An innovative solution to the management and expansion of heritage digital collections.
Edinburgh Collected provides an innovative solution to the problem heritage organisations are currently facing - how to gather their 'future history' from local people's digital collections. Edinburgh Collected is crowd-sourcing citizens memories through images and text, adding to the award shortlisted existing digital products delivered and managed by Edinburgh Libraries.
The project was delivered in under a year, with a team involving Edinburgh Libraries staff, the Nesta developer and web designer, and in-house UX support.
Joint financing on a 50/50 basis was provided from Nesta UK and each contributing local authority.
The project was fortunate in having the full support of the Council, specifically from the then Chief Executive Sue Bruce, and Chief Information Officer Claudette Jones. This gave the project a mandate to proceed, and also to ensure it was supported post delivery.
Nesta Open Data Scotland programme - http://ow.ly/Z3RzJ
The City of Edinburgh Council Open Data Strategy - http://ow.ly/Z3RLs
Museums Association article (April 2015) - http://ow.ly/Z3S0c
SOCRATA article (July 2015) - https://www.socrata.com/blog/open-data-helps-edinburgh-preserve-memories/