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Submission not submissive!

Posted by Tracey Butler on 21 July 2015 | 1 Comments

Accepting digital content from your Community

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.

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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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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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Geotagging Joy

Posted by Tracey Butler on 15 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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