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Independent News For The Australian Public Service
Edition Number 406. Updated Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Trove tunes into Radio National

The National Library of Australia has added a range of stories from ABC's Radio National to its "Trove" service.

More than 54 Radio National programs can now be heard through Trove, the National Library's award-winning free discovery service, with some content dating back to 1997.

This includes every word of every segment from ABC Radio's flagship current affairs programs, AM and PM, from 1999 to today.

Manager of Trove, Tim Sherratt said harvesting content from Radio National into Trove was a perfect fit for the National Library.

"Trove is a unique discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians," Mr Sherratt said.

"By working with the ABC and making the Radio National content available via Trove we are helping to make Australia's great stories more discoverable.

Programs added to Library service

"This coverage of topics provides a unique overview of our recent social and political history."

Trove, which was created by the National Library in 2008, gives users free access to resources collected by Australia's State, Territory and public libraries, universities, cultural institutions, research centres and industry organisations.

The material on offer ranges from raw data to books and theses, maps to photographs, music, artworks and diaries, postcards and sheet music to audio recordings as well as biographies and copies of some Australian websites which no longer exist online.

More than 190,000 records have already been added to Trove, with new program episodes indexed within hours of going on air.

Radio National programs already in Trove include The World Today (from 1999), Books and Arts (2012-2014), Boyer Lectures (1997 onwards), Bush Telegraph (from 2006), Sunday Profile (2009-2014) and The Science Show (1997-2014).

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