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Some research projects that have used QueryPic

A Twitter thread about some of the research uses of QueryPic…

QueryPic, my tool for visualising searches in @TroveAustralia’s digitised newspapers, has been around in different forms for more than 10 years. The latest version is part of the #GLAMWorkbench: https://t.co/qnY5tVDwgY #researchinfrastructure pic.twitter.com/QyHWJwGV3u

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

I thought I’d highlight some of the research publications that have made use of QueryPic over the years, so, in no particular order...

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

There’s @Airminded’s article in @HistAustJournal – Brett Holman (2013) 'Dreaming War: Airmindedness and the Australian Mystery Aeroplane Scare of 1918', History Australia, 10:2, 180-201, DOI: https://t.co/2wgiLueHGL

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

A book! Simon Sleight, Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2013. https://t.co/CPgGMrYYYq pic.twitter.com/XryAF0hJ5K

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

Yorick Smaal (2013) Keeping it in the family: prosecuting incest in colonial Queensland, Journal of Australian Studies, 37:3, 316-332, DOI: https://t.co/n5tQlER9Vo pic.twitter.com/tKzpAosu1i

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

In @AHSjournal there’s – Murray G. Phillips & Gary Osmond (2015) Australia's Women Surfers: History, Methodology and the Digital Humanities, Australian Historical Studies, 46:2, 285-303, DOI: https://t.co/Gxs1Ru6Ojt

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

Gary Osmond (2015) ‘Pink Tea and Sissy Boys’: Digitized Fragments of Male Homosexuality, Non-Heteronormativity and Homophobia in the Australian Sporting Press, 1845–1954, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 32:13, 1578-1592, DOI: https://t.co/C6FndD7C4E

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

Murray G. Phillips, Gary Osmond & Stephen Townsend (2015) A Bird’s-Eye View of the Past: Digital History, Distant Reading and Sport History, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 32:15, 1725-1740, DOI: https://t.co/4rB2hkmmDM

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

Sarah Ailwood and Maree Sainsbury, ‘Copyright Law, Readers and Authors in Colonial Australia’, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 14, no. 3, 2014. https://t.co/XWqx8XJGLQ

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

Sarah Ailwood and Maree Sainsbury, ‘The Imperial Effect: Literary Copyright Law in Colonial Australia’, Law, Culture and the Humanities, vol. 12, no. 3, 1 October 2016, pp. 716–740. https://t.co/s6HrBZmQ6N

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

A book chapter by @JVLamond – Lamond, J, 2016, 'Zones of Connection: Common Reading in a Regional Australian Library', in Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, pp. 355-374. https://t.co/o3oAmreYne

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

Not just history – Scifleet, P., Henninger, M. & Albright, K.H. (2013). When social media are your source. Information Research, 18(3) paper C41. https://t.co/qOYbZ3TMTf pic.twitter.com/GDP2TmeUzp

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

There’s also a number of references to QueryPic as a tool in the DH & library literature, that I won’t list.

There’s probably more – citation of tools like QueryPic can be a bit hit and miss.

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

The latest version of QueryPic is designed to be both easy-to-use and flexible – click a link to start it up, paste in your @TroveAustralia API key, and a search url from Trove… and bingo!

For a quick intro, see this video: https://t.co/Hh1oDIOh9a

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

But even though it’s easy to get started, QueryPic can do interesting things like compare queries. You can also adjust facets, date ranges, and time scales.

This video shows you how to create more complex queries: https://t.co/0CoJhO7vaJ

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

As I often say, not all #researchinfrastructure has to be big. A simple tool like this can help researchers see their topics in new ways.

And from this starting point, there’s all sorts of pathways to follow in the #GLAMWorkbench https://t.co/AC2tipN8eY

— Tim Sherratt (@wragge) August 29, 2021

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://updates.timsherratt.org/2021/08/30/some-research-projects.html