Trove in trouble: why does it cost money to keep the resource online?
peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-01-29
"The online database Trove may go offline in the middle of the year without additional funding.
Trove, which is owned and operated by the National Library of Australia (NLA), is a free resource which provides access to billions of digital documents, images, media and records of physical documents. It also contains millions of digitised Australian newspaper pages and issues.
Trove receives around 22 million hits per year, and is widely used by both academic researchers and members of the public.
So what does it cost to run an archive like it?...
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the NLA requires $7-$10 million per year to keep Trove running in its current form...."