Jun 112010
 

Over the last few weeks we’ve been really delighted to see that lots of you have been reading the blog, following us on Twitter and feeding back your comments and enthusiasm for the project. We really appreciate the support and we thought that we could probably make a few additions to the website to make it more useful for you  particularly while we are still developing  the AddressingHistory tool.

So, we have added a new How Do I Get Involved?” page where you will find a brief guide to what you can do to get involved in the project us and what you will be able to do with the tool when it is launched on the website. We hope you find this a useful addition and would welcome suggestions for any other information or resources you’d like to see here on the AddressingHistory website – or topics you’d like to see us blogging about.

A Quick Project Update

Development of the AddressingHistory tool is progressing well with our software engineer Joe hard at work extracting data from the digitised directories and trying to find the most successful ways to display and filter names, addresses and listings. We hope we’ll be able to bring you a guest post from Joe along with some screen shots of our very early test version some time soon so watch this space.

Jun 012010
 

Stuart Macdonald, the Addressing History Project Manager, will be presenting a poster giving an overview of the AddressingHistory project at IASSIST 2010, which runs from 1st -4th June  at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. IASSIST is the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology and the theme of this year’s event is “Social Data and Social Networking: Connecting Social Science Communities across the Globe”.

If you are attending the event you can find details of the abstract on the IASSIST website. Anyone can access Stuart’s Addressing History IASSIST 2010 Poster here.

Stuart also recently gave a related overview presentation at the inaugural Open Knowledge Scotland event, the Open Knowledge Scotland presentation on AddressingHistory can be downloaded here.