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FSM May 19 - Contribute to Trove
The Trove search engine provides access to content from Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) and is a rich and deep source of Australian history and culture covering content such as newspapers, journals, maps, diaries, correspondence, photos, music, objects and artworks. It enables searching and sorting the items using various criteria such as the publication, date, geography, author, content and other metadata...but did you know we can make it even better? This month we'll go through setting up an account on Trove and see how we can contribute to this valuable collection of Australian heritage. We'll review some old documents that have been run through optical character recognition and confirm or correct the text to improve future accessibility and search. We'll also see how easy it is to add tags to any item to help discoverability and we'll also talk about useful commenting and the new user lists After the Trove session Michael will take us through all the Free and Open Source Gnews for the month. Then we'll head down to Errol street for dinner and more Open Source chatter. This will be a hands on session working with Trove so try and bring a laptop or tablet to work from. See you all on Thursday the 19th at Electron Workshop for Free Software Melbourne July.

Electron Workshop

31 Arden St, North Melbourne · Melbourne

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    Started in 2010, our group focuses on the social issues around software and technology. We avoid deeply technical discussion since plenty of other groups do that. We meet monthly, have a presentation and some discussion, then some chat about current news. Some of us then continue the discussion over dinner at a nearby restaurant. Other times we hold free software games nights, host visiting international guests, or run public events like Software Freedom Day (

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