Trove 7 is coming!

Dear Colleagues,

After consultation, testing and much collaborative effort with Trove’s partners, we are very pleased to announce that Trove 7 will be launched on 25 February 2015.

This will be one of the largest updates in Trove history and in order to apply the update Trove will be unavailable from 5pm, 22 February until it is relaunched. But when it is unveiled a few days later, Trove will be sporting a range of features.

WHAT'S NEW?

1. Newspapers
Over the years the Trove community has provided us with fantastic feedback and suggestions. We have been listening and have tried to incorporate as many suggestions as possible into the newspaper zone. Some of the highlights include:

o Simplified interface
o Customisable viewer displays
o New browse features

This work was partly funded by the generous donations received from members of the Trove community as part of the ‘Change lives, Support Trove’ appeal.

2. Government Gazettes

The State Library of NSW and the National Library of Australia have been working collaboratively to digitise and make available the NSW Government Gazette (1832 to 2001).

These important government records will be delivered through Trove with a small sample appearing when the Trove 7 is released. Nearly one million pages will be completed by the end of the project. This collection of digitised and full-text searchable Gazettes are a much anticipated addition to Trove, one which will benefit local, family and social historians, legal researchers and others throughout Australia.

3. Discovery

The nuts and bolts of the Trove engine have been upgraded for faster, more responsive searching and an improved experience on your mobile device.

WHAT'S STAYING THE SAME?

Many things you and love about Trove wills stay the same, including the look and feel of most zones, tagging, commenting and lists, the forum and fantastic content from organisations around Australia.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
We will have information on the Trove forum and invite you to reach out to us there and join the conversation until the down time which begins 22 February. During the outage we will be keeping a close eye on Twitter and Facebook if you'd like to talk to us.

Please keep an eye out for more information over the next couple of weeks and we hope that you're as excited by the changes as we are!

Catriona Bryce | Manager, Libraries Australia and Trove marketing and communications | National Collections Access
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600 | ph: 02 6262 1033 | catriona.bryce@nla.gov.au

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