Current version: v1.0.0
Jupyter notebooks to work with data from DigitalNZ's API. For more information see the DigitalNZ section of the GLAM Workbench.
- Build a DigitalNZ API search query – experiment with the DigitalNZ search API
- Getting some top-level data from the DigitalNZ API – poke around at the top-level of DigitalNZ, mainly using facets to generate some collection overviews and summaries
- Harvest facet data from DigitalNZ – explores what facets are available from the DigitalNZ API and demonstrates how to harvest data from them
- Harvest data from Papers Past – harvest large amounts of data from Papers Past (via DigitalNZ) for further analysis
- Select a random(ish) record from DigitalNZ – examines the available facets, then uses them to reduce the size of the results set until it's possible to select a random record
- Find results by country in DigitalNZ – find records relating to particular countries by searching for geocoded locations using bounding boxes
- QueryPic DigitalNZ – a web app to visualise searches in Papers Past over time
- Visualise a search in Papers Past – create a simple visualisation showing the distribution of a search over time and by newspaper
- Papers Past newspapers in DigitalNZ – displays details of the Papers Past newspapers available through DigitalNZ
- Visualising open collections in DigitalNZ – assemble data relating to the
usagestatus of collections and visualise the results in a suitably colourful burst of fireworks!
- Summary of facets
- Individual facets:
See the GLAM Workbench for more details.
There are a number of different ways to use these notebooks. Binder is quickest and easiest, but it doesn't save your data. I've listed the options below from easiest to most complicated (requiring more technical knowledge).
Click on the button above to launch the notebooks in this repository using the Binder service (it might take a little while to load). This is a free service, but note that sessions will close if you stop using the notebooks, and no data will be saved. Make sure you download any changed notebooks or harvested data that you want to save.
See Using Binder for more details.
Reclaim Cloud is a paid hosting service, aimed particularly at supported digital scholarship in hte humanities. Unlike Binder, the environments you create on Reclaim Cloud will save your data – even if you switch them off! To run this repository on Reclaim Cloud for the first time:
- Create a Reclaim Cloud account and log in.
- Click on the button above to start the installation process.
- A dialogue box will ask you to set a password, this is used to limit access to your Jupyter installation.
- Sit back and wait for the installation to complete!
- Once the installation is finished click on the 'Open in Browser' button of your newly created environment (note that you might need to wait a few minutes before everything is ready).
See Using Reclaim Cloud for more details.
The Nectar Research Cloud (part of the Australian Research Data Commons) provides cloud computing services to researchers in Australian and New Zealand universities. University-affiliated researchers can log on to Nectar and receive up to 6 months of free cloud computing time. And if you need more, you can apply for a specific project allocation.
The GLAM Workbench is available in the Nectar Cloud as a pre-configured application. This means you can get it up and going without worrying about the technical infrastructure – just fill in a few details and you're away! To create an instance of this repository in the Nectar Cloud:
- Log in to the Nectar Dashboard using your university credentials.
- From the Dashboard choose Applications -> Browse Local.
- Enter 'GLAM' in the filter box and hit Enter, you should see the GLAM Workbench application.
- Click on the GLAM Workbench application's Quick Deploy button.
- Step through the various configuration options. Some options are only available if you have a dedicated project allocation.
- When asked to select a GLAM Workbench repository, choose 'DigitalNZ' from the dropdown list.
- Complete the configuration and deploy your GLAM Workbench instance.
- The url to access your instance will be displayed once it's ready. Click on the url!
See Using Nectar for more information.
You can use Docker to run a pre-built computing environment on your own computer. It will set up everything you need to run the notebooks in this repository. This is free, but requires more technical knowledge – you'll have to install Docker on your computer, and be able to use the command line.
- Install Docker Desktop.
- Create a new directory for this repository and open it from the command line.
- From the command line, run the following command:
docker run -p 8888:8888 --name digitalnz -v "$PWD":/home/jovyan/work quay.io/glamworkbench/digitalnz repo2docker-entrypoint jupyter lab --ip 0.0.0.0 --NotebookApp.token='' --LabApp.default_url='/lab/tree/index.ipynb'
- It will take a while to download and configure the Docker image. Once it's ready you'll see a message saying that Jupyter Notebook is running.
- Point your web browser to
See Using Docker for more details.
If you know your way around the command line and are comfortable installing software, you might want to set up your own computer to run these notebooks.
Assuming you have recent versions of Python and Git installed, the steps might be something like:
- Create a virtual environment, eg:
python -m venv digitalnz
- Open the new directory"
- Activate the environment
- Clone the repository:
git clone https://github.com/GLAM-Workbench/digitalnz.git notebooks
- Open the new
- Install the necessary Python packages:
pip install -r requirements.txt
- Run Jupyter:
See the GLAM Workbench for more details.
See the GLAM Workbench or Zenodo for up-to-date citation details.