Unlocking the Airwaves Utilities
airwaves-cli is a small, single purpose command line utility for uploading data to the Internet Archive for the Unlocking the Airwaves project. Page scans of digitized archival folders are packaged into a zip file and then uploaded to the Media History collection at the Internet Archive using their API. The uploaded data includes metadata for the folder which is being curated in an Airtable database.
For convenience the airwaves-cli is distributed on the Python Package Index. Once you have Python installed you can:
pip install airwaves
Once the airwaves package is installed you can publish an item that has been cataloged in our AirTable database by giving the upload subcommand a folder identifier and the name of the zip file containing the page scans for that folder.
airwaves upload naeb-b110-f04-03 naeb-b110-f04-03.zip
The first time you run airwaves it will prompt you for the Airtable and Internet Archive API keys since these are private to the project.
If you want to see all the NAEB items by searching the AAPB website you can:
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.