Press Picker

Press Picker was created to help select British Library newspaper titles for digitisation. Read more about the context in this blog post and see an interactive demo in this post. The tool provides an overview of newspaper holdings over time, their different formats (hardcopy or microfilm), and the relationship between titles connected by name changes. Titles can be selected within the interface and their data exported. We are sharing the code for reuse.
Press Picker consists of two Python Jupyter notebooks. The first (Step 01) filters and processes the newspaper data in preparation for the second notebook (Step 02), which visualises the data. Some data pre-processing is done in another notebook.

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Additional information

Status

Team/Department

Collab with

Multiple Partners

Category

Code Location

Outcome

Code

Contact (BL)

McKer, Luke

IT Lead (External)

Olivia Vane

Other People

Olivia Vane, Kasra Hosseini and Giorgia Tolfo.

Project Goal

Press Picker was created to help select British Library newspaper titles for digitisation. Read more about the context in this blog post and see an interactive demo in this post. The tool provides an overview of newspaper holdings over time, their different formats (hardcopy or microfilm), and the relationship between titles connected by name changes. Titles can be selected within the interface and their data exported. We are sharing the code for reuse.

Project Info

Press Picker consists of two Python Jupyter notebooks. The first (Step 01) filters and processes the newspaper data in preparation for the second notebook (Step 02), which visualises the data. Some data pre-processing is done in another notebook.

Re-Usable

Yes, with specific data

Dataset Used

Dataset Notes

Newspapers from 1780-1918

Funding

LWM funding

External Partners

Alan Turing Institute

Doc. available?

Yes

Doc. Notes

https://github.com/Living-with-machines/PressPicker_public

Online Articles (External)

https://livingwithmachines.ac.uk/press-picker-visualising-formats-and-title-name-changes-in-the-british-librarys-newspaper-holdings/

Attachments

1

Released

01/03/2021 00:00

Release Version

0.1.0

Released by

Kasra Hosseini