Shaping Europe

This week we found ourselves working in a slightly different space. For a few days, crews from Europeana, Facts & Files, and RunCoCo set up camp in the European Parliament in Brussels to run the ‘Shaping Europe’ event. Members of … Continue reading

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Culture 2.0

RunCoCo attended the Culture 2.0 festival in Warsaw to give a seminar in the Community Archives strand. This year, the Festival theme was ‘Citizen 2.0′ and an aim was to look at citizenship in culture, explore social aspect of culture … Continue reading

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London Digital Humanities Group

We were very glad to be invited by the London Digital Humanities Group to come and talk about RunCoCo and community collections at one of their meetings. The group meets twice per term and the first meeting this year took … Continue reading

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Beyond 2011

Yesterday we held our free one-day conference at OUCS, University of Oxford (26th May 2011). This year the ‘Beyond’ conference celebrated the joys and challenges of community collections. It was hosted by the RunCoco project and sponsored by JISC. Online … Continue reading

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Being Sociable

We’ve been very busy since the last posting about the RunCoCo’s trip to help the DNB to crowdsource in Germany. So in the meantime here is a transcript of an interview with Piers Scott from The Sociable http://sociable.co/: Piers Scott, … Continue reading

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Road movie to Berlin

From Frankfurt the RunCoCo team travelled to Berlin to help run the next submissions day for the Europeana project “Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten” (The First World War in everyday documents). Although a long train journey, we did have time to … Continue reading

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Spiky subjects

When they arrive at a community collection submissions day, every participant is met by a member of the team who explains the work-flow for the day, more about the project, and in particular the terms and conditions that apply for … Continue reading

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Spiked helmets in the rain

The RunCoCo team helped run the first submissions day for the Europeana project “Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten” (The First World War in everyday documents), on 31 March 2011. This was held at the DNB – the German National Library (die … Continue reading

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Training day photos

On 30 March about 25 German librarians were trained how to run a submissions day for a community collection. They represent institutions who are partnering the German National Library (die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek – DNB) to run the crowdsourcing project, “Erster … Continue reading

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RunCoCo on Tour

Yesterday the RunCoCo team left the dreaming spires of Oxford in bright sunshine, and floral fireworks – magnolia and other blossoms. Today we have been training about 25 German librarians who are partnering the German National Library (die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek … Continue reading

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