A GLAM Workbench

for humanities researchers

GLAM Workbench

GLAM is...

  • Galleries

  • Libraries

  • Archives

  • Museums

GLAM data is...

  • collections
  • text
  • images, sound, & video
  • 3d models
  • user generated
  • born digital
  • extracted & enriched
  • & more...

Available via...

  • APIs
  • CSVs
  • downloadable datasets
  • online databases

Lots of data!

But...

How can researchers make use of GLAM data?

  • Examples
  • Encouragement
  • Motivation

Researchers need...

  • Documentation
  • Tools
  • Digital skills

HOW

WHY

HOW & WHY...

 

  • multiple entry points

  • jump in and get started

  • learn while undertaking real research tasks

But...

What about the other 3 million?

1

2

3

4

But...

How does the total number of results differ from the proportion of results?

But...

How does 'radio' compare to 'telegraph' or 'wireless'?

But...

What am I actually searching?

But...

How do I examine results in detail?

pathways

questions

Not just newspapers...

Not just Trove...

Web archives

gov.au subdomains

abc.net.au

National Archives of Australia

#redactionart

White Australia policy

DigitalNZ

open collections

Papers Past

National Museum of Australia

time

space

Commonwealth Hansard

GLAM datasets

9.6 million names

Assembling data

Asking questions

Hacking heritage

Live documentation

  • tools
  • tutorials
  • examples
  • handy hacks
  • pre-harvested datasets
  • a work in progress...

The GLAM Workbench is...

  • 100+ Jupyter notebooks
  • Live code, text, images
  • Same code, different views
  • All in your browser!

pathways

technology

app

notebook

Different views

Jump in with Binder

one click to start

But...

What do I do if Binder is too limited?

Reclaim Cloud

Docker

Need help?

Need help?

Need help?

Need help?

The GLAM Workbench is...

  • Free!
  • Openly licensed to encourage reuse & modification
  • Shared through GitHub
  • Preserved in Zenodo

Thank you!

GLAM Workbench for humanities researchers - eResearch 2021

By Tim Sherratt

GLAM Workbench for humanities researchers - eResearch 2021

Presentation for eResearch Australia, 14 October 2021. See the video here: https://vimeo.com/631475562

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