The National Library of Australia is replacing its technology to meet the growing demand for digital content. The Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement (DLIR) project’s goal is to ensure that material of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people is collected, preserved and accessible in digital form.

The project will allow the Library to digitise more physical and analogue collections. It will also help with the management and preservations of its collections.

This is a major project that supports the strategic direction of the Library. It is the IT division’s highest priority.

At the completion of the project users will be able to discover billions of items through the Library’s online services. Material available will include books, journals, gazettes, pictures, manuscripts, maps, sheet music, ephemera, and also born-digital content such as e-publications, electronic archives and websites.