GLAM workbench: Possibilities of collection data for research, experimentation, and collaboration

GLAM workbench

The Lab
Level 2 of the Digital Studio
West Wing of Arts West
(access via the rear lift)


Part of the Digital Research in Action workshop series.

If you missed this workshop you can find all the details about the Jupyter notebooks and activities demonstrated at Tim Sherratt's GLAM Workbench Github

GLAM workbench

Dr Tim Sherratt (@wragge)
Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra

GLAM collections hold important data for research in the humanities and an increasing number of institutions are opening up collection data for public use through APIs. To help researchers make the most of the possibilities for using large-scale collection data, Dr Tim Sherratt has created GLAM workbench. Using Jupyter notebooks to combine live code with worked examples and tutorials, the GLAM workbench can help non-technical users harvest bulk data from Trove or analyse series from the National Archives of Australia. The workbench is an ongoing experiment, evolving as Tim learns more about the technology and explores different approaches.

In this workshop Tim will demonstrate the possibilities of the GLAM workbench. Participants will be guided in using Jupyter notebooks for both the harvesting of collection data and through some examples of using it for analysis.

Dr Tim Sherratt is a Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra and a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. He's worked across the cultural heritage sector and have been developing online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993.

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