“Our hope is that the projects will provide an enjoyable way for participants to interact with historic maps, whilst also engaging in a useful activity that will produce long-term benefits”: Interview with Christopher Fleet and Katie Haffie, of the National Library of Scotland

“Our hope is that the projects will provide an enjoyable way for participants to interact with historic maps, whilst also engaging in a useful activity that will produce long-term benefits”: Interview with Christopher Fleet and Katie Haffie, of the National Library of Scotland

Today, we are talking with Christopher Fleet, Map Curator, and Katie Haffie, Community Data Harvester, about a three-tiered crowdsourcing maps project that has just kicked off at the National Library of Scotland. We discuss the mechanics of data harvesting, the...
Archives ‘on the go’:  ‘What Was Here?’ uses technology to bring content from the ‘research room’ into the wider world, for self-directed exploration.

Archives ‘on the go’: ‘What Was Here?’ uses technology to bring content from the ‘research room’ into the wider world, for self-directed exploration.

Introduction In June 2019, the East Riding Archives (Beverley, East Yorkshire, England) officially launched its new app, called ‘What Was Here?’. This marked the culmination of a 4-year journey in which we had sought to find new ways of engaging audiences with...