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Finding Information Just Got Easier for Historians. Lachlan Macquarie:200 years.

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Presentation by Rose Holley to historians using Lachlan Macquarie as an example search in Trove. For the Royal Australian Historical Society Conference in October 2010.

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Finding Information Just Got Easier for Historians. Lachlan Macquarie:200 years.

  1. 1. <ul><li>Rose Holley: Trove Manager </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Australia </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Australian Historical Society Conference, Richmond, NSW </li></ul><ul><li>23-24 October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Finding information just </li></ul><ul><li>got easier for historians. </li></ul>Macquarie: 200 years Photo contributed by Desmond Ong http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/11103611
  2. 2. The researchers desktop 2009 Image Collections Websites Databases E-Journals Archives Library Catalogues Google Books Scholar Wikipedia Youtube Flickr
  3. 3. Trove – single search/browse Image Collections Websites Databases E-Journals Archives Library Catalogues Google Books Wikipedia Flickr YouTube 2010
  4. 4.
  5. 5. NLA Strategic Directions 2009-2011 <ul><li>“ We will explore new models for creating and sharing information and for collecting materials, including supporting the creation of knowledge by our users . “ </li></ul><ul><li>(not just NLA resources… all Australian content) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The changing expectations of users that they will not be passive receivers of information, but rather contributors and participants in information services.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Trove Development <ul><li>Learning the ‘art of with’ Charles Leadbeater </li></ul><ul><li>Not to people </li></ul><ul><li>Not for people </li></ul><ul><li>WITH PEOPLE (USERS) </li></ul><ul><li>Public feedback drives the development: </li></ul><ul><li>CRITICAL, RELEVANT, INTERESTING </li></ul>
  7. 7. Content sources <ul><li>Australian Collaborative Services </li></ul><ul><li>ANBD – 1000 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Pandora - websites </li></ul><ul><li>ARO - Research </li></ul><ul><li>RAAM - Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Picture Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Open sources </li></ul><ul><li>Open Library (Internet Archive) </li></ul><ul><li>Hathi Trust </li></ul><ul><li>OAISTER </li></ul><ul><li>Targets – websites </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Google Books/Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul>90 million items
  8. 8. browse groups/ zones Single search Restrict search
  9. 9. Lachlan Macquarie (1762-1824) Refine/limit search results Get item groups/zones results
  10. 10. Books, journals, articles
  11. 11. Is it in copyright? How do I refer to it?
  12. 12. How can I get it? B uy Copy Borrow
  13. 13. Online
  14. 14. Hidden archives
  15. 15. Full text newspapers
  16. 16. Interaction at article level
  17. 17. Fix text – power edit mode
  18. 18. Interviews, oral history, video, music
  19. 19. Biographies
  20. 22. Wikipedia, Flickr, YouTube
  21. 23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V8RyqhFnhY
  22. 25. Pictures – digitised and not Minimise zones
  23. 26. Objects
  24. 27. Archived websites
  25. 28. Archived 2008
  26. 29. Archived 2010
  27. 30. Maps
  28. 31. Context – Tools - Lists
  29. 33. User generated content via Flickr <ul><ul><li>http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/11103611 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desmond Ong, Sydney </li></ul>
  30. 34. User generated content http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37255844 By Nomad Tales
  31. 35. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37288101 Flexigel
  32. 36.
  33. 37. User Forum
  34. 38. User profile Your settings and history
  35. 39. Hall of Fame – Thank You!! Total of 20 million lines corrected Sept 2010
  36. 40. [email_address] [email_address] Finding the pieces and putting them together for you. Questions?

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