The National Library of Australia recognised in 2010 the need to replace its technology to meet the growing demand for digital content. The Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement (DLIR) program ensures that material of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people is collected, preserved and accessible in digital form.

The program allows the Library to digitise more physical and analogue collections, and also help with the management and preservations of its own collections.

This was a major program that supports the strategic direction of the Library. Its creation and implementation was the largest and one of the highest priority projects the IT Division has undertaken.

With the completion of the program, users can discover billions of items through the Library’s online services. Materials now available include books, journals, gazettes, pictures, manuscripts, maps, sheet music, ephemera, and also born-digital content such as e-publications, electronic archives and websites.


  • 2017 PMAA National awards for ‘ICT/Telecommunications’ category and ‘2017 National Project of the Year’
  • 2017 PMAA ACT chapter awards for  ‘ICT/Telecommunications’ category the ‘2017 ACT Project of the Year’
  • 2017 Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management PM Achievement Awards “Telecommunication and Information Technology” category
  • Named a finalist in the federal government category of the iTnews Benchmark Awards 2017/18