The Trove Newspaper and Gazette Harvester has been updated to include the snippet field in the harvested metadata. #dhhacks

Calling users of Australian galleries, libraries, archives, & museums – OzGLAM Help is now live! Ask a question or simply share your latest discoveries. There’s handy tips, news about recent developments, & links to useful tools. Please use & share! #dhhacks

The Zotero translator for RecordSearch (the National Archives of Australia’s online database) has been updated. There’s many fixes and enhancements — see the full details. #dhhacks

If you try to share or bookmark the url of an item in RecordSearch (the National Archives of Australia’s online database), you’ll often get a ‘Session time out’ error when you access it. That’s because the urls only work within the current active RecordSearch session. So how can you create a shareable link that works across sessions? I’ve created a simple app that helps you create shareable links: #dhhacks

The Zotero translator for Trove was failing on newspaper articles with tags. I’ve submitted a fix for approval:…

I’m not sure yet whether the capture of works and search results can be fixed following the Trove redesign. React is not very scraper friendly…

Another #GLAMWorkbench update! Snip words out of @TroveAustralia newspaper pages and create big composite images. OCR art!… #dhhacks

Just in time for #GovHack, I’ve given the Trove API Console a major overhaul. It’s been updated for the latest API versions and has MANY MANY more examples. Explore all the data you can get from @TroveAustralia! #dhhacks

Ok, so do you want to make your own ‘scissors & paste’ messages using words from @TroveAustralia newspaper articles? Go to the notebook in #GLAMWorkbench & click on ‘Run live on Binder in Appmode’. #dhhacks

Another #GLAMWorkbench update! The Trove Harvester will now download both newspaper and gazette articles in bulk. You can optionally include full text, and save copies of the articles as images and PDFs. #dhhacks…

Interested in using web archives in your research? Join us on 5/6 August for a free @netpreserve webinar introducing the tools and examples available in the new #webarchives section of the #GLAMWorkbench. There are two timeslots to cover multiple timezones:… and…

Introducing a brand new section of the #GLAMWorkbench, exploring the @MuseumsVictoria collection API. Harvest species records, display random images, and download ALL THE ANTECHINUSES!… #dhhacks

New additions to the @TroveAustralia books section of the #GLAMWorkbench – word frequency examples with OCRd text from digitised books, and a random recipe generator powered by a 19th C cook book!… #dhhacks

With the recent changes to @TroveAustralia, the Australian Women’s Weekly cover browser was retired. As a low-tech alternative, I’ve harvested all the cover images from the Women’s Weekly and saved them into PDFs for easy browsing, one for each decade. There are 2,566 images from 1933 to 1982.

Just click on the link below each image to explore the complete issue on Trove. You can also download the full collection of images from Cloudstor. There’s a CSV file containing all the issue metadata.

The notebook used to harvest the images is in the Trove newspapers section of the GLAM Workbench. You could easily adapt the notebook to harvest the front pages of any newspaper. #dhhacks

The Trove books section of the #GLAMWorkbench has been updated. There’s a fresh harvest of OCRd text & the notebooks have been changed to work with the new @TroveAustralia interface. Download & explore 24,620 files (3gb) of OCRd text! #dhhacks

Revisiting my Historic Hansard XML repository & realising how easy it is to load files as needed via the GitHub API & explore with Pandas & Jupyter. This #GLAMWorkbench notebook helps you explore a particular year/house. #dhhacks

The Trove Journals section of the #GLAMWorkbench has been updated to work with the new @TroveAustralia interface! I’ve also re-harvested ALL the OCRd text from digitised journals — 6gb of text from 397 journals now downloadable in bulk from CloudStor. #dhhacks

New in #GLAMWorkbench! After you’ve used the @TroveAustralia Newspaper Harvester to download lots & lots of articles, try exploring the results in Datasette. This notebook sets everything up, you can even add full text search & images! #dhhacks

Download newspaper articles in bulk! The Trove Newspaper Harvester has been updated to work with the new @TroveAustralia interface. I’ve also added the ability to save articles as .jpg images! The easiest way to get started is via the #GLAMWorkbench. #dhhacks

Screenshot of Trove Harvester page in GLAM WorkbenchScreenshot of TroveHarvester web appDetails of image file naming schemeThumbnails of newspaper articles saved as images

My app for searching in @TroveAustralia’s digitised journals has been updated to work with the new Trove interface. You’ll need to have switched over to the new interface before you try searching (just click the link on the Trove home page). #dhhacks

Another db migrated and app updated!

Have you ever wondered what interjections in historic hansard would look like as tweets? Well I did… Now with longer interjections & more emojis! #dhhacks

Here’s a map of places where @TroveAustralia digitised newspapers were published/circulated. Click on the map to find the closest newspapers to a place. Updated with new titles from the last year! #dhhacks

New GLAM Workbench section on web archives!

We tend to think of a web archive as a site we go to when links are broken – a useful fallback, rather than a source of new research data. But web archives don’t just store old web pages, they capture multiple versions of web resources over time. Using web archives we can observe change – we can ask historical questions. But web archives store huge amounts of data, and access is often limited for legal reasons. Just knowing what data is available and how to get to it can be difficult. Where do you start?

The GLAM Workbench’s new web archives section can help! Here you’ll find a collection of Jupyter notebooks that document web archive data sources and standards, and walk through methods of harvesting, analysing, and visualising that data. It’s a mix of examples, explorations, apps and tools. The notebooks use existing APIs to get data in manageable chunks, but many of the examples demonstrated can also be scaled up to build substantial datasets for research – you just have to be patient!

Have you ever wanted to find when a particular fragment of text first appeared in a web page? Or compare full-page screenshots of archived sites? Perhaps you want to explore how the text content of a page has changed over time, or create a side-by-side comparison of web archive captures. There are notebooks to help you with all of these.

To dig deeper you might want to assemble a dataset of text extracted from archived web pages, construct your own database of archived Powerpoint files, or explore patterns within a whole domain. The notebooks provide a range of approaches that can be extended or modified according to your research questions.

The development of these notebooks was supported by the International Internet Preservation Consortium’s Discretionary Funding Programme 2019-2020, with the participation of the British Library, the National Library of Australia, and the National Library of New Zealand. #dhhacks

Thanks to @NetPreserve, I’ve been spending time lately working on a set of web archive exploration notebooks for the #GLAMWorkbench. Here’s an example to create/compare screenshots of captures. #dhhacks

Do you have a CSV file you’d like to make searchable, maybe even share online? New on #dhhacks, I show you how with @simonw’s awesome Datasette tool & @Glitch. Give it a try!…

New on #dhhacks – make your own @TroveAustralia newspaper game! Thanks to @glitch, just edit a couple of files to create your own customised edition of Headline Roulette – make it about cats, or Queensland, or Communist Party newspapers, or whatever!