GLAM Workbench and web archives: An overview with Tim Sherratt

Date: December 7th
Time: 2 pm PST / 5 pm EST (the late EST start is to accommodate our Australian speaker)

As part of our ongoing Web Archives Webinar Series, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) invites you to join us for a webinar with Tim Sherratt, creator of the GLAM Workbench.

Tim has created and shared a wide variety of digital tools, examples, tutorials, and datasets over the last decade, including QueryPic and TroveHarvester. The GLAM Workbench uses Jupyter, GitHub, and Binder to bring together these resources in a way that supports people’s explorations through digital GLAM collections, including web archives.

In this session, Tim will provide an overview of the GLAM Workbench with an eye to its potential use in the domain of web archives. Tools available through the GLAM Workbench, like Jupyter Notebooks, can help researchers interrogate web archives, “ask historical questions… [and] frame those questions by revealing what sort of data is available, how to get it, and what you can do with it.”

About Tim Sherratt
Tim is an historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. He’s worked across the cultural heritage sector and has been developing online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993. His creations include useful things like QueryPic, strange things like the Vintage Face Depot, and important things like The Real Face of White Australia. You can find him at or as @wragge on Twitter.

About the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition
Under the auspices of the CARL Digital Preservation Working Group and the Advancing Research Committee, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) is an inclusive community of practice within Canadian libraries, archives, and other memory institutions engaged or otherwise interested in web archiving. This community explores gaps and opportunities that can be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies, actions, and services, including collaborative collection development, training, infrastructure development, and support for practitioners.