Tim Sherratt

Sharing recent updates and work-in-progress

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…

19 Jun 2022

Main changes to individual Trove newspapers last week:

+19,862 articles in Daily News (WA)
+10,822 articles in Dalgety’s Review (WA)
+13,352 articles in Manning River News… (NSW)

See: github.com/wragge/tr…

19 Jun 2022

Changes to Trove newspapers last week:

+86,761 articles
+16,367 articles with corrections
+5,355 articles with tags
+417 articles with comments

See: github.com/wragge/tr…

19 Jun 2022

42,472 files were digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week.

36,238 of these were migrant registration cards from Bonegilla (A2571 & A2572).

Here’s a screenshot of the top twenty series. More info: github.com/wragge/na…

A2571, Name Index Cards, Migrants Registration [Bonegilla], 31307 files digitised; B884, Citizen Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947, 4981 files digitised; A2572, Name Index Cards, Migrants Registration [Bonegilla], 4931 files digitised; C610, Australian Women's Land Army - personnel cards, alphabetical series, 566 files digitised; J853, Architectural plans, annual single number series with alpha (denoting Papua New Guinea and discipline) prefix and/or alpha/numeric (denoting size and amendment) suffix, 292 files digitised; A9301, RAAF Personnel files of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other ranks, 1921-1948, 188 files digitised; B883, Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947, 56 files digitised; K1145, Certificates of Exemption from Dictation Test, annual certificate number order, 17 files digitised; SP551/1, Log books of HMC [Her Majesty's Colonial], HM [His/Her Majesty's] and HMA [Her Majesty's Australian] Ships, 9 files digitised; F1, Correspondence files, annual single number series [Main correspondence files series of the agency], 7 files digitised; A1196, Correspondence files, multiple number series [Class 501] [501-539] [Classified] [Main correspondence files series of the agency], 6 files digitised; B78, Alien registration documents, 6 files digitised; A12372, RAAF Personnel files - All Ranks [Main correspondence files series of the agency], 4 files digitised; SP1122/1, General correspondence files, multiple number series and annual single number with 'N' (New South Wales) prefix, 4 files digitised; A9300, RAAF Officers Personnel files, 1921-1948, 4 files digitised; MP508/1, General correspondence files, multiple number series, 3 files digitised; C321, Case files, annual single number series with 'N' (NSW) prefix, 3 files digitised; B2458, Army Personnel Files, multiple number series, 3 files digitised; K47, Correspondence files, annual single number series with 'W' prefix, 3 files digitised; PP892/1, Correspondence [client] files, annual single number series with 'W' prefix, 2 files digitised;
16 Jun 2022

I wrote up something for the #GLAMWorkbook on ‘Empty searches and hacking urls’: glam-workbook.net/url-hacki…

16 Jun 2022

Under development – a Zotero translator for Libraries Tasmania!

I’ve created a Zotero translator for the Libraries Tasmania catalogue. Using it, you can save metadata and digital resources to your own research database with a single click. Libraries Tasmania actually has three catalogues rolled into one...
13 Jun 2022

Ok, I’ve submitted my Libraries Tasmania translator to the Zotero repository for inclusion. No doubt a bit of additional tweaking will be required. github.com/zotero/tr…

05 Jun 2022

Getting to work migrating the Real Face of White Australia transcription site from scribeAPI (no longer maintained) to Zooniverse Panoptes. First the workflows and config, then the subjects, then the current transcription data…

01 Jun 2022

It’s getting there – new Real Face of White Australia site using Datasette, IIIF, and Universal Viewer…

Screenshot of new site for displaying records relating to the White Australia Policy from the National Archives of Australia. On the left is the Universal viewer showing page images. On the right is the file metadata in tabular format.
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.
30 May 2022

After much faffing about today I’ve got the latest version of the UniversalViewer building locally, and I also know how to listen for changes in the canvas index. Next, I have to do something about the CSS name clashes with Bulma…

29 May 2022

Files digitised by the National Archives of Australia this week: 25,981

Top series:

+14,025 in B884 (CMF personnel dossiers)

+7,652 in A2572 (Bonegilla name index cards)

See: github.com/wragge/na…

Screenshot of the twenty NAA series that had the most files digitised this week.
29 May 2022

New in Trove this week:

Berrigan Advocate (NSW)

Tingha Spectator & North Western Journal (NSW)

Tingha Miner & North Western Advocate (NSW)

Boggy Camp Tingha & Bora Creek (NSW)

See: github.com/wragge/tr…

29 May 2022

Major changes to Trove newspaper titles this week:

+30,713 in Queanbeyan Age (NSW, end date now 1944)

+10,014 in Daily News (WA)

+179 in Inverell Argus (NSW)

See: github.com/wragge/tr…

29 May 2022

Added to Trove newspapers this week:

+43,015 articles

+10,263 articles with corrections

+7,499 articles with tags

+243 articles with comments

See: github.com/wragge/tr…

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...
22 May 2022

This week the National Archives of Australia digitised 21,488 files:

+10,305 in B884 (CMF personnel dossiers)

+7,339 in A2572 & A2571 (Bonegilla name index cards)

+1,345 in A9301 (RAAF personnel files)

See: github.com/wragge/na…

Screenshot showing top twenty series by number of files digitised.
22 May 2022

Major changes to individual Trove newspapers this week:

+52,543 articles from The Daily News (WA)

+22,316 articles from Sunraysia Daily (Vic)

See: github.com/wragge/tr…

22 May 2022

Changes to Trove newspapers this week:

+74,859 articles

+15,852 articles with corrections

+8,668 articles with tags

+592 articles with comments

See: github.com/wragge/tr…

20 May 2022

Convert your Trove newspaper searches to an API query with just one click!

I’m thinking about the Trove Researcher Platform discussions & ways of integrating Trove with other apps and platforms (like the GLAM Workbench). As a simple demo I modifed my Trove Proxy app to convert a newspaper search url from the Trove...
15 May 2022

Also on tonight’s episode of ‘In GLAM This Week’, the NAA digitised 20,517 files. Of these:

13,850 were name index cards from the Bonegilla Migrant Camp (Series A2571 & A2572).

4,938 were CMF personnel files (Series B884)

See: github.com/wragge/na…

Screenshot of top twenty series with the most files digitised this week.
15 May 2022

This week’s changes in Trove newspapers:

+7,451 articles

+16,628 articles with corrections

+8,148 articles with tags

+491 articles with comments

github.com/wragge/tr…

15 May 2022

Another overdue maintenance task completed! The Tung Wah Newspaper index has been migrated from a custom Django app on a now defunct web host, to a nice, neat Datasette instance on Heroku. https://resources.chineseaustralia.org/tung_wah_newspaper_index

Screen capture of the home page of the Tung Wah Newspaper index, an English-language index of two Chinese-language newspapers – the Tung Wah News 東華新報 (1898–1902) and the later Tung Wah Times 東華報 (1902–1936) – published in Sydney, Australia. The image shows there are links to search the index, and to browse by issue and year.