Exploring the data behind Peoples Collection Wales
The People’s Collection Wales recently passed 90,000 uploads on the website, so I thought now would be a good time to look at the data behind the website.
The website comprises of four content types; items, collections, stories and trails. There are 87,527 items on the site, however, an item can contain multiple objects (images, audio, video, PDF and 3D objects), the 87,527 items are therefore made up of 121,646 objects.
Facts about the content:
- 26,562 tags
- 208 hours of audio
- 49 hours of video
- 2,180 miles of trails
- 19 hours of stories to read
Most Popular Tags
Most Popular What facet
Most popular When facet
I’ve been everywhere, man! — Johnny Cash (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov4epAJRPMw)
Core to the Peoples Collection Wales project is providing training to individuals and community groups.
The map above shows all the roads travelled by the community engagement team, the directions were generated using the Google Maps directions API with the National Library of Wales as the starting point and the training event as the destination.
Exploring collections and users
Collections are created from items, stories and trails. Users upload items onto the website and have the option to create a collection from their content or to create a collection on a topic or theme using a combination of their own content and that of other users.
By creating a collection with other users content, a relationship between users is made. Users can create one or many collections, users content can appear in one or more collections and collections can have one or more items that come from one or more users, this relationship can be visualised as a graph.
Degrees of separation for collections
The graph above shows the relationship between all the collections and the users whose content appears in those collections.
Exploring individual collections and users
Below are examples of one and two degrees of separation between users and collections.
Womens Archive Wales
Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive of Wales exists to promote the study, and to rescue and preserve the sources, of women’s history in Wales — https://www.peoplescollection.wales/users/3062
One degree of separation
Women’s Archive Wales have created 18 collections but their content appears in 77 collections on the website.
Two degrees of separation
A collection by Gruffydd E. Jones
A few of the finest, fairest, fullest and most fun faces with facial hair in the People’s Collection! — https://www.peoplescollection.wales/collections/399559
One Degree of separation
Two Degrees of separation
All the items uploaded onto the website have the option of being geo-located. The animations below show items being uploaded onto the website over a period of months.
About People’s Collection Wales
For more information about the People’s Collection Wales project and to contribute, visit https://www.peoplescollection.wales/about-us.