Appeal for photos to create digital record of Edinburgh life


01 May 2015
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Members of the public are invited to submit their photos of bygone Edinburgh life to help create a new digital scrapbook of life in the city. ...

Members of the public are invited to submit their photos of bygone Edinburgh life to help create a new digital scrapbook of life in the city.

Edinburgh Collected is an online service from Edinburgh City Council which gives both local people and anyone around the world with a love of Edinburgh the opportunity to make their photos part of the city’s heritage collection, by sharing their family, friends, city and holiday photos and personal memories, on the website.

The project will make both historical and current pictures available and the images will be saved for the future and will expand existing collections held both online and in the capital’s libraries and museums.

SEEING EDINBURGH THROUGH NEW EYES

Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture and Sport Convener, said: 'Edinburgh Collected is a unique way in which to see the city through a different view, through other people’s eyes, and the selections that have been uploaded so far are fantastic.

'Central Library already holds the largest public collection about Edinburgh in existence, and this new project is a modern way of perfectly complementing it.

'The Capital Coalition is committed to preserving the heritage of the city and ensuring that people continue to have access to a rich resource of quality material.'

Councillor Frank Ross, Edinburgh’s Digital Champion, added: 'Edinburgh Collected is an innovative way of creating history using technology. Nesta – through the Open Data Scotland project - gave us invaluable help in making this possible, and has been an ideal example of how using open data can really enhance the work that we do.'

To find out more, visit the Edinburgh Collected website.

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