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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Trove locations

Heaps of people know about and use Trove to access its Historic Newspapers collection, even those who would not usually frequent a library.  
Now to make it even friendlier, there is the Trove newspaper locator. It is an early experiment in providing a place-based interface to the Trove newspapers. 
Newspaper locations in the Wimmera region

Just enter a place name and state and it will attempt return the ten nearest newspaper titles that relate to that location. 
Obviously not all Australian newspapers, only those that have been digitised and loaded onto Trove.  

 For instance, none of the Edenhope newspapers are on Trove, but this tells you what papers are geographically around (including interstate) the area, which may be relevant or have reported on Edenhope happenings or events.

The locator was created by Tim Sherratt a historian in Canberra, who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. He creates online resources relating to archives, museums and history, making them more accessible like this Trove newspaper locator.

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