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 253 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 (14 August 2022)¶
- 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: 463 (datasets can contain multiple files)
Number of files: 1192
Files by organisation:
State Library of Queensland 304 Queensland State Archives 204 State Library of South Australia 136 State Records Office of Western Australia 86 Libraries Tasmania 85 South Australian Museum 74 State Library of Western Australia 73 Public Records Office Victoria 62 Queensland Museum 51 State Records South Australia 30 History Trust of South Australia 20 NSW State Archives 19 Western Australian Museum 18 State Library of NSW 5 National Library of Australia 5 State Library of Victoria 5 Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences 4 National Archives of Australia 3 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) 3 Mount Gambier Library 2 National Portrait Gallery 2 Museums Victoria 1
Files by format:
Files by licence:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 646 Creative Commons Attribution 277 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International 127 77 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 Other (Open) 4 notspecified 3 Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 3 Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 2 Custom (Other) 1 Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works 4.0 International 1 1
Sherratt, Tim. (2022). GLAM-Workbench/ozglam-data (version v1.0.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6991091