trove

Trove, Australia’s expansive digital repository of published work, may shut down after Federal Government funding runs out in July 2023.

Historical researchers from Australia and internationally access Trove daily via its online access to digitised sources. The digitalisation and searchability of historical newspapers, books, images, maps, music, and more, held by over 900 cultural institutions across Australia have revealed not only further details about known historical events, but important information about forgotten and unknown events from our past.

The digital availability of so many resources via Trove makes access possible for many members of the community who cannot visit repositories in person; by reason of location (especially those in regional and remote places), financial situation or physical limitations. The expansion of the accessibility of nationwide resources has been an invaluable benefit to millions of Australians every year.

As well as gaps in the historical record, the under-resourcing of Trove will inevitably lead to the wastage of previous investments as the platform fails to keep pace with technology. The continued funding of the development and maintenance of this valuable resource is vital to researching and understanding significant aspects of our past.

We ask you to please sign the E-Petition asking the government to fully fund Trove. Click here.

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Please sign petition to save Trove

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Trove, Australia’s expansive digital repository of published work, may shut down after Federal Government funding runs out in July 2023. Historical researchers from Australia and internationally access Trove daily via its online access to digitised sources. The digitalisation and searchability of historical newspapers, books, images, maps, music, and more, held by over 900 cultural institutions across Australia have […] Read more

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