Tim Sherratt

Sharing recent updates and work-in-progress

glamworkbench

17 Feb 2023

Maps, people, lists & more – recent updates to Trove resources in the GLAM Workbench

Once again I’ve gotten a bit behind in noting GLAM Workbench updates, so here’s a quick catch up on some Trove-related changes from the last couple of months. Trove API introduction The section that introduces the Trove API (or APIs!) hasn’...
10 Dec 2022

Recent presentations – Library of Congress Data Jam, Everyday Heritage, Wikidata, and GLAM Workbench!

October and November brought a flurry of presentations from which I’m still recovering. Here’s a few details and links. Library of Congress Data Jam In October, the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud project at the Library of Congress...
22 Sep 2022

Do you want your Trove newspaper articles in bulk? Meet the new Trove Newspaper Harvester Python package!

The Trove Newspaper Harvester has been around in different forms for more than a decade. It helps you download all the articles in a Trove newspaper search, opening up new possibilities for large-scale analysis. You can use it as a command-...
15 Sep 2022

From 48 PDFs to one searchable database – opening up the Tasmanian Post Office Directories with the GLAM Workbench

A few weeks ago I created a new search interface to the NSW Post Office Directories from 1886 to 1950. Since then, I’ve used the same process on the Sydney Telephone Directories from 1926 to 1954. Both of these publications had been digitis...
05 Sep 2022

Fresh harvest of OCRd text from Trove's digitised periodicals – 9gb of text to explore and analyse!

I’ve updated the GLAM Workbench’s harvest of OCRd text from Trove’s digitised periodicals. This is a completely fresh harvest, so should include any corrections made in recent months. It includes: 1,430 periodicals OCRd text from 41,645 is...
05 Sep 2022

Explore Trove's digitised newspapers by place

I’ve updated my map displaying places where Trove digitised newspapers were published or distributed. You can view all the places on single map – zoom in for more markers, and click on a marker for title details and a link back to Trove. If...
01 Sep 2022

Making NSW Postal Directories (and other digitised directories) easier to search with the GLAM Workbench and Datasette

As part of my work on the Everyday Heritage project I’m looking at how we can make better use of digitised collections to explore the everyday experiences woven around places such as Parramatta Road in Sydney. For example, the NSW Postal Di...
29 Aug 2022

Interested in Victorian shipwrecks? Kim Doyle and Mitchell Harrop have added a new notebook to the Heritage Council of Victoria section of the GLAM Workbench exploring shipwrecks in the Victorian Heritage Database: glam-workbench.net/heritage-…

29 Aug 2022

Updates!

25 Aug 2022

Minor update to RecordSearch Data Scraper – now captures ‘institution title’ for agencies if it is present. pypi.org/project/r…

16 Aug 2022

Many thanks to the British Library – sponsors of the GLAM Workbench’s web archives section!

You might have noticed some changes to the web archives section of the GLAM Workbench. I’m very excited to announce that the British Library is now sponsoring the web archives section! Many thanks to the British Library and the UK Web Archi...
15 Aug 2022

New GLAM data to search, visualise and explore using the GLAM Workbench!

There’s lots of GLAM data out there if you know where to look! For the past few years I’ve been harvesting a list of datasets published by Australian galleries, libraries, archives, and museums through open government data portals. I’ve jus...
09 Aug 2022

Zotero now saves links to digitised items in Trove from the NLA catalogue!

I’ve made a small change to the Zotero translator for the National Library of Australia’s catalogue. Now, if there’s a link to a digitised version of the work in Trove, that link will be saved in Zotero’s url field. This makes it quicker an...
01 Aug 2022

View embedded JSON metadata for Trove's digitised books and journals

The metadata for digitised books and journals in Trove can seem a bit sparse, but there’s quite a lot of useful metadata embedded within Trove’s web pages that isn’t displayed to users or made available through the Trove API. This notebook ...
29 Jul 2022

Where did all those NSW articles go? Trove Newspapers Data Dashboard update!

I was looking at my Trove Newspapers Data Dashboard again last night trying to figure out why the number of newspaper articles from NSW seemed to have dropped by more than 700,000 since my harvesting began. It took me a while to figure out,...
28 Jul 2022

Catching up – some recent GLAM Workbench updates!

There’s been lots of small updates to the GLAM Workbench over the last couple of months and I’ve fallen behind in sharing details. So here’s an omnibus list of everything I can remember… Data Weekly harvests of basic Trove newspaper data c...
13 Jul 2022

Updated dataset! Harvests of Trove list metadata from 2018, 2020, and 2022 are now available on Zenodo: doi.org/10.5281/z… Another addition to the growing collection of historical Trove data. #GLAMWorkbench

Screen capture of version information from Zenodo showing that there are three available versions, v1.0, v1.1, and v1.2.
09 Jul 2022

Coz I love making work for myself, I’ve started pulling datasets out of #GLAMWorkbench code repos & creating new data repos for them. This way they’ll have their own version histories in Zenodo. Here’s the first: github.com/GLAM-Work…

28 Jun 2022

Ahead of my session at #OzHA2022 tomorrow, I’ve updated the NAA section of the #GLAMWorkbench. Come along to find out how to harvest file details, digitsed images, and PDFs, from a search in RecordSearch! github.com/GLAM-Work…

26 Jun 2022

Noticed that QueryPic was having a problem with some date queries. Should be fixed in the latest release of the Trove Newspapers section of the #GLAMWorkbench: glam-workbench.net/trove-new… #maintenance #researchinfrastructure

24 Jun 2022

The Trove Newspapers section of the #GLAMWorkbench has been updated! Voilá was causing a problem in QueryPic, stopping results from being downloaded. A package update did the trick! Everything now updated & tested. glam-workbench.net/trove-new…

24 Jun 2022

Some more #GLAMWorkbench maintenance – this app to download a high-res page images from Trove newspapers now doesn’t require an API key if you have a url, & some display problems have been fixed. trove-newspaper-apps.herokuapp.com/voila/ren…

Screen shot of app --  Download a page image  The Trove web interface doesn't provide a way of getting high-resolution page images from newspapers. This simple app lets you download page images as complete, high-resolution JPG files.
23 Jun 2022

The Trove Newspaper and Gazette Harvester section of the #GLAMWorkbench has been updated! No major changes to notebooks, just lots of background maintenance stuff such as updating packages, testing, linting notebooks etc. glam-workbench.net/trove-har…

01 Jun 2022

Ordering some #GLAMWorkbench stickers…

Proof image of a hexagonal sticker. The sticker has white lettering on a blue blackground which reads GLAM Workbench. In the centre is a crossed hammer and wrench icon.
26 May 2022

Using Datasette on Nectar

If you have a dataset that you want to share as a searchable online database then check out Datasette – it’s a fabulous tool that provides an ever-growing range of options for exploring and publishing data. I particularly like how easy Data...