Tim Sherratt

Sharing recent updates and work-in-progress

May 2021

NAA RecordSearch section of the GLAM Workbench updated!

If you work with the collections of the National Archives of Australia, you might find the RecordSearch section of the GLAM Workbench helpful. I’ve just updated the repository to add new options for running the notebooks, including 1-click installation on Reclaim Cloud. There’s also a few new notebooks.

New notebooks and datasets


I’ve started (but not completed) updating all the notebooks in this repository to use my new RecordSearch Data Scraper. The new scraper is simpler and more efficient, and enables me to get rid of a lot of boilerplate code. Updated notebooks include:

Other updates include:

  • Python packages updated
  • Integration with Reclaim Cloud allowing 1-click installation of the whole repository and environment
  • Automatic creation of Docker images when the repository is updated
  • Updated README and repository index with list of all notebooks
  • Notebooks intended to run as apps now use Voila rather than Appmode for better integration with Jupyter Lab
  • requirements-unpinned.txt added to repository for people who want to develop the notebooks in their own clean environment

Hope you find these changes useful! #dhhacks