This page has two sections: Press Resources, which includes various resources for the Press and bloggers and Articles on AddressingHistory which includes selected pieces on the project and the tool.
Please get in touch if there is anything that you would like to see added here and, of course, get in touch if you would like any further information on AddressingHistory.
The best way to contact the AddressingHistory project team is to email us (email@example.com) or call the EDINA helpdesk (0131 650 3302 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0131 650 3302 end_of_the_skype_highlighting).
The AddressingHistory Team are: Stuart Macdonald, Project Manager; Nicola Osborne, Project Officer; Ian Fieldhouse, Software Engineer; Chris Fleet (NLS), Map Advisor. Both George Hamilton and Joe Vernon have also worked on the project as software engineers since the project began in 2010.
- 17th November – AddressingHistory: a new searchable historical database (JISC Press Release)
- 17th November – AddressingHistory website launch – Tracing the Past: a new searchable historical database (National Library of Scotland Press Release)
- 17th November – AddressingHistory website launches with amplified event (EDINA Press Release)
We have a number of images of the print versions of the Post Office Directories and the digitisation process available for use in print and online publications. These can be accessed via our Flickr account. We are happy for you to use images of the online tool and invite you to take screen captures directly or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like us to provide you with specific screen captures or other images of the project.
Further Information About AddressingHistory
This website and blog is the best place to find project updates. Our funder, JISC, maintains a page about AddressingHistory as well as resources about the other projects in the Developing Community Content funding strand.
The project is led by EDINA – more information on the organisation and what it does can be found on the About area of the website. EDINA is working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland on the AddressingHistory project. More information on the NLS can be found on their About pages.
The AddressingHistory tool can be accessed at: http://addressinghistory.edina.ac.uk/
The AddressingHistory website and blog can be accessed at: https://addressinghistory.blogs.edina.ac.uk/
AddressingHistory is on Twitter as @addresshistory and can also be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AddressingHistory/). There is a Google Group (http://groups.google.co.uk/group/addressinghistory-api/) for users of the AddressingHistory API.
Articles on AddressingHistory
Links and references to existing coverage of AddressingHistory in the National, local and academic press as well as on blogs. Additionally links to key items from JISC and EDINA on the project are included here.
Print and Online Media
- Osborne, Nicola (2012). “Support for Users within an educational or e-learning context”. Extended preprint/full version of a chapter published in User Studies for Digital Library Development, edited by Milena Dobreva, Andy O’Dwyer, and Pierluigi Feliciati. London, UK: Facet Publishing. http://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/6375
- McAulay, Karen (2012). “Crowdsourcing the Celtic Bard: wandering minstrels and mournful harps from the Western Isles to Wales”. IAML ASW paper published in Brio (Vol. 49, no.1). pp. 49-60. http://www.academia.edu/1775291/
- Macdonald, Stuart (2011). “AddressingHistory: A Web 2.0 Community Engagement Tool and API”, In IASSIST Quarterly, Fall 2011, pp. 17-20. http://www.iassistdata.org/iq/addressinghistory-web-20-community-engagement-tool-and-api
- Macdonald, Stuart (2011). “AddressingHistory: a Web 2.0 community engagement tool and API”. In Cultural Heritage: a UKOLN Blog for the Cultural Heritage Sector (17th January 2011). http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/cultural-heritage/2011/01/17/addressinghistory/
- Fleet, Chris (2011). “AddressingHistory Website Launched”. In CAIRT: Newsletter of the Scottish Maps Forum (Issue 18, January 2011). p. 5. http://www.nls.uk/media/161765/cairt18.pdf
- Leggetter, Phil (2010). “Tracing the Past Street by Street with AddressingHistory”. In Programmable Web (17th December 2010). http://blog.programmableweb.com/2010/12/17/tracing-the-past-street-by-street-with-addressinghistory/.
- Denholm, Jessie (2010). “Website Reviews: AddressingHistory”. In The Scottish Genealogist: Quarterly Journal of the Scottish Genealogy Society (Vol. LVII, No. 4, December 2010).
