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wragge / trove_images_rights_by_institution.csv
Created Feb 15, 2020
Institutions using standard rights statements on their images in Trove
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We can make this file beautiful and searchable if this error is corrected: It looks like row 9 should actually have 15 columns, instead of 2. in line 8.
id,full_name,Free/CC Public Domain,Free/CC BY,Free/CC0,Free/RS NKC,Free with conditions/CC BY-SA,Free with conditions/CC BY-NC,Free with conditions/CC BY-NC-ND,Free with conditions/CC BY-NC-SA,Free with conditions/InC-EDU,Restricted/RS InC,Restricted/RS InC-RUU,Restricted/RS CNE,Restricted/RS UND
VPWLH,4th/19th Prince of Wales' Light Horse Regiment Unit / 4th/19th Prince of Wales' Light Horse Regiment Unit. History Room.,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1064,0,0,0,0,0
ADFA,"Academy Library, UNSW Canberra.",0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0
VAPRC,Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club.,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,0,0,0,0,0
NACU:E,Australian Catholic University. / Australian Catholic University Library.,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0
VJAZ,Australian Jazz Museum.,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,0,0
AAUD,Australian National Audit Office / Australian National Audit Office. Information Research Centre.,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0
ANU,Australian National University. / Australian National University Library.,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0
ANU:IR,Australian National Univer

Developing guidelines for the evaluation of digital scholarship

Recent years have brought useful initiatives in the development of digital research infrastructure and digital skills training in the humanities. However, researchers taking advantage of these opportunities and undertaking digital research also need to be supported in their career progression and professional recognition. Digital scholarship needs to be assessed alongside more traditional measures of research performance. But how?

In 2015, the American Historical Association developed a set of Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship by Historians. Other organisations including the Modern Language Association, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and the American Academy of Religion have created similar gu


How to update your DIY Trove exhibition

Have you created an exhibition using the DIY Trove Exhibition builder on GitHub? If so, you might have noticed that it's stopped working. This is because version 1 of the Trove API (which the exhibitions use) was decommissioned recently. Don't worry it's easy to fix – just follow these instructions.

  1. Log on to GitHub and go to the repository containing the code of your exhibition. If you can't remember the name, just browse through the list of repositories in your account.
  2. Click on the scripts folder to open it.
  3. Click on the file that starts with scripts and ends with .js. For example, scripts.fa7195f7.js.
  4. Click on the little pencil icon to open the file for editing.
  5. We're going to delete the complete contents of this file. The easiest way to do this is to right click in the editing box, choose 'Select all', then hit the Delete key.
  6. Switch back to this page.
wragge / naa_ids.txt
Last active Sep 6, 2019
A first attempt to find aircraft identification numbers in files from the National Archives of Australia
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NAA: A705, 35/6/1137, Regn and Airworthiness DH 60 Moth G-AUAF, 1926 - 1927
NAA: A705, 35/6/1448, Registration & Airworthiness DH Co. "Moth" G-AUAP (C.A. March), 1927 - 1929
NAA: A705, 35/6/93 PART 1, Aircraft G-AUBA "Avro" 504K No.H.2030 (First aircraft on Australian Register later marking VH-UBA), 1922 - 1929
NAA: A705, 35/6/1091, Avro 504 'K' G-AUBA K. Frewen 1927, 1927 - 1927
NAA: A705, 35/10/117, Aircraft G-AUBC Maurice Farman Shorthorn, 1924 - 1926
wragge / newspapers_correction_rates.csv
Last active Aug 9, 2019
The proportion of articles in each newspaper in Trove with at least one correction.
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id title articles_with_corrections total_articles percentage_with_corrections
1043 Seamen's Strike Bulletin (Melbourne, Vic. : 1919) 0 14 0.0
1262 Hobart Town Punch (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1878) 0 32 0.0
1299 The Burrangong Chronicle and Young and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW : 1901) 0 25 0.0
1460 Bullfinch Miner and Yilgarn Advocate (WA : 1910) 0 27 0.0
1399 Bullfinch Budget (WA : 1910 - 1911) 0 1008 0.0
1501 Nota (Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens, NSW : 1970 - 1983) 17 15533 0.10944440867829781
1407 Dampier Despatch (Broome, WA : 1904 - 1905) 1 871 0.1148105625717566
1481 Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 - 1933) 735 611636 0.12016951258591713
1380 Stampa Italiana = The Italian Press (Perth, WA : 1931 - 1932) 3 2493 0.12033694344163659
wragge /
Last active Jul 26, 2019
Some thoughts for a submission to the Australian Academy of the Humanities Future Humanities Workforce Project

Responses to some questions in the Australian Academy of the Humanities Future Humanities Workforce Project's Consultation Paper

What are future knowledge, skills and capabilities that humanities researchers will require?

I tried to unpack a bit what I think of as digital literacy and came up with these dot points:

  • The ability to critically analyse digital tools, collections, services, and interfaces to unpack their assumptions and imagine alternatives.
  • An understanding of the varieties, transformations, possibilities, and limitations of digital data, and the ability to reflect on the technical and ethical challenges of collecting, using, and sharing it.

What can the humanities contribute to the data and digital literacy agenda over the next decade?

wragge /
Last active Jul 26, 2019
Testing ways to create public download links to items in CloudStor
wragge /
Last active Jun 14, 2019
Submission to the Tune review of the National Archives of Australia

Submission to the Tune Review of the National Archives of Australia

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the enduring role of the National Archives of Australia. I first made use of the Archives as a history honours student in 1984, and since then have held a deep appreciation of the richness and significance of the Archives collections. I was employed by the Archives from 2007 to 2009, working on the development of a number of online projects such as 'Mapping Our Anzacs'. Since that time, I have pursued research in the digital humanities, often using the Archives collections to demonstrate what is possible using digital research methodologies. An example of this is provided by my keynote address to the Australian Society of Archivists Annual Conference in 2016.[^1]

I love the Archives collections. They are critical both to democratic accountability and to our understanding of Australian history, politics, and culture. The Archives preserves not only the workings of the Commonwealth government, b

wragge / trove_newspapers_post_1954.csv
Created Jun 7, 2019
Trove newspapers with articles published after 1954
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We can make this file beautiful and searchable if this error is corrected: It looks like row 8 should actually have 8 columns, instead of 7. in line 7.
The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995),ACT,11,1926-09-03,1995-12-31,01576925,2567488,
Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (Port Moresby : 1969 - 1981),International,1376,1969-06-30,1981-06-30,22087427,417472,
The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982),National,112,1933-06-10,1982-12-15,00050458,225466,
"Dutch Australian Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1951 - 1993)",New South Wales,1044,1951-10-05,1993-07-19,22051902,159156,
"Times (Victor Harbor, SA : 1987 - 1999)",South Australia,856,1987-01-07,1999-12-31,22040722,143726,
"The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)",Victoria,13,1848-09-15,1957-01-19,18339719,140299,
Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986),South Australia,832,1932-04-15,1986-12-31,22038213,126881
wragge / nsw_naturalisations_countries_of_origin.csv
Created Feb 19, 2019
Countries of origin from NSW naturalisation data, 1834-1903.
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NativePlace Count
Germany 3170
Sweden 700
Prussia 598
China 530
Denmark 522
Canton, China 484
France 352
Italy 314
Norway 288
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