National Library of Australia embraces digital future

2017 marked the conclusion of one of the National Library of Australia’s most ambitious technology overhauls

(12 December 2017) This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems.

Rohan Pearce writes that the NLA’s Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement Program (DLIR) represented a massive investment in the organisation’s ongoing ability to grow and manage its massive collections as well as collect new and emerging digital formats.

The five-stage, six-year DLIR program kicked off in 2011. A core goal of the DLIR was replacing key digital library applications that had reached end of life, with first three stages focused on replacing legacy systems and building systems that managed digitisation. The last two stages focused on new functionality in the area of digital collecting capability, the library’s chief information officer David Wong told Computerworld.

Read the full article by Rohan Pearce published in Computerworld.