The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Building Your Own Searchable Document Archive

This session teaches you how to make searchable document archives. Transparency Toolkit recently built a hosted archive service to help journalists compile, explore, filter, and publish large sets of documents. You will learn how to use this software to create a searchable database by uploading files in your browser, analyse the data with text mining tools, and publish the documents.

Technical Requirements

No technical background is required.

4 July 2019 – #CIJSummer 2019/DAY 1

Building Your Own Searchable Document Archive

Brennan Novak

Brennan Novak is a UX designer/developer and data hacker who focuses on creating user-friendly tools for journalists and freedom of information activists. He has been a core team member of Transparency Toolkit since 2015 and has also worked on other privacy enhancing open-source tools.

MC McGrath

MC McGrath is the founder of Transparency Toolkit, a non-profit organisation that creates open-source software to help journalists, activists, and human rights groups collect, analyse, search, and understand data.
  • 4 July 2019 16.30–17.30
Location: Room 105 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
All levels