Wednesday, 18 November 2009

North Ayrshire Libraries Digitisation Project

North Ayrshire Libraries are planning to build a legacy of accessible digitised resources by scanning images held in the photograph collection at the Vennel Local and Family History Centre (Irvine) and have them displayed via the Flickr website along with detailed information about the history portrayed in each image.

At the moment the website displays half a dozen photographs ranging from Kilwinning Road, Irvine, in about 1880, to an aerial photograph of about 1955. The library is asking groups and individuals to become involved through sharing images and adding them to the owner on the Flicr website and, were appropriate, a link would be generated either to the individual or group website.

More information on the project can be obtained from Jill McColl or Norma Cullen at the Vennel Local and Family History Centre on 01294 275059 or by e-mail at

(With thanks to Ian Kennedy at Troon @ Ayrshire FHS)

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