Institutions around Australia and the world keep records that describe the items in their collections. Trove brings these records together and makes them available to the public in a single discovery service. Many of our records come from aggregation services like the Australian National Bibliographic Database (accessible via Libraries Australia ).
We also take records directly from organisations. From a small historical society like the Berrima Historical Society to a large organisation like the National Museum of Australia, Trove is happy to work with organisations of any size.
If your organisation has collection records available either on the internet or in an internet accessible database and you'd like to contribute them to Trove, please contact us to discuss what's in your collection. We'll give you advice and if you wish to proceed you can follow the steps below.
Becoming a Content Partner:
- Contact us, using the link on the top right of each page in Trove.
- Sign and witness two copies of the Memorandum of Understanding. Post them to us and we'll sign both and send one back to you. Here's the address to send them: Trove Support Team, National Library of Australia, Parkes Pl, PARKES, ACT 2600
- We'll work with you to make the best of your records in Trove. When we're all happy with the records they will be added to Trove.
There is no mandatory method for contributing records to Trove. We'll work with you to find the method and metadata format which best suits you.
Some of the methods organisations use to get their records into Trove include:
- Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)
- Harvest Control List
- RSS feed
For more information please read our Technical guide.