1.A web crawling bot to pickup records 2. Transformers to change the records 3. A loader to dump them in Trove 5 Dragline loading a dump truck at German Creek brown coal open mine, Queensland, 1985 Sievers, Wolfgang http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4801485 Tonka, Brian Auer https://flic.kr/p/4qKzQE Mi colección de Transformers (17/Dic/2007) Gustavo Vargas https://flic.kr/p/4ee2Nh
Why didn’t they become a Trove contributor? 1.No resources, no money, no capability for technical change 2.Can’t meet a metadata standard (that no longer exists) 6
Lessons Learned Adaptation of existing functions – Sitemap harvesting – RSS harvesting – XSLT Transformation Development of generic rather than specialised tools Staff learning opportunities – we became better at using core technology 39
Future Re-examine contributors previously unable to meet technical requirements Encourage re-use of the dataset – including adding it to library catalogues as well as scholarly analysis Think beyond conventional data 40
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