Case studies

Trove's API has been central for people building new tools, interfaces and visualisations. We hope you can gain inspiration from those who have already created with the API. If you know of any others, let us know.


AustLit is a reliable database about Australian literature and storytelling. The collection ranges from full text, biographical and bibliographical information to exhibitions and rich online content.
Created by the University of Queenslandresearchers from Australian universities and National Library of Australia.

Block V-Melbourne History Workshop

Take a step back in time with Block V Melbourne History Workshop. A photographic project bringing together the past and present.
Created by Dr. Mitchell Harrop

Culture Collage

Culture Collage takes images from Trove, DigitalNZ, Europeana and the DPLA and allows you to create, compare and share scrapbooks.
Created by Monique Szpak - Technical Consultancy


Drifter takes data from Trove to create a multilayered portrait of the Murrumbidgee river system.
Created by Mitchell Whitelaw - Digital Art, Design and Culture Academician, Writer and Practitioner

Europeana 1914-1918

Europeana 1914-1918 is a thematic portal exploring untold stories of World War I.
Created by Europeana


Developed in 2010, GlamMap is geospatial visualisation tool that allows you to visualise geo-referenced metadata of cultural heritage artifacts on an interactive, two-dimensional geographic map.
Created by Arianna Betti and researchers in computer science - Applied Geometric Algorithms

Manly Local Studies

Mitchell Whitelaw has used Trove's API to create Manly Local Studies. This experimental web interface looks at 7,000 images from the area during the 1800s to the 1900s period. 
Created by Mitchell Whitelaw - Digital Art, Design and Culture Academician, Writer and Practitioner

Query Pic 

Query Pic is a platform that provides a simple visualisation of a set of search results available in Trove and Papers Past. 
Created by Tim Sherratt - Historian and Hacker

The Front Page

The Front Page allows you to explore changes in the design and function of newspapers. The database draws from 4 million front page articles from Trove's API.
Created by Tim Sherratt - Historian and Hacker

To Be Continued...

To Be Continued… is an Australian Newspaper Fiction database where you can find 19th and early 20th century fiction stories from newspapers.
Created by Katherine Bode - Associate Professor/ARC Future Fellow