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NLA wins national award for digital replacement program

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has won the Australian Institute of Project Management’s  (AIPM) National Project of the Year for its Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement (DLIR) program.

The program, which won the ACT Project of the Year in September, uses digital technology to collect, manage, preserve and deliver its books, photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, maps, newspapers and more from its collection of more than 10 million items.

NLA director-general Marie-Louise Ayres said in a statement that the award recognised NLA’s leading role in ‘meeting the challenges facing a memory institution in the digital age’.

The project was completed in June this year ‘after five years of hard work, funded completely from within our existing resources’, said Ayres. ‘This project has transformed how users discover, consume and engage with our vast collections. Up to 70,000 users a day enjoy our rich collections, with the volume of digital content available to the public tripling since the program began in 2012.’



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