- Osborne, Nicola and MacDonald, Stuart (2010). “AddressingHistory”. In EDINA Newsline (Vol. 15(4), December 2010). p. 4. http://edina.ac.uk/news/newsline15-4/AddressingHistory_launch.html
- Canadian Celtic Arts Association (2010) “Audio/Videos of Interest: Tobar an Dualchais project” (10th December 2010). http://www.canadiancelticarts.ca/Gaelic_News_2010_12_10.pdf
- BRICMICS: the British and Irish Committee on Map Information and Cataloguing Systems / Cambridge University Library (2010). “Collaborative Website Projects: AddressingHistory”. In Digital Projects List, 17 (2 December 2010). http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/maps/digital.html
- Osborne, Nicola (2010). “AddressingHistory Website Launch @AddressHistory”. In Edinburgh Beltane (26th November 2010). http://www.edinburghbeltane.net/news/addressinghistory-website-launch-addresshistory/.
- Bristol and Avon Family History Society (2010). “On the Internet – December 2010”. In Bristol and Avon Family History Society Journal (December 2010). In print and online: http://bafhs.org.uk/on%20the%20internet/december20101.htm.
- Munro, Peter (2010). “Kith and Kin: in association with Borders Family History Society” [regular column]. In Border Telegraph (November 24th 2010).
- National Library of Scotland (2010). “Web tool for family and local history”. In National Library of Scotland News (Friday 18th November 2010). http://www.nls.uk/news/archive/2010/11/web-tool-for-family-and-local-history.
- Herald Newspaper (2010). “Website opens up urban history”. In The Herald (Monday 15th November 2010). p. 8.
- Paton, Chris (2010). “AddressingHistory update”. In Family History Monthly (December issue 190). p.75.
- Paton, Chris (2010). “Mapping Developments” (news item). In Practical Family History (issue 159, December 2010). p.9
- Donnelly, Martin (2010). “RepositoryFringe 2010”. In Ariadne (Issue 65, 30th October 2010). http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/repos-fringe-2010-rpt#Addressing_History
- Macdonald, Stuart (2010). “Addressing History”. In IS News: the Newsletter of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (Vol 1(5), October 2010). p. 3.
- Fleet, Chris (2010). “AddressingHistory – a searchable, historical database of the people of Edinburgh is launched”. In NLS eNewsletter (30th September 2010).
- Paton, Chris (2010). “Addressing History” (news item). In Discover my Past Scotland (issue 22, August 2010). p.4.
- Paton, Chris (2010). “Online: What’s new on the Web: Addressing History” (news item). In Family History Monthly (issue 186, August 2010). p.75.
- Paton, Chris (2010). “Digital Edinburgh History Project”. In Practical Family History (No 154, July 2010). p. 9.
- Fleet, Chris (2010). “AddressingHistory”. In Discover NLS (Issue 16, Summer 2010). p. 13. http://www.nls.uk/about/discover-nls/issues/discover-nls-16.pdf
- Macdonald, Stuart (2010).”AddressingHistory – An online community engagement tool”. In ALISS Quarterly (Vol. 5, no. 4, July 2010). p.8.
- Fleet, Chris (2010). “AddressingHistory – maps, people, and Post Office Directories”. In CAIRT: Newsletter of the Scottish Maps Forum (Issue 17, July 2010). p. 4. http://www.nls.uk/collections/maps/subjectinfo/cairt17.pdf
- MacDonald, Stuart (2010). “AddressingHistory”. In EDINA Newsline (Vol. 15(2), June 2010). p. 2. http://edina.ac.uk/news/newsline15-2/index.html
- MacDonald, Stuart (2010). “AddressingHistory”. In Bits (May 2010). http://www.ucs.ed.ac.uk/bits/2010/may_2010/bits.pdf
Selected Blog Items
- 21st September 2012, British GENES: “Addressing History extends coverage to Aberdeen and Glasgow“.
- 15th March 2012, History with a Twist: “Critique on Addressing History“.
- 7th March 2012, JISC GECO: “Liveblog: Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain, Past, Present & Future“.
- 26th June 2011, Scottish GENES: “SAFHS 2011 conference report“.
- 17th May 2011, Dr Peter Matthews’ Urbanity and History: “Historic development and concentrations of affluence“.
- 31st March 2011, LIFE-SHARE Project: “The Digital Collaboration Colloquium“.
- 26th December 2010, National Library of China: “AddressingHistory：一个新的历史数据库”/ “AddressingHistory: a new historical database”.
- 19th December 2010, Social Media Web Edition – INTERSCOOBS Workstation: “AddressingHistory API“
- 8th December 2010, Scottish GENES: “Addressing History video lectures now online“.
