What's going on at Recollect HQ
and other interesting ramblings!
We believe in lasting online engagement within a community, and recognise the principles that need to be considered for capturing past and present information with a view to building identity as well as informing and perhaps setting future direction.
Many community service organisations, such as libraries and archives, have been working through a significant sea change as many of their customers seek more and more digital services. These customers are experiencing a new world on line through various social platforms like Facebook and are frustrated when they are offered a digital representation of traditional services.
Janine Delaney was one of the presenters at this year's NDF Conference, held last week at Te Papa.
One of the very first collections to be ingested into Recollect was the Revelle Jackson collection from Upper Hutt City Libraries.
You don’t tend to get those words together in the same string, but what’s exciting me about metadata at this point is the creative possibilities that it offers. For most of my time in archives & libraries, metadata seems to have been primarily about standards and those standards were primarily about interoperability. So metadata that works for computers... but what about metadata that works for people?
Some digital collections may be greatly enhanced by asking for contributions from your community - whether that is your member base, current and previous residents in your area, or others from your global audience who may be able to share content that is relevant.
Launch of a new Recollect site is a big deal - our clients put a lot of work into getting their collections online - so we love it when our clients recognise this and have a formal launch to celebrate their achievement. Janine Delaney, Andy Fenton, and Leigh Rout were delighted to be invited to the launch of ADAM: Antarctica NZ Digital Asset Manager in Christchurch last week (June 18 2015).
When I first started planning the Recollect system I was tasked with checking out what was already out there: What systems are in place now, and what do they offer that we could take some inspiration from?
In this third blog about the power of a crowd, we thought we'd share some real case studies with you. We have selected three quite different examples for you: the first a transcription project, the second an image based DAM solution, and the final case is a commercial solution. Each case came with unique challenges that were solved with a customised crowdsource solution.
Whether your project is private or public, or whether it uses a 'wild' (public/volunteers) or 'tame' (staff/contractors/members) crowd, there are some simple techniques to ensure it is successful.
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