Office Hours

The Australian Digital Observatory, along with the Australian Text Analytics Platform, the Language Data Commons of Australia and the Time Layered Cultural Map projects invites you to attend our regular office hours.

These sessions run over Zoom from 2-3pm (Australia/Sydney time) every second Tuesday – drop in and bring your research questions relating to all of the topics below (and more!) and ask our experts directly. No question is too small, and even if we don’t know the answer we are likely to be able to point you to who can. Our sessions for the remainder of 2021 are on:

  1. October 26, 2pm AEDT (1pm AEST)
  2. November 9, 2pm AEDT (1pm AEST)
  3. November 23, 2pm AEDT (1pm AEST)
  4. December 7, 2pm AEDT (1pm AEST)

You can register to attend here:

​What We Can Help With

​Time Layered Cultural Map

TLCMap is a set of tools that work together for mapping Australian history and culture. Some questions we can answer:
• How can I make interactive web maps for humanities research?
• How can I find place names in Australia?
• How can I see change over time on a map?

Australian Digital Observatory

The Australian Digital Observatory is an ecosystem of tools and services for dealing with
dynamic digital data.

We can answer questions like:
• How can I collect data from the web or social media platforms?
• How can I access and use existing collections of social media data?
• What kind of analysis can I do with the social media data I have?

Australian Text Analytics Platform (ATAP)

The Australian Text Analytics Platform provides tools for computational analysis of text data. The platform is currently in development, but we can answer questions like:

• What are useful tools which I can use in working with text?
• What sort of analyses are possible with the data which I have?
• What format should my data be in if I want to carry out a certain analysis?

Language Data Commons of Australia

The Language Data Commons of Australia will provide a single point of entry for finding and accessing language data in Australia. The facility is currently in development, but we can answer questions such as:

• What language data relevant to my problem already exists in Australia?
• How can I gain access to language data held in different places and collections?