Those clever people at History Pin have now created a You Tube page so that you can go and see the brilliant short advert for History Pin and you can also see 2 videos filmed on the day of the launch in the Faraday Theatre which I attended. The first film is great as it takes you step-by-step on how to use and add things to History Pin - so why not take a look and then have a go at adding some of your old photos or add a story?
The second film tells you all about how History Pin began and gives you more information about Google's relationship which We Are What We Do and the future of the project. Click here:
Amazing History Pin You Tube page
On Thursday 3rd June I attended the official launch of the amazing new HISTORY PIN project. The launch was held at The Royal Institute of Great Britain (where the Christmas lectures take place). I was joined there by my colleague Andrew Westwood-Bate from the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History - who are taking a lead in promoting and supporting this project in Cambridgeshire.
It was a fantastic day and a superb launch, we met with lots of other people involved with the History Pin project, we learnt a lot more about the plans for the project in the future as it grows and becomes world wide. The building we were in was a wonderful location and we all enjoyed the event. There is a lot to report and a lot to take in to account with this new project. It will have a bearing on all community archives, and other smaller website based archives. The plans for the extras to come are amazing too.
Have a look at the (now public) History Pin website:
They've just added a great video introduction on the site, so why not take a look :)
Get yourself involved and start adding you stories and pictures (it's really easy to use) And don't forget, if you need a hand with using the site, collecting memories/old pics/scanning/making video or audio files etc. please do get in touch either with me or Cambridgeshire Association for Local History and we will help you :)
I'll be back with more information and news on this fanatstic new project soon x
NEWS FLASH!!! NEWS FLASH!!!
I am pleased to announce that I am now working in co-ordination with We Are What We Do & Google on a fantastic new project called 'HISTORY PIN'. I am so pleased I have been one of the first people in Cambridgeshire to trial this project and have already added history photos and stories to Google Maps via HISTORY PIN. See below for the OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE!
I will be working with the project both as an individual and in co-operation with Cambridge Community Archives Network (CCAN). The official launch of the project is next week - I will keep you posted on how that goes, how you can be involved and how you can help record Cambridgeshire's past on this world wide platform :)
Social movement WE ARE WHAT WE DO has joined forces with Google to create Historypin – a digital time machine that creates a new way for the world to see and share history.
Using Google Maps and Streetview technology, Historypin aims to become the largest user-generated archive of the world’s historical images and stories. Its growth relies on archives and the public to dig out, upload and place their old photos onto the site. Uniquely, Historypin allows users to layer their old images onto modern Street View scenes, creating a series of windows into the past.
Working together to develop and deliver Historypin, WE ARE WHAT WE DO and Google have shared a commitment to digital inclusion and finding innovative ways of bringing generations together around online tools. As part of WE ARE WHAT WE DO’s current campaign to get different generations talking more, Historypin was conceived as a fun and easy way for old & young to come together to share their history.
WE ARE WHAT WE DO are inviting the archivist community to participate in growing Historypin. Contributers to date include Mirrorpix, London Transport Museum, London Metropolitan Archives, Cambridge Community Archives Network & many more.
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