Quick newsflash: My most recent talk at the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference organised by TNA and RLUK in Birmingham last year in autumn is now online as part of RLUK’s web presence. This is a first for me. I am not soo keen on the video but you can flick through the slideshow and read the abstract (and watch the video if you must).
The talk was about Britain from Above’s engagement programme with virtual volunteers, ‚traditional‘ volunteers and all other very faithful and active users who contributed to britainfromabove.org.uk, written after the Activity Team had wrapped up their work but before all final evaluation results came in.
Britain from Above was a four year Heritage Lottery funded project run by English Heritage (soon to be Historic England) and its partners, the Royal Commissions on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland and Wales. It aimed at conserving, digitising, cataloguing and making available online on http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk the first 95,000 images of the Aerofilms collection, those taken between 1919 and 2006. Overall, this unique collection comprises of more than 1.2 million negatives, taken between 1919 and 2006, documenting the changing face of Britain in the 20th century.
You can find out more here: http://www.rluk.ac.uk/about-us/blog/britain-above-user-engagement-digital-real-world/