Tuesday, 30 June 2009

RCAHMS Canmore goes interactive

The CANMORE website, produced by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, is to become fully interactive from August. The following is an abridgement of the press release:

RCAHMS is the national collection of images and items about Scotland’s built heritage. The Edinburgh-based organisation maintains a searchable website allowing interested people quick access to archive materials about the built heritage throughout Scotland, ranging from ancient archaeological sites to the latest architectural ventures.

From August, its main web-based archive – Canmore - will become interactive for the first time. Members of the public will then be able to add detail to any of Canmore’s 280,000 places of interest and upload copies of their own site photos to share with other users. The innovative project has received Heritage Lottery funding to develop the system.

The interactive site is being tested during June and July and has already attracted some fascinating contributions. A group of Brownies from Elgin who took part in a workshop with RCAHMS to learn about Pictish stones have uploaded the photographs they took including images of Sueno’s Stone in Forres housed in its protective glass case.

Your contributions can be added from mid-August, 2009 on http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/.

(With thanks to Simon Fowler at Ancestors magazine)


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