Introducing
the
GLAM Workbench

Image: State Library of Victoria, http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/342096

Tim Sherratt

@wragge

these slides

Collections as data?

SEARCH IS FAMILIAR

BUT What about the other 3m?

SAME search

DIFFERENT VIEW

MORE searches

different questions!

APIs

data dumps

CSVs

full text

images

collections

as

data

?

APIs

data dumps

CSVs

full text

images

collections

as

data

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GLAM Workbench

GLAM Workbench

  • tools, tutorials, examples, hacks
  • live code
  • editable, reusable, hackable
  • openly licensed

is

GLAM Workbench

  • coding 101
  • finished or perfect

is NOT

GLAM Workbench

Not just how, but why...

  • possibilities – why should I be interested?

  • starting points – can you give me an example I can use?

  • pathways – where do I go next?

Code

Discussion

Results

Jupyter notebooks

  • Computing in your browser
  • A computational narrative – combine text, images, code & more
  • A standard format – use on different platforms
  • See Introduction to Jupyter Notebooks

Jupyter Notebooks

Why JUPYTER?

  • used on multiple platforms
  • presented in different formats
  • changed by extensions
  • tailored to different users

Not just notebooks

JupyteR can be...

FINDING GLAM DATA

PACKAGING DATA

(create collections of newspaper articles)

Trove newspaper harvester

ALIENS & IMMIGRANTS

Trove newspaper harvester

EXtract metadata

(no API? you can always try screen-scraping!)

National archives of australia

National archives of australia

ASIO REDACTIONS

PRESS RELEASES

Parliament Library

ABC RN
programs

CURRENT AFFAIRS

BULLETIN CARTOONS

Trove journals

Text

  • 3,471 images
  • 1886 to 1952

MORE GLAM data

Hundreds OF
DATASETS

ASKING different questions

TROVE newspapers

Visualise searches

(asking historical questions with search facets)

COUNTING WORDS

australian parliament

SEEING change

(screenshots over time)

WEB
ARCHIVES

tracking text

WEB
ARCHIVES

VISUALISE DATA SOURCES

GLAM CSV EXPLORER

HAcking heritage

save a newspaper article as an image

Hack Interfaces

Trove newspapers

FIND LanguageS

(non-English language newspapers)

words
from OCR

PLAY with collections

(creating scissors & paste messages)

Bringing documentation alive

AN API Example

Museums Victoria

EXPLORE AN API

(collections in time & space)

National Museum of Australia

WEB ARCHIVE APIS

DOCUMENT DATA Sources

PATHWAYS

BUILDING CONFIDENCE

App

Notebook

BUILDING CONFIDENCE

Running jupyter notebooks

RUN LIVE in binder

BINDER

Binder In GLAM WorKbench

The magic of Binder

Binder In GLAM WorKbench

  • a single click to start
  • batteries included (no software for the user to install)
  • encourages experimentation
  • just try it...

MORE
ways to run

RECLAIM CLOUD

  • one-click installation

  • persistent environmments

  • low cost

MORE
ways to run

DOCKER

  • run locally

  • persistent environments

  • free, but more knowledge needed

EXPLORE!

Need help?

OzGLAM
Help

VIDEOS!

Need help?

Need help?

Book a chat!

  • Spread the word!
  • Share ideas for new notebooks or data sources
  • Integrate into workshops and training?

📣

HELP ME!

THINGS YOU CAN DO

COPY!
EDIT!
RE-USE!

GLAM WORKBENCH IS OPEN!

  • free!
  • openly licensed to encourage reuse & modification
  • shared through GitHub
  • preserved in Zenodo
  • use it, share it, change it

CONTACT ME

Introducing the GLAM Workbench

By Tim Sherratt

Introducing the GLAM Workbench

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