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Archives in the Big Society


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A project to investigate engagement with archives using Web 2.0 software:!/mcrarchives

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Archives in the Big Society

  1. 1. Archives in the Big Society New technology – new users – new uses An MLA funded project
  2. 2. Why ? <ul><li>UK PSQG Survey 2007: </li></ul><ul><li>98% of UK archives visitors white </li></ul><ul><li>67% of UK archives visitors aged 55 or over </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary Photographic Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Local Image Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Archives collections </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project <ul><li>Launch 15 December </li></ul><ul><li>MDDA </li></ul><ul><li>People’s Voice Media </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: Tib Street, Canal Street, Hulme </li></ul><ul><li>Hack Day </li></ul>
  4. 4. I think this is the Lady Chapel, which was destroyed in WW2, of Manchester Cathedral. The building to the right of the picture will be the Corn Exchange. We are looking, in this photo, up Fennel Street, towards Withy Grove. I remember seeing a solitary stonemason rebuilding this Chapel, with his tripod block lift, over a period of time. Joseph McGarraghy, 10 Dec 2010 I miss him, and the weird space shuttle thing! kate_is_busy, 13 Dec 2010
  5. 9. Sustainability <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight topical collections </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr/open source API </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Scan and upload </li></ul><ul><li>Possible future partners </li></ul><ul><li>New Central Library </li></ul>