Trove system updates

On this page, you can see details of recent IT updates made to Trove. These technical updates are made as part of a maintenance schedule.

The notes aren’t exhaustive (not everyone wants to see an essay on our search indexes or APIs), but if it affects what you see and do on Trove, it’ll be here. 

If you find something in Trove is not working as you’d expect, check our list of known IT issues. Our team may already be investigating a solution. If you can’t see it listed on that page, we’d recommend contacting Trove Support

We will keep you updated if any of these releases are delayed.

Upcoming Trove Releases

    31 August 2023, 11 am

    12 October 2023, 11 am

    23 November 2023, 11 am

    Completed Trove Release

    13 July 2023


    • Fix the link to the ANU’s Australian Dictionary of Biography

    Newspapers & Gazettes

    • Duplicate pages in newspaper supplements will be removed and the the issue of navigating to the next page will been fixed.

    This release also included infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    22 June 2023

    This release provided infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality and the management of Trove.

    8 June 2023

    This release provided infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    18 May 2023

    This release provided infrastructure updates to support the management of Trove.

    6 April 2023

    This release provided infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    16 March 2023


    • Fixed - issue with not saving new items to lists

    Newspapers and Gazettes

    • Fixed - issue with saving newspaper text corrections with new lines

    Trove API

    • New - Trove API v3 Beta release

    23 February 2023

    Newspapers and Gazettes

    • Fixed – issue with printing large newspaper articles.

    This release also included infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    1st December 2022


    • Trove cultural advice notification can be closed with 'esc' key.
    • Fixed –  incorrect colour for epublications and image items when user is set to dark mode.

    24 November 2022

    Text correction

    • When a text correction is saved, the last text corrected line will display at the top of the transcript panel.
    • To find items that have correctable text across all correctable formats including newspapers, manuscripts, magazines, and gazettes include ‘has:correctabletext’ in your search.

    This release also included infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    17 November 2022

    Text Correction

    • Fixed –  text corrections that do not appear on transcript after saving.

    13 October 2022

    Newspapers & Gazettes advanced search

    • Fixed –  newspaper date selector on small mobile devices.

    29 September 2022

    Finding aids

    • Finding aids display now includes support for new descriptive information (including custom labels for Physical Description).


    • Special characters such as double quotes ", ampersands &, cent ¢, copyright ©, registered trademark ®, pound £, yen ¥, euro €, and elipsis ... to appear as they are in notes on works, people, lists, list items and list description.
    • Search term will be highlighted for epublications and pdfs, similar to Newspapers and Gazettes and Books and Journals and will jump to the first page with your search term.

    27 September 2022

    This release provided infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    1 September 2022

    This release provided infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    18 August 2022

    Newspaper and gazettes

    • Fixed  – buttons overlap in newspaper display for devices.

    epublication display.

    • Larger item amended to ensure that items display correctly.

    21 July 2022

    Trove Account

    • Fixed – the option for a Trove user to delete their account.

    7 July 2022

    Search results

    • Users search the corrected version of the full text for manuscripts, books and journals.
    • Full text for OCRd manuscript records is searchable in Trove Discovery.
    • Fixed – some book cover images not displaying for specific books in search results.


    • Lists changed to only allow the inclusion of archived website links.

    Finding Aids

    • Fixed  – issue with the contents display for Finding aids.
    • Fixed – issue with long finding aids main content appearing over the top of the table of contents.


    • Fixed – issue with selecting a different snapshot of a website.

    Newspapers and gazettes

    • Fixed  – Save button freezes when correcting text if network is down.
    • Fixed  – Notes are lost saved when connection is down.

    9 June 2022

    This release provided infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    31 May 2022

    Text Correction

    • Implement text correction for books, journals and manuscripts that have a transcript.
    • Implement changes to the transcript panel in epublications and pdfs to support text corrections.

    Search and results

    • Indicator added to search results to show whether a book, journal or manuscript can be text corrected.
    • Implement option to limit searches for manuscripts, books, and journals to those which are available for text correction.
    • Search for the manuscripts, books and journals that has a corrected transcript.

    Advanced search

    • Fixed Issue with phrase searching using "all of these words".
    • Fixed – Issue with using quotation in “The phrase” search option on advanced search.
    • Fixed – Issue with scrolling to the last item on “Titles and places” search option in advanced search.


    • ‘Cite’ icon changed to avoid possible confusion with text correction.


    • Includes information about text corrections for books, journal, and manuscripts.

    21 April 2022

    Text Correction

    • Allow users to correct OCRd text. 
    • Show information about previous text corrections on an item.
    • User can limit searches for newspapers to those which have text corrections.
    • View all search results within a document.

    7 April 2022

    This release provided infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    3 March 2022

    General display and usability:

    • Asia Bookroom and Literati Book Stall are now included in thethe bookshops Trove searches under the buy tab.

    This release included infrastructure updates for Trove Partner functionality.

    8 December 2021


    • Advanced search single organisation search will return results for a single sub-organisation.
    • Web archive ‘All of these words’ and ‘search within this domain’ search behaviour adjusted.

    Manuscript finding aids

    • Where digitised material is not available online a “Not available Online” message will display instead of an error message.


    • Copyright status messages adjusted in line with current legislation.

    17 September 2021


    • A search for a complete URL will now redirect to the website viewer (e.g.
    • Using the ‘search within’ function on digitized collections continues to show search terms
    • Use of the minus operator in Trove search adjusted

    27 May 2021


    • Banner and alert behaviour is now consistent across Trove.


