I've frequently said that the major threat to digital preservation is economic
; back in 2013 I posted The Major Threat is Economic
. We are reminded of this by the announcement last March that
The future of the Trove online database is in doubt due to funding cuts to the National Library of Australia.
is the National Library's system:
In 2014, the database's fifth year, an estimated 70,000 people were using the website each day.
Australia Library and Information Association chief executive Sue
McKarracher said Trove was a visionary move by the library and had
turned into a world-class resource.
you look at things like the digital public libraries in the United
States, really a lot of that came from looking at our Trove and seeing
what a nation could do investing in a platform that would hold museum,
gallery and library archives collections and make them accessible to the
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