The Northern Territory Library has launched its new website.
The new online home, ntl.nt.gov.au makes it even easier for users to discover more about the Territory’s unique history and culture.
The website encourages users to explore the Northern Territory’s history through imagery and stories.
It also provides important information about the Library’s facilities as well as a ‘What’s On’ guide with upcoming events and exhibitions at the Library.
Department of Tourism and Culture, senior director of Northern Territory library and archives Patrick Gregory said people loved sharing old photos of the Territory.
“Our social media is already extremely popular amongst people with an interest in the Territory’s history. The improved integration of social media on the new website will help to ensure that the Library is sharing the Territory’s history with new audiences.
“The evolution of technology also means more and more people are accessing information from their phone or tablet, so it’s vital the Northern Territory Library makes finding information about the Library as easy as possible,” Mr Gregory said.
Users can also find out how they can get involved with the Library by contributing their own NT stories and history, donating items of historical significance or volunteering.
The website will be further enhanced over the coming months with a new search functionality to be added bringing together digital content about the Territory from different online resources to one central database.
The new search functionality will make it easier to find Northern Territory historical material and access digital collections from multiple collecting agencies.
The search functionality and new database is expected to be rolled out later this year.
The new website encourages users to share their personal NT history, flashback photos and old Territory images and videos via the hashtag #NTLibrary.
A feed of these images is shared on the website.