Tags are keywords or labels you can apply to items in Trove.
A tag can be anything you want it to be; for example, it could describe a topic, a place, an event, a person, a feeling, your research progress. A newspaper article on the opening of the Sydney Opera House could be tagged with any of the following by users and a lot more besides:
- Sydney Opera House
- Sydney Opera House – Opening event
- Jorn Utzon
- modern architecture
- ceramic tiles
- Queen Elizabeth II
- not read
- text correction complete
- reading list
To view all articles that have been associated with a particular tag, select the tag from any screen where the tag appears as a link.
To add a tag
Tags may be public, seen by all Trove users, or private, seen only by you. They can help you and other users find items of interest and collect like items together.
- Click on ‘Tags’ in the User activity box to the right of the item’s title
- Click on the ‘Add a tag button’
- Click on the button next to Public or Private. You must be logged in to add a private tag.
- Type your keyword into the text box. Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.
- Click ‘Add a tag’. If you are not signed in you will have to complete a short ‘captcha’ test.
Tags can appear in different places
When you are looking at a work such as Seven Little Australians you may notice that you can add tags and comments at several different points on the page. Some of these are labelled “for this version” and others are labelled “for this work”.
- If a tag or comment refers to the story in general, it should be placed at the work level.
For example, the comment “This story is set in Sydney in the 1880s”.
- If a tag or comment refers to a particular edition, it should be placed directly under that version only.
For example, the comment “This edition has lovely illustrations” about the Centennial edition illustrated by John Lennox.
Editing a tag
Tags can’t be edited, if you wish to edit a tag you should delete it and add a new one.
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
- Click ‘Comments’ in the User activity box to the right of the record’s title.
- Click ‘Add a comment’
- Click on the button next to Public or Private. You must be logged in to add a private comment.
- Type comment into the text box
- 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.
How do I delete a comment or a tag?
To delete a comment
- Login to Trove with the account you used to create the comment
- Navigate to the article or item that you have added the comment to
- Open the comments widget located in the left-hand column on newspaper articles or click on the ‘Comments’ link located on the right-hand side of all other items
- Click ‘remove’ or to edit a comment instead, click ‘edit’.
To delete a tag
- Login to Trove with the account you used to create the tag
- Navigate to the article or item that you have added a tag to
- For newspaper articles, click on the small 'x' that appears next to the tag
- For all other items, click on the ‘Tags’ link located on the right-hand side and then click on the small ‘x’ that appears next to the tag you wish to delete.