The Australian Government will provide an additional $8 million for the National Library of Australia over the next two years to support the ongoing development of Australia's digital heritage portal, Trove.
Bringing together content from the National Library of Australia (NLA), State and Territory libraries, and hundreds of other libraries, cultural and research institutions around Australia, Trove provides free access to approximately 6.5 billion records from Australia's recent and distant past.
Trove is a digital success story and the Australian Government is proud to strengthen this significant national asset.
In 2016, the Australian Government's Public Service Modernisation funding provided $16.4 million over four years to revitalise Trove, with the additional $8 million bringing the total funding to $24.4 million.
Trove's reach extends to Australians in remote, regional and rural areas and in 2018–19 it recorded 28.30 million visitor sessions.