Trove: Efficiency Dividends

24 March, 2016 at 8:29 AM

On 23 March 2016, Elizabeth Langeveldt,  President of ALLA Limited issued the following in response to proposed funding cuts to the Trove database.

The response was delivered to advisors of the Minister's Arts Adviser by Sue McKerracher of ALIA.   


Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications
The Hon. Chris Pyne, Minister for Industry, Innovation, Science
The Hon. Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Science & Member for McPherson;
The Hon. Wyatt Roy, Assistant Minister for Innovation;
The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition
cc. Sue McKerracher, President Australian Library and Information Association

Good Morning,

I'm writing to you regarding the proposed "efficiency dividends", which will lead to funding cuts to the Trove database, which is managed by the National Library of Australia.

The Australian Law Librarians' Association calls on the government to continue the funding for Trove at its present level without any cuts.

Trove is essential to the business continuity of Law Firms around Australia and is also heavily used by Court Libraries, Government Departments, Commercial Enterprises as well as the Public Library system.

Without Trove, the ability of these entities to continue to serve their clientele would be compromised.

Please ensure that this valuable service is maintained and continues to grow for the future.

Kind Regards,

Elizabeth Langeveldt
President and Director ALLA Limited.