Some exhibition magic with Zotero and Omeka

I tell the full story of the newspaper’s campaign in Inigo Jones: The Weather Prophet. but I’ve always wanted to do something more with the letters. Inspiration finally arrived this year when a conference on rural media was organised to mark the The Land‘s centenary. I decided to create a little exhibition using the letters […]

Embedded archives

Some of you may have noticed that my Hacking a research project post featured a file from the National Archives of Australia embedded as a Cooliris widget. Huh? To jog your memory, here it is again: No, it’s not just an image, it’s a little 3D wall. You can pan and zoom to your heart’s […]

Doing it yourself

I was doing some research using the National Archives of Australia’s RecordSearch database the other day and became frustrated that there is no way of seeing how many pages are in a digitised file without clicking on the ‘Display digital copy’ link. So I fixed it. As a userscript it’s hardly worthy of a blog […]

MoA buttons galore

Mapping our Anzacs, in case you don’t know, provides a Google map interface to the 375,000+ WWI service records held by the National Archives of Australia. Amongst other other things, you can add scrapbook posts to individual entries and create tributes. It’s meant to encourage exploration, so go on… explore! If you’ll do, you’ll notice […]