Monday, May 17, 2010

Trove: Collecting, Sharing and Improving Data

Rose Holley, manager of Trove - the National Library of Australia's discovery service, gave us all some food for thought at risg2010 with her presentation on the changing roles of libraries and librarians.  She spoke about the Australian Newspaper Digitisation project, especially the role that crowdsourcing is playing in correcting the digitised newspaper text.

One of my favourite slides posed the question of why we need libraries? To which, the answer was...
  • Long term preservation and access
  • No commercial motives
  • Universal access
  • Free for all

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