Tim Sherratt

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2019-02-19: Whoops. Here’s the actual full list of countries of origin from the @nswarchives NSW …

2019-02-19: Here’s the full list of countries of origin from the NSW naturalisations data, 1834-1903.

2019-02-19: NSW naturalisations 1834 to 1903. The sudden rise in Chinese naturalisations followed the …

2019-02-17: Suggestions of new topics and collections for my GLAM workbench are welcome!

2019-02-17: Here’s an example dataset harvested from Library and Archives Canada’s naturalisation …

2019-02-17: I’ve added a section for Library and Archives Canada to my GLAM workbench. The first notebook …

2019-02-15: Current status — extracting data from Library and Archives Canada’s 1915-1946 naturalisation …

2019-02-14: The full text of ‘Who belongs? Reading identity, ownership, and legitimacy’, my talk for …

2019-02-08: My talk for #text2data at the National Library of Sweden looks at occurence of the words …

2019-02-05: Back to school report — what I did on my holidays…

2019-02-04: Another slide for Sweden — this one comparing words appearing before ‘aliens’ in The …

2019-02-03: Working on my slides for From Text to Data in Stockholm this week…

2019-02-01: I’ve added a ‘save chart’ option to the QueryPic app in my GLAM Workbench. …

2019-01-30: Pleased and proud to see the chapter @baibi & I wrote on the Real Face of White Australia now …

2019-01-27: In a bit over a week I’ll be heading to Stockholm for the ‘From text to data’ …

2019-01-26: Talking about 'immigrants' in Trove's digitised newspapers I’m giving a talk in a week or so (eep!) that looks at some of the changing contexts in which …

2019-01-26: In case you’re wondering, it took about 13 hours to download the metadata and full text of …

2019-01-25: Ok, so let’s see how I go harvesting 2 million newspaper articles from @TroveAustralia …

2019-01-25: 30,000+ occurences of the word ‘Chinese’ in the OCRd full text of The Bulletin, …

2019-01-23: One more and I’m done for the night… New GLAM Workbench page for the ‘Trove API …

2019-01-23: I’ve finished putting details of all the current GLAM Workbench repositories into the new …

2019-01-23: Added a ‘data’ section to the GLAM Workbench docs, with info on harvests from government …

2019-01-23: And now a GLAM Workbench page for @Te_Papa…

2019-01-23: Added a page for @ArchivesNZ’s Archway to the GLAM Workbench docs…

2019-01-22: So here’s some fun things to do with @TroveAustralia newspapers… (via GLAM Workbench)

2019-01-22: Ok, more documentation for you — page for the @DigitalNZ API in GLAM Workbench updated!

2019-01-22: Slowly working my way through the documentation for my GLAM Workbench. Still lots to do, but I think …

2019-01-22: If there are APIs or other data sources you’d like me to add to my GLAM Workbench, feel free …

2019-01-21: Updated list of the fifty most common words occuring before the word ‘aliens’ in …

2019-01-21: Just updated my harvest of metadata and full text from The Bulletin in @TroveAustralia. …

2019-01-20: Fifty most common words occuring before the word ‘aliens’ in @TroveAustralia newspapers …

2019-01-19: You want big data? I just harvested 213,340 newspaper articles (including full OCRd text) from …

2019-01-19: So now I’ve updated TroveHarvester and built a new interface I can get back to the task I …

2019-01-19: Want an easy way to download @TroveAustralia newspaper articles in bulk? No installation? Point and …

2019-01-19: And version 0.2.2 of TroveHarvester quickly follows 0.2.1 as I squash a bug when downloading …

2019-01-18: TroveHarvester 0.2.1 — updated to work with version 2 of the @TroveAustralia API. Now on pypi! More …

2019-01-18: Ok, that’s more like it. Full text and metadata of 29,203 newspaper articles harvested using …

2019-01-18: Ah ok, I forgot about the new ‘bulkHarvest’ parameter in the @TroveAustralia API. …

2019-01-18: Uh, never come across one of these before from the @TroveAustralia API. Needless to say it causes …

2019-01-18: Testing the updated Trove Newspaper Harvester… Run into a problem with the @TroveAustralia …

2019-01-18: Thanks to the @TroveAustralia API upgrade, the new version of the Trove Newspaper Harvester should …

2019-01-18: Since I’m updating the Trove Newspaper Harvester to work with version 2 of the @TroveAustralia …

2019-01-17: I’m enjoying using micro.blog as a way of capturing what I’m working on: …

2019-01-17: Finally biting the bullet and getting to work on updating the TroveHarvester to work with version 2 …

2019-01-17: That’s cool — just realised I can share easily share live versions of Altair charts from …

2019-01-17: And also “coloured alien” which, not suprisingly, peaks in 1901 when the Immigration …

2019-01-17: Exploring some of the adjectives attached to ‘alien’ in @TroveAustralia …

2019-01-17: Just to emphasise my point the other day about the impact of stemming on searches for …

2019-01-17: Nothing like browsing the databases of another country’s national/state archives to make you …

2019-01-16: The Australian version of ‘Who’s responsible?’ is up! Just select a government …

2019-01-16: New notebook added to the #GLAMWorkbench RecordSearch repository — get the basic details of agencies …

2019-01-16: Hmm, wondering why the ‘National Council of Women of the Australian Capital Territory’ …

2019-01-15: As well as cross-posting updates to Twitter and Mastodon, I’ve now set up IFTTT to keep an eye …

2019-01-15: Adventures in stemming, or what happens when you search Trove for 'naturalization' Fun fact — the Porter stemming algorithm treats the words ‘naturalisation’ and …

2019-01-14: I have a brand new updates page powered by micro.blog!