Scottish Genealogy

Monday, 12 December 2011

RCAHMS seeks your feedback on social media and archives

Just a quick reminder that the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland [RCAHMS] are looking for your opinions on changes to the way that they use social media to allow users to interact with their collections.

As part of the 'Beyond Text' programme (investigating communication across time and place using performance, sounds, images and objects) RCAHMS will be looking to implement some of the following ideas:
  1. Image tagging – to enable users to add their own keywords to Canmore images and to search for these tags, turning Canmore into a browsable image bank
  2. Thesaurus – to enable users to nominate Canmore images to represent each site type definition
  3. RCAHMS Data Service – to enable members of the public to search for data and export the results to develop new interactive resources, for example Apps
They have an online survey at their website and it is well worth taking part so that you can add your ideas to the mix.  Social media is playing a bigger part in our lives, and it is now also playing a bigger role in archives and other cultural institutions too.  Visit their site to read more about the Beyond Text project and take part in the survey - you need to hurry though - last day for the survey is the 16th of December. 

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