Exploring the GLAM Workbench

GLAM Workbench

Motivations

  • GLAM organisations are making more and more data available
  • We can use this data to ask new questions – to see differently
  • But what skills do you need?

How do I get started?

Integrations

  • Using existing standards & services
  • Improvements in accessibility & sustainability
  • Pathways to develop skills & confidence

But why would I bother?

Not just tutorials

  • Live working examples
  • Useful tools
  • Handy hacks and workarounds
  • Fun things to try

Learn while undertaking real research tasks...

The how & the why...

GLAM CSV Explorer

Powered by....

  • Tools & examples created using Jupyter notebooks
  • Notebooks combine live code, text, images
  • Same notebook, different views
  • All in your browser!

Run code live!

code

chart

text

Jupyter notebook

Getting started

GLAM Workbench

  • Trove
  • DigitalNZ
  • Commonwealth Hansard
  • NAA RecordSearch
  • NMA
  • Te Papa
  • Open data portals
  • Web Archives
  • & more!

Data sources include:

  • Trove
  • DigitalNZ
  • Commonwealth Hansard
  • NAA RecordSearch
  • NMA
  • Te Papa
  • Open data portals
  • Web Archives
  • & more!

Data sources include:

Trove newspapers

Running notebooks #1

Quick start using Binder

Just one click for a live, customised computing environment

Newspapers
over time

Running notebooks #2

Binder is cool, but...

  • Sessions will close if Binder detects no activity
  • Your data and changes are not saved between session
  • Great for quick tasks or exploration!

What if you need more?

Reclaim Cloud

Reclaim Cloud

  • A paid service (but easy to manage costs)
  • Developed by escaped academics
  • One click installation of GLAM Workbench sections
  • Creates persistent environments – all your data is saved!

Newspapers
in bulk

RecordSearch

Harvest NAA data & images

Web archives

Changes in
an archived
web page

Text from web pages

Pre-packaged data

GLAM

data sources

ABC RN Programs

Hansard

Some fun!

Scissors
& paste

Pathways

  • different users
  • different views
  • different environments

app

notebook

Different views

Quick start using Binder

Reclaim Cloud

Docker

Start exploring!

Need help?

Need help?

Need help?

You can help too...

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

📣

The GLAM Workbench is...

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

Use it, share it, change it!

See also...

GLAM Workbench - UTS Digital Histories

By Tim Sherratt

GLAM Workbench - UTS Digital Histories

Presentation for the UTS Digital Histories Workshop Series, 8 July 2021

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