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 glam-workbench.github.io/trove-har…

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: www.eventbrite.com/e/iipc-rs… and www.eventbrite.com/e/iipc-rs…

Introducing a brand new section of the #GLAMWorkbench, exploring the @MuseumsVictoria collection API. Harvest species records, display random images, and download ALL THE ANTECHINUSES! glam-workbench.github.io/museumsvi… #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! glam-workbench.github.io/trove-boo… #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!

hansard-interjections.herokuapp.com/tweets/ #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! troveplaces.herokuapp.com/map/ #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! 101dhhacks.net/share-sea…

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!

I’ve given my #dhhacks site a refresh, and updated my @TroveAustralia Twitter bot tutorial to link to the latest versions of the bots on @glitch. The new code is actually easier to customise, so plenty of opportunities to play around! More DHHacks coming soon…

If you’d ever wished you could get a random(ish) newspaper article from @TroveAustralia’s API, here’s a hack for you! I’ve added an option to return a random article to my Trove proxy app. You can filter by normal API facets. Go to: trove-proxy.herokuapp.com #dhhacks

The GLAM CSV Explorer has had a few updates — you can now filter by organisation, and upload your own CSV files! #GLAMWorkbench Try it live on Binder.

Buildings might be closed, but the data is open – explore hundreds of datasets from Australian GLAM organisations!

For a couple of years I’ve been harvesting datasets created or published by Australian GLAM organisations through government data portals. I’ve just completed the latest harvest, and there’s now 369 datasets, containing 983 files, from 23 GLAM organisations. 628 of these files are in CSV (spreadsheet) format.

There’s a number of ways that you can explore the harvested data. You can browse a big list of datasets, or download a CSV containing all the harvested data or just those formatted as CSVs.

With this harvest I’ve added a new way of searching and filtering the harvested data using Datasette running on Glitch. This interface lets you narrow your queries by field or facet, and search text fields for keywords.

But what’s actually in all those CSV files? If you’d like to start exploring the content of the datasets, then give my GLAM CSV Explorer a go! The CSV Explorer looks at each column in the dataset and tries to identify the type of data inside. It then attempts to tell you something useful about it.

For all the details, links, and harvesting code, see the #GLAMWorkbench. #dhhacks

Updated! My notebook to upload digitised newspapers from @TroveAustralia to an @Omeka-S site has been improved — no longer trips over non-newspaper articles in Zotero collections, and does a check to avoid uploading existing articles. #dhhacks

My data file of public holidays in NSW from 1900-1950 has been updated – now including variations in the King’s Birthday holiday and extra days like VE Day. #dhhacks

My harvest of OCRd text from @TroveAustralia digitised books, ephemera, and parliamentary papers has been updated! There’s now 19,795 text files (about 3gb) to explore! Harvesting details and links to browse/download files from Cloudstor are in the #GLAMWorkbench. #dhhacks