Papers Past

For you, with all best wishes…

Yep, there’s a new version of QueryPic. About 18 months ago I created a little Python script to visualise search results in Trove’s collection of digitised newspapers. After a bit more tweaking. I christened it QueryPic. People started to use it. It was even reviewed in the Journal of Digital Humanities. With the release of […]

The new QueryPic (or what a difference an API makes)

It seems a bit late to be introducing the newest version of QueryPic. Folks are already using it to explore the contents of digitised newspapers made available through Trove and Papers Past. Some, like the National Library of New Zealand, Andrew S. Bowman and the Carnamah Historical Society are already blogging about it. But I suppose […]


You may have noticed I have a bit on an interest in exploring ways of using digitised historical newspapers. In the last year or so I’ve spent a lot of time scraping, mining, processing and visualising content from the Trove collection of digitised Australian newspapers. But what about other countries? Recently I was invited to a digital […]