Sunday, April 22, 2012

Farewell Picture Australia

I have noticed recently that a couple of genealogists have referred others to Picture Australia to search for images from the National Library of Australia's collection. In one seminar I attended the presenter told me that Picture Australia held different images from Trove. I didn't want to argue but put it on my list to check out later.

I was under the impression that all of Picture Australia's images were available through Trove. I just checked the Picture Australia site to find here that this has been the case since 2009. As a result I have been using Trove exclusively to locate images.

What I had missed was the April 18 2012 announcement, Picture Australia with a new lensindicating that "Over the next two months, the Library will be integrating some essential Picture Australia discovery functions into Trove, and switching off its separate user interface at" June 30th  2012 is the anticipated date for this change.

I also noticed on Flickr that the Picture Australia Group has been renamed Trove: Australia in Pictures. "

If you are using Picture Australia for image searches it is now time to move over to Trove.


Keira said...

It’s actually a nice and useful piece of post. I am glad that you simply shared with us. Thanks!

Fi said...

So even more love for Trove? Thanks for letting us know.

crgalvin said...

Thanks Jill, I hadn't picked up on that closing date

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Old habits die hard, Jill ;-). Even though I've used Trove for pics, I prefer Picture Australia for its singular output. No more it seems. Thanks for the heads up.


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