GLAM data from government portals¶
This is an attempt to assemble some useful information about Australian GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) datasets.
As a first step, I've harvested GLAM-related datasets from the various national and state data portals.
To start exploring the contents of the datasets, give the GLAM CSV Explorer a spin.
To search across 195 datasets containing names, try the GLAM Name Index Search.
Tools, tips, and examples¶
Harvesting GLAM data from government portals¶
This notebook attempts to harvest the details of GLAM datasets from state and national data portals. I did this by identifying relevant organisations, tags, and queries, and then harvesting all the packages associated with them. It also attempts some analysis of the results.
Harvest GLAM datasets from data.gov.au¶
This is a quick attempt to harvest datasets published by GLAM institutions using the new data.gov.au API. To create the list of organisations, I searched the organisations on the data.gov.au site for 'library', 'archives', 'records', and 'museum'. Note that due to a problem with duplicates on data.gov.au, I'm no longer using this notebook to harvest the data.
Results (16 October 2021)¶
- Browse a list of all GLAM datasets harvested from government data portals
- Search the harvested data using Datasette on Glitch.
- Download GLAM datasets from government data portals – all formats (CSV)
- Download GLAM datasets from government data portals – CSVs only (CSV)
Number of datasets: 413 (datasets can contain multiple files)
Number of files: 1076
Files by organisation:
State Library of Queensland 277 Queensland State Archives 197 State Library of South Australia 135 Libraries Tasmania 85 South Australian Museum 74 State Library of Western Australia 73 Public Records Office Victoria 56 Queensland Museum 49 State Records South Australia 30 History Trust of South Australia 20 NSW State Archives 19 Western Australian Museum 19 State Records Office of Western Australia 13 State Library of NSW 5 State Library of Victoria 5 National Library of Australia 5 National Archives of Australia 3 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) 3 Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences 3 Mount Gambier Library 2 National Portrait Gallery 2 Museums Victoria 1
Files by format:
Files by licence:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 611 Creative Commons Attribution 275 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International 121 Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia 27 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 9 Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia 8 Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 7 4 Other (Open) 4 notspecified 3 Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 3 Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 2 Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works 4.0 International 1 Custom (Other) 1
Sherratt, Tim. (2019, November 21). GLAM-Workbench/ozglam-data (Version v0.1.0). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3549113