Beyond discovery

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Presented at eResearch 2013, Brisbane, 23 October 2013.

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Beyond discovery

  1. 1. Beyond Discovery Tim Sherratt (@wragge) Trove Manager
  2. 2. two views of Trove
  3. 3. 370 million resources
  4. 4. 70,000 visits a day
  5. 5. 100,000 registered users
  6. 6. 2 million user tags
  7. 7. 100 million text corrections
  8. 8. big numbers
  9. 9. ‘Louisa Elizabeth Nichols was 32 years old when, on 24 July 1901...’ — Kate Bagnall, ‘A mother’s struggle’ http://chineseaustralia.org/archives/1883
  10. 10. ‘Louisa Elizabeth Nichols was 32 years old when, on 24 July 1901...’ — Kate Bagnall, ‘A mother’s struggle’ http://chineseaustralia.org/archives/1883
  11. 11. small stories
  12. 12. making history
  13. 13. new research uses
  14. 14. API powered
  15. 15. big pictures
  16. 16. QueryPic http://dhistory.org/querypic/
  17. 17. QueryPic http://dhistory.org/querypic/
  18. 18. QueryPic http://dhistory.org/querypic/
  19. 19. The Front Page http://dhistory.org/querypic/
  20. 20. The Front Page http://dhistory.org/frontpages/35/words/
  21. 21. The Front Page http://dhistory.org/frontpages/35/1944/words/
  22. 22. The Front Page http://dhistory.org/frontpages/35/1944/4/words/
  23. 23. The Front Page http://dhistory.org/frontpages/35/1944/4/14/
  24. 24. The Front Page http://dhistory.org/frontpages/35/1944/4/15/
  25. 25. PaperMiner http://www.paperminer.org.au/
  26. 26. PaperMiner
  27. 27. not just newspapers
  28. 28. “voodoo doll” OR “stuffed dog”
  29. 29. “voodoo doll” OR “stuffed dog” http://trove.nla.gov.au/picture/result?q=%22voodoo+doll%22+OR+%22stuffed+dog%22
  30. 30. we want your stuff
  31. 31. Zone Count Journals, articles and research 151,983,595 Books 18,204,100 Maps 568,455 Diaries, letters, archives 554,761 Lists 44,283 Music, sound and video 3,140,228 Digitised Newspapers and more People and organisations 113,316,516 918,700 Pictures, photos, objects 7,700,200 Archived websites (1996 - now) 77,190,085 http://trove.nla.gov.au/system/counts
  32. 32. History theses http://bit.ly/18NkkeP
  33. 33. Research trends http://dhistory.org/thesistrends/
  34. 34. many small acts of meaning making
  35. 35. crowd motivations
  36. 36. Hall of fame
  37. 37. collecting & sharing
  38. 38. Making lists 5,796 users ✤ 27,911 lists ✤ 444,819 items ✤
  39. 39. Making lists http://voyant-tools.org/tool/Cirrus/?corpus=1379486510033.189
  40. 40. coming clean
  41. 41. behind the news
  42. 42. Newspapers by state http://wraggelabs.com/shed/trove/states/
  43. 43. OCR accuracy http://wraggelabs.com/shed/presentations/nla/pages/years_accuracy.html
  44. 44. — Paul Hagon, ‘Trove crowdsourcing behaviour’ http://www.nla.gov.au/our-publications/staff-papers/trove-crowdsourcing-behaviour
  45. 45. missing metadata & black boxes
  46. 46. First World War http://dhistory.org/querypic/43/
  47. 47. First World War http://dhistory.org/querypic/4b/
  48. 48. First World War http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62922834
  49. 49. First World War http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62922834
  50. 50. beyond service
  51. 51. let’s make a deal

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