Comments are annotations added by users. These can help you and other users find out more information about an item, such as the names of the people in a photograph, or to provide a review of the item.

To add a comment

  1. Click ‘Comments’ in the User activity box to the right of the record’s title.
  2. Click ‘Add a comment’
  3. Click on the button next to Public or Private. You must be logged in to add a private comment.
  4. Type comment into the text box
  5. Click ‘Add comment’. If you are not signed in you will have to complete a short ‘captcha’ test.

A comment can contain any information relevant to an item, such as providing more information about an item, adding information about events related to the item, providing links to related items in Trove, or even providing a review of a specific book. Comments can be added to anything in Trove (except Archived Websites), and can be searched. Anyone can add a comment, even if they do not have a user account.

When you create a comment, you can choose whether to make it public (anyone can see it and search for it), or private (only you can see it). You can only add a private comment if you have logged in.