- 6th December 2010, Manchester Metropolitan University Researchers Weekly Updates: “AddressingHistory (EDINA/National Library of Scotland)“.
- 6th December 2010, Scottish GENES: “Scottish directories project developments“.
- 30th November 2010, Slainte: Information & Libraries Scotland: “Enriching Edinburgh’s Past”.
- 21st November 2010, Peter Scott’s Library Blog: “AddressingHistory (Scotland)“.
- 19th November 2010, NDL Japan Current Awareness Portal: “近現代英国エジンバラの住民情報等をマッピングするツール“AddressingHistory”” / “Tool “AddressingHistory” to map information, etc. Modern inhabitants of Edinburgh, UK“.
- 18th November 2010, University of Melbourne Library Intelligencer: “Addressing history – a new searchable historical database“.
- 18th November 2010, Scottish GENES: “AddressingHistory Launch – report”.
- 18th November 2010, Scottish GENES: “An Interview with Nicola Osborne of AddressingHistory“.
- 18th November 2010, arts-humanities.net: “Addressing history – a new searchable historical database“
- 17th November 2010, Borders Family History Society: “AddressingHistory Launch Event, Edinburgh – 17th November”.
- 17th November 2010, Go-Geo! Blog: “Delve into Edinburgh’s past – AddressingHistory“.
- 16th November 2010, Borders Family History Society: “AddressingHistory – Finding Individuals and Professionals in Post Office Directories on Maps”.
- 15th November 2010, RunCoCo Blog: “AddressingHistory Launch Event“.
- 14th November 2010, Scottish GENES: “Addressing History launch event”.
- 29th October 2010, Scottish GENES: “Scottish directories online“.
- 30th September 2010, Scottish GENES: “Addressing History launches as beta site“.
- 22nd September 2010, a’spaidsearachd agus a’meorachadh (wandering and wondering): “AddressingHistory Project”.
- 2nd September 2010, RepoFringe 2010: “Live Blog: First Pecha Kucha Session“.
- 18th June 2010, Whittaker Live: “AddressingHistory“.
- 15th July 2010, Scottish GENES: “Addressing History update“.
- 13th June 2010, Scottish GENES: “Get involved with Addressng History“.
- 11th June 2010, RunCoCo Blog: “AddressingHistory“.
- 3rd June 2010, Scottish Genealogy NEws and EventS (GENES): “Edinburgh based AddressingHistory project“.
EDINA and JISC News and Announcements
- 8th December 2010, JISC Website: “AddressingHistory Project Final Report – 8 December 2010“.
- 19th November 2010, JISC Digitisation Programme: “AddressingHistory – historical maps, enriched”.
- 17th November, EDINA News: “AddressingHistory website launches with amplified event”.
- 1st June 2010, EDINA Newsline, 15(2): “AddressingHistory“.
- 9th April 2010, JISC Business and Community Engagement: “JISC Developing Community Content Call – Strand I successful bids“.
- 8th April 2010, RunCoCo Blog: “JISC announces Community Content Call: Strand I winners“
- 7th April 2010, Digitisation – News from the UK Digitisation Programme: “Community Content Call: Strand I Winners“
- 1st April 2010, JISC website: “AddressingHistory” [JISC Project Page]
- 1st April 2010, EDINA News: “AddressingHistory Tool Combines Historical Data and Maps“
Re: the Practical Family History article July 2010 (154), you have my surname wrong – it is Paton, not Palin!
Also, a few more for you!
Discover my Past Scotland, issue 22, August 2010, p.4 – “Addressing History” (news item)
Family History Monthly issue 186, August 2010, p.75 – Online: What’s new on the Web “Addressing History” (news item)
Family History Monthly, December issue 190, p.75 – brief update following piece entitled “ScotlandsPeople Sneak Preview”, p.75)
Practical Family History, issue 159, December 2010, p.9 “Mapping Developments” (news item)
Scottish GENES: Edinburgh based Addressing History project (3 JUN 2010)
Scottish GENES: Get involved with Addressng History (13 JUN 2010)
Scottish GENES: Addressing History launches as beta site (30 SEP 2010)
Scottish GENES: Addressing History launch event (14 NOV 2010)
Will let you know of any future additions!
Apologies for the typo – we’ll correct that right away (clearly too many travel show reruns on the brain!)
Thank you for the all of the additional references, I’ll also add those in just now.