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Trove turns five!
14 October 2014

Trove is pleased to announce that November has been cancelled this year and taking its place is Trovember! Why, you ask? Well this year Trove is turning five and we’re celebrating! Trovember will be a month of talking about how Trove has influenced research, changed lives and entertained. We’ll also be sharing some thoughts about where we hope to go in the future. 

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THATCamp Canberra 2014

THATCamp Canberra is the first event on the Trovember calendar. It  will take place at the National Library from 31 October to 2 November. THATCamps (The Humanities and Technology) are user-generated unconferences in the digital humanities. Participants come together and create sessions on topics they're interested in exploring. THATCamp Canberra will also include a series of introductory workshops covering everything from text analysis to the poetics of online collections.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, registrations are open so sign up now! Otherwise, be sure to follow what’s happening on Twitter


Later in Trovember, on 21 November, the Trove team are hosting a Troveia night at the National Library of Australia for institutions around Canberra that contribute to Trove. It’ll be just like a regular trivia night, only all the answers are found in Trove and the use of devices to search for answers isn’t only encouraged, it’s necessary! 

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These kids look ready for Troveia, are you?
[School pupils sitting in the classroom, Cowra, ca. 1950]

If, like me, you’re a trivia tragic and you’ve just realised you aren’t a staff member of a Canberra institution that contributes to Trove, never fear! People can play along with Troveia at home by following Trove on Twitter to get the questions and posting your answers in a Trove list. You can use the hashtag #troveia to join in on the fun and you can find out more information on how to create a list by checking out the Trove help. We'll post more details about the online event soon.

Those are the two main events on the Trovember calendar, but we’ll be filling up the rest of the month by blogging, tweeting and sharing Trove news and views as widely as possible. We hope you’ll join us. 

Does the Trove team ever go on the road to other cities like Newcastle with workshops etc? If not please consider. Perhas you could ask large libraries to sponsor the workshops etc I certainly wopuld be happy to pay a fee.
Hi Cheryl, The Trove team don't currently do road trips like this, but we may consider doing something in the future. Jess
Trove has been tremendous help to me in my family history. I have found out things I wanted to know and quite a few things I didn't necessarily want to find out. I am not a blogger or a tweeter, but I like trivia. Will be watching Trovember....
Love Trove. Found the date and place of my biological father's death along with many other brick walls in my family tree being bought down. A wonderful documentation of Australian History.
Troveia night sounds like fun! Please keep me posted!
Research via Trove has made a wealth of information available, especially from my home computer, for both family information and local history. No monetary value can placed on this resource and I have no problem spending extra time editing the digital text and tagging as my way of saying 'thank you'.
Happy Birthday and thanks.
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