This was the name of a session I ran at Barcamp Berkshire at the weekend.
It was the first time I’d proposed and run and session at a barcamp so I was pretty nervous but luckily six other people came to join me.
I’m involved in a local history project that will generate a lot of digital pictures, audio, text and reports.
The default of the project team is to put them on to a hard drive that locals can access but I really want to see how we can get all of the material online so as many people can see and use it as possible.
I ran the barcamp session as a way to pick brains and get some ideas on how to do this.
I’m so glad I ran it. As a result of the session I found out about:
- A local history project in Wales that has used Flickr to store photos and a blog to add context to them http://blog.stuartherbert.com/photography/merthyr-road/
- A platform used by Oxford University for a WW1 history project – RunCoCo http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/runcoco/
It was also suggested that a great local history project is one that links the online with real life, perhaps using something like QR codes in the village so that people can access the material when they’re there.
These are all really useful ideas and I really appreciate people taking the time to come to my session.
If you’ve got other ideas for how I can open up this image, audio and text content then please leave me a comment below.