Text correct newspapers in Trove

The National Library and all of the State and Territory libraries across Australia have been digitising newspapers and making them accessible on Trove. There are now 10 million newspaper pages available online. The digitised newspapers are transcribed electronically, however this process isn't 100% accurate due to the quality of the original newspapers or small text size. There's nothing as accurate as the human eye, so we need your help to correct them. By helping to fix the text of the newspaper, it's easier to search and a better resource for everyone!

You don't need to create an account to get started, but it's much easier if you do. Create an account or login to Trove. It's easy and only takes a minute.

Tips and tricks:
There are lots of excellent tips for text correcting newspapers on Trove that will help you out.

Get text correcting:
Choose one of the assignments below to get text correcting in Trove - all 1915 issues of The Queenslander newspaper or correcting a newspaper article published on your birthday.

The Queenslander newspaper 1915

Beginning in 2014, nations across the world will be remembering the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War. Help State Library of Queensland and discover more about the lives of Queenslanders a century ago by text correcting articles in The Queenslander newspaper from 1915. Text correcting is easy and it helps researchers, family members and anyone interested in history to locate and tell stories from that time.

Text correct an interesting article for each day of World War One

For those who have been text-correcting for a while and are comfortable searching in Trove, this project gives you the freedom of choosing your own article to text-correct and the excitement of helping to shape the research in the lead up to the WW1 Centenary.

Step 1: Go to the Queensland newspapers section in Trove.

Step 2: Select a newspaper you'd like to search (this could be from your home town).

Step 3: Find an issue from this day (today) but during 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 or 1919. Use the drop down menu and click on the corresponding month and day to get to the right newspaper.

Step 4: Once you're at the right newspaper find an interesting article and text-correct it.

Step 5: Once you've finished, email us the link: discovery@slq.qld.gov.au

Difficulty: More experienced

The History of State Library of Queensland

The History of State Library of Queensland

The State Library of Queensland has been part of our cultural landscape since 1896. Its name has changed and so has its location, but the library has always been a place where community, learning and knowledge have a home. We put this list together as part of our celebrations for 10 years of State Library in its current award-winning design, and it commemorates the history of State Library of Queensland leading up to this occasion.

Start here: Scroll through this list and choose articles you'd like to correct. Find and add other articles about SLQ's history to the list by searching Trove.

Difficulty: Beginner

Progress: 5%

The Ekka

The Royal Brisbane show has held a strong place in the hearts of Queenslanders since 1876 and continues to be a major event on the Brisbane calendar, drawing crowds of 400,000 each year. This list of articles spans years from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, but there are so many more articles for you to find and add from the Ekka's 139 year old history!

Start here: Scroll through this list and choose articles you'd like to correct. Find and add other Ekka articles to the list by searching Trove.

Difficulty: Beginner

Progress: 40% completed

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