The Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, has announced that the Government will provide the National Library of Australia with $33 million over four years in the Budget. The Government is also committing to providing $9.2 million in indexed ongoing annual funding beyond the forward estimates.
“Trove is, in many ways, Australia’s digital memory,” Minister Burke said.
The National Library of Australia has welcomed this commitment.
It’s hard to know how much the strong community lobby for TROVE has influenced this decision. It does, though, seem to have been worth the effort.