• @TroveAirRaidBot, a 24/7/365 research assistant

    Author(s):
    Brett Holman (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Great Britain, History, Modern, Military history, Digital humanities
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Trove, Twitter, aerial bombardment, Modern British history, Digital history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/9h30-ke82
    Abstract:
    Like many other historians I use Trove for both targeted searches and exploratory ones, which in itself has revolutionised my historical research practice. However, I have recently been exploring the potential of Tim Sherratt's concept of 'Trove bots' – Twitter bots which tweet links to random Trove Newspaper articles – as, in effect, automated research assistants, as well as public engagement tools. Here, I will discuss how I have been using one such bot, @TroveAirRaidBot, in my current writing project, and its limitations and hopefully its potential.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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    All Rights Reserved
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