University of Otago Solutions
Some Examples of Registries and Repositories of Open Data
Other sources of data specific to your discipline are often included in Subject Guides.
Also see Spatial Data (in Tools>GIS)
Digitised Primary Sources and Datasets
Also see Text Mining
Can I harvest data from any other Library Database?
Many of the databases the Library subscribes to do not allow unsolicited text/data harvesting in their licenses. Some will allow researchers to negotiate access (sometimes for a fee). Please consult with your Subject Librarian before attempting automated data scraping and large scale access to journal articles and databases as part of your project.
What is Open Data?
Otago ITS supported software for qualitative analysis:
Otago ITS supported statistical analysis applications:
Using R to Analyze your Data
Need More Computing Power?
Select a Data Repository
Upload and Share Your Data
Need to Control Who You Share Data With?
Publish in a Data Journal
Get a DOI for your Data
Move Large Amounts of Data
How to Cite Data
Get a DOI for your Data
Cleaning Data Guides
OpenRefine (formally Google Refine)
OpenRefine: Digital Humanities focused tutorial
Learn the basics
Tools to create beautiful visualisations:
See Visualisation (in Tools)
See Create Maps (in Tools>GIS)
Sources of Open Statistical Data
Other sources of statistical data specific to your discipline are often included in Subject Guides.
Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) and Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)
Data Mining / Text Mining
Data or Text mining is where computer software applies automated analytical techniques to interrogate data sets for patterns, trends and other useful information that typically would be incredibly labour intensive or difficult to conceive by traditional human research.
What tools are available for text analysis and topic modeling?
New to APIs? Learn more:
New Zealand API examples:
Other API examples:
If you are interested in whether a specific Library database has an API please contact your Subject Librarian.
In February 2016, the University of Nottingham and British Library Labs organised the workshop “Experimenting with the British Library’s Content and Data” as part of the British Library Labs Roadshow 2016 and the Digital Humanities and Arts Praxis Project. Researchers from the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the British Library Labs team presented experiences of creative use of digital collections and data. The workshop ended with the ‘Ideas Lab’ encouraging participants to explore, experiment and think of ideas of what they might do with the British Library’s digital content and data. This video presents a synthesis of the event.
This guide continues to evolve, and we really welcome your feedback so we can continue to improve it. Please let us know if you find:
We'd also love to hear from you if you want to have your project featured on the guide, or would like to be profiled on the Connect&Collaborate@Otago page. Email Alexander Ritchie, or Antje Lubcke with any comments or suggestions on how we can improve it.
Viva Digital Humanities!