    • List date range filters and pill display the original query until you click 'Apply'
    • Archived Websites Advanced Search date filter applying to results.
    • Archived Website Snapshot date filter displaying calendar options.
    • Search terms carry over to delivery systems.


    • Search within OCR text captures hyphenated words and ignores commas and apostrophes.
    • When loading digitised material in Chrome the image no longer shakes.
    • Digitised material in Books and Libraries, Magazines and Newsletters, and Research and Reports categories display as scanned image numbers instead of page numbers.
    • Oral History end user agreement updated to include new contact details for rights enquiries.


    • User achievements for Newspapers are displaying.
    • Captcha for anonymous text corrections adjusted.

    Social media

    • The correct Trove logo is displayed when links are shared in social media.

    6 May 2021

    Active Trove sessions

    • An improvement has been made to the length of active Trove sessions.

    15 April 2021

    Trove user accounts:

    • Trove moved to a new login system. Existing account holders will need to reset their password before logging in for the first time following this update. Find out more here.

    Newspapers and Gazettes:

    • When a login session times out in Trove discovery (search & search results), user is not also automatically logged out from newspapers delivery/text correction. Users may need to log in again if they have been inactive for more than 8 hours.

    4 March 2021


    • The play buttons for transcript and summary of Trove audio will play and resume from the selected timepoint and can swap between playback from timepoints.

    • Acknowledgements ribbon tab in the book viewer shows complete and correctly spelled word.

    28 January 2021

    Newspapers & Gazettes:

    • The “All newspapers and gazettes titles” browsing page displays the correct number of pages available to view in Trove.
    • ISSNs of former and later titles in a newspaper record are no longer linked to the Trove search page.
    • When adding multiple tags separated by commas, each of the separate tags will be visible on Save.

    People & Organisations:

    • Links in finding aids referencing searches for people or organisation lead to a search in the People & Organisations category for the relevant search term.


    • On page load of the publications in ePub format full text can be viewed without some text being covered by footer in reduced size window.

    User profile - Under ‘Text corrections’:

    • Corrected articles show newspaper issue date with the newspaper title and page number.
    • The right number of lines corrected is recorded in Trove user accounts. Line breaks cannot be deleted and are no longer counted as text corrections.

    12 November 2020

    User Profiles:

    • When searching for private tags and notes capitalisation of usernames now no longer impacts results. All private tags and notes from classic Trove should display.

    Works and Lists:

    • The date search for filtering editions and list content now applies as expected.

    1 October 2020


    • When switching from one ‘Sort by’ option to another, the pagination of search results at the bottom of the screen resets to page 1.
    • Searches are retained after a Voluntrove logs in or out of their profile.
    • Newspapers advanced search retains advanced search filters after the keyword from the simple search has been removed.
    • Search results urls shortened by bitly will now work when posted in Facebook.

    Text correction:

    • The ‘Compare’ text correction function in the Trove user profile is fixed. The option is showing entire article details, which can then be hidden by using a ‘Collapse’ option.

    General display and usability:

    • The thumbnail viewer displays when an article has more than one page and it can be closed and re-opened.
    • The Book Merchant Bookstore is now one of the bookshops Trove searches under the buy tab.

    Improvements for API users:

    • Additional MARC data has been added to the API. This is to facilitate the inclusion of partner collections in MARC in the Pacific Virtual Museum project.

    20 August 2020


    • Newspapers & Gazettes advanced search using date range is restored and returns correct search results.
    • Newspapers & Gazettes advanced search ‘Clear’ button clears all filters including date range.
    • Books & Libraries advanced search for creator names using “all of these words” returns results for names in both “first name, surname” or “surname, first name” order.
    • Websites search no longer requires users to complete a Captcha authentication.
    • Advanced search filters name has been updated from ‘Show filters’ to ‘Show advanced search’ & 'Hide advanced search' when accessing advanced search filters to make them easier to locate.
    • Advanced search fields have improved contrast on text which is entered into search fields to make the search terms more readable.


    • Full partner organisation/name now displays in links under the 'Borrow' tab (e.g. organisation & branch).
    • Details on selection of a specific edition of a work has been restored. This includes refreshing the holding organisation name under the ‘Borrow’ tab, and displaying other available editions of the work.

    Text correction:

    • Add/remove line function is now more easily accessible & pinned to line of text.
    • Newspapers & Gazettes advanced search using 'phrase search’ now highlights search terms in the Newspapers & Gazettes delivery viewer.

    Voluntrove user accounts:

    • When logged in, all articles you have text corrected will display “Text corrected by you” in the search results and text correction history.
    • Links from 'Notes' displayed in your Voluntrove account have been restored and now link directly to the article in Trove delivery. 

    General display and usability:

    • Improvements to display of Trove on mobile devices including menus, search results, and blogs.
    • Trove Partner Dashboard modified to appear full screen.

    8 July 2020

    • Text correction - as suggested by some of our top text correctors: 
      • Default text correction font now a serif font to improve readability. 
      • More space created in editing mode – reduced button size, optimised spacing between lines, changes to how deleted lines appear and removal of the blue acknowledgment banner when editing. 
      • Add/remove line function moved down, so as not to block end of current line.
    • Updates to the appearance of buttons and the homepage “keyhole” feature.
    • Search results – when navigating “back” to search results from a viewer, you are returned to the place on the page where you last clicked a link.
    • Search term highlights in newspapers viewer now visible for most types of advanced and basic searches, except “the phrase” field in advanced search.