Adding collections to Trove

Adding collections to Trove 

There are many ways collections can appear in Trove. Collections can be large or small, from a library catalogue, museum database, image collection or other source. It’s easy to share your content with Trove. Partners and contributors can contribute records to Trove in a few ways. Options to add your collection to Trove include:

Digitisation

You can partner with the National Library of Australia to digitise your collection, and have the resources display in Trove. 

Sharing your collection with us - Direct to Trove

We can bring your collection into Trove and automatically check for updates. Yours records will need to have some essential information and your collection should be in a system we can work with, or a system that can transfer data to Trove using a protocol that matches one of those in our technical specifications  

Sharing your collection with us - Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD) 

If you are a Trove Collaborative Services Partner, you can: 

  • We can bring your collection into Trove and automatically check for updates. Collection record metadata will need to be in MARCxml format and your collections should be in a system we can work with, or a system that can transfer to Trove using a protocol that matches one of those in our technical specifications. 

If you’re not sure if your library’s system can facilitate automatic updates, please contact Partner Support. All collections contributed to the ANBD are made available in Trove and OCLC WorldCat. 

Online collection management systems 

If your technology is not suitable for an automated upload as described above, you can: 

  • You can join a cloud-based service to organise and display your collections. Read more about the systems we can work with to discover which systems may be suitable for managing your collection and sharing with Trove. 

If you would like more information, you can find out more about becoming a Partner, or contact Partner Support for more information.