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What makes a successful crowdsource project?

Posted by Tracey Butler on 20 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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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WW100 Resources

Posted by Tracey Butler on 23 April 2015 | 0 Comments

As part of our core business at NZMS we get to see and handle some incredible items and images. Over the last few months, with the countdown to the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, many of the amazing things we have seen have related to WW1 - and the experiences of the men and women abroad.

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The trouble with facebook

Posted by Tracey Butler on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Facebook has changed the way we share our lives - we use it to store our photographs, note important dates, maintain and develop new relationships, support favourite businesses, and to collaborate with like-minded people in facebook groups. It's a fantastic tool, and it's free (assuming you don't mind the advertisements and 'spam' posts coming through your feed).

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The Mystery of the Decimal Clock

Posted by Tracey Butler on 10 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Brendon started it.  As he was working on some updates to the National Army Museum's Recollect site, he came across this image:

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Graph Databases 101

Posted by Chris Dempsey on 28 February 2015 | 0 Comments

You may have heard the term 'graph database' and how they provide the magic behind facebook, Google, Twitter and seemingly everything else on the web today. What exactly is a graph database, and why should you be interested in them? Let me explain.

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Love your Crowd

Posted by Brendon on 13 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Crowd Saucing Crowdsourcing

As much as I love Christmas, I am reminded of the frustration I have with large crowds – where do these people magically appear from?

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Viva la Resolution!

Posted by Tracey Butler on 28 January 2015 | 0 Comments

We've had some questions lately about resolution - dpi/ppi and web versus print - and while it seems from the outside to be a bit of a dark art, it's actually not that tricky.

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Content Moderation – opening your metadata to the masses

Posted by Chris Dempsey on 13 January 2015 | 0 Comments

A discussion we’re often having is around content moderation, and which camp you fall into. Are you a guardian who requires all new data to be verified, approved, cleansed and signed off before it goes live? Or are you a libertarian who encourages open and free discussion in your data from a wide and diverse audience? Likely you are somewhere in the middle, happy to have content added, but with a veto on it to remove the chaff and retain the wheat. Let’s have a look at the various options and check out the pros and cons.

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NDF 2014

Posted by Janine Delaney on 1 December 2014 | 0 Comments

Recollect's Janine (left) and Michelle with Brewster Kahle
With so many inspiring speakers and messages this year, it was impossible to pick a favourite.  Here are a few highlights the Recollect team came away with: 

Many challenges were issued and visions put forward.  It will be interesting to see how many will be taken up in 2015. 

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Will we see you at NDF in Wellington?

Posted by Tracey Butler on 17 November 2014 | 1 Comments

Recollect will be at NDF on 25 and 26 November.  Janine, Michelle and Andy will be on site, and while they will be eagerly attending the sessions they would love to catch up with you during breaks.  Some Recollect clients are speaking at NDF this year, so pop in and hear:

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