What's going on at Recollect HQ
and other interesting ramblings!
You've digitised some videos - or created new ones. They are quite long but have some absolute gems contained within them. Or perhaps you've found some film and had it digitised but don't have much contextual information about the content. Or, maybe there are significant people or topics shown at various points in the video, but it's difficult to find them.
There is much joy to be found in the interactivity offered by RECOLLECT – you can tag people, add interesting keywords, and personal stories and memories – but one of the most addictive offerings is the ability to Geotag a photograph.
My geotagging addiction started while working on the National Army Museum’s brand new RECOLLECT site. In the process of adding generalised location information, it became clear that some of the landmarks featured in the photographs could still be standing 100 years on. An addition to the node template was made on the fly and within a few short clicks the ability to search for and pinpoint the location on the globe was enabled for every photograph on the site.
After a very busy couple of months preparing two sites for launch, some of the Recollect team members are putting on their safari gear and heading out of the office. Here's a quick update of where they'll be over the next few weeks:
Recollect sites launch to the public: NZEI Heritage and Our Boys, Your Stories.
We now have a range of hosting options to fit your business requirements. Larger storage, dedicated server and dual server options are all available, and remain New Zealand based to ensure your precious digital assets stay on-shore.
100 years have passed since the onset of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany on the 4th of August 1914 in what was to become known as World War One. Today a kiwi might be justified in asking why we ever got involved back then – but to me that’s a question that lacks context – and I am quite sure if you asked anyone of that time they would consider it the right thing to do, that the honour was theirs.
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