National Library of Australia invests in digital future

(26 September 2015) Under an innovative digital library program, the National Library of Australia (NLA) is redeveloping infrastructure to manage its huge digital collections and provide access to collections from hundreds of libraries across its network, reports Shahida Sweeney on the CIO website.

The library is expanding its online and mobile services for Australian and international users. More than 70,000 people use its Trove service each day and 22 million users were clocked up last year.

Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, the NLA’s assistant director-general for resource sharing, told CIO Australia the library’s digital assets now exceed 3 petabytes. “Libraries are some of the earliest adopters of digital technology,” she said. “Preserving Australia’s national digital heritage is a core priority.”

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