Presentation on theme: "AddressingHistory – Tracing the Past Stuart Macdonald AddressingHistory Project Manager Nicola Osborne Project Officer & EDINA Social Media Officer EDINA."— Presentation transcript:
AddressingHistory – Tracing the Past Stuart Macdonald AddressingHistory Project Manager Nicola Osborne Project Officer & EDINA Social Media Officer EDINA & Data Library AddressingHistory Launch - National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh - 17 November 2010
JISC-funded Community Content project 6 months (April 2010 – September 2010) Partner with NLS Advisory Board CC image courtesy of Flickr –
To create an online crowdsourcing tool which will combine data from digitised historical Scottish Post Office Directories (PODs) with contemporaneous historical maps CC image courtesy of Flickr – Similar to Australian Historic Newspapers project provided by National Library of Australia where members of the public correct and improve OCRd text of old newspapers
Project will focus on 3 vols. of Edinburgh PODs: ; 1865; Historic maps geo- referenced by NLS PODs digitised by NLS in conjunction with the Internet Archive Public domain CC image courtesy of Flickr –
CC image courtesy of Flickr – / / Upon registration the tool will allow the crowd to geo-reference a POD entry by moving a map pin on a digitised map Facilitates the addition of a grid reference to the OCRd POD held in an XML database Geo-coding of POD addresses parsed against Google geo-coder
Interface has to be easy-to-use for a range of users Robust and scalable to accommodate 400 Scottish PODs currently being digitised CC image courtesy of Flickr – Crowdsourcing of mass geo-coded content Mechanism to check user-generated content such as geo-references, names, professions
Edinburgh Beltane – beacon of partnership & CHSS knowledge transfer office Amplification of tool and API via Social Media Channels – Facebook, Google Groups, Twitter, Blog, Flickr CC image courtesy of Flickr –
Our Blog has been our hub of activity throughout the project Weve posted items on… Stamp image from Wikimedia Commons: sstamp.jpg Scottish history events and fringe shows Regular project progress reports AddressingHistory Preview announcement Press appearances And various other items we think you might find interesting…
Weve also benefited from some fantastic guest bloggers… UK Stamp: 2 nd Class, Scotland - CC image by Tom BKK.: … and we welcome more!
Stamp image from Wikimedia Commons: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pierre_poivre_mauritius_pos tage_stamp_60_cents.jpg Twitter has helped us find fantastic supporters, friends, and feedback Its already led to articles, previewers, recommendations and those fantastic guest bloggers!
Weve also been making friends on Facebook & encouraging those who Like us to share AddressingHistory! Stamp image from Wikimedia Commons: tuerradiostamp.jpg
Weve a few new treats: –a new Flickr accountFlickr account –AddressingHistory badges for your website or blog –Videos about the projectVideos Weve also been having huge fun meeting people in person here, at Beltane events, at CILIPS, OKScotland, RepositoryFringe, IASSIST, RunCoCo, RSC Scotland Web 2 Forum, and Perth 800. And we hope you will help us by using and contributing edits to AddressingHistory and, most of all, by helping us keep this community of people and groups passionate about Scottish history to thrive. Art - Stamp Art - US - LOVE 1977 – CC image by Vintageprintable1:
What next? Sustainability Google Analytics – measure access and usage of API & generation of User Generated Content Funding CC Image by Karen Horton courtesy of Flickr -
AddressingHistory Online Tool & API – NOW LIVE!