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Content Moderation – opening your metadata to the masses

Posted by Chris Dempsey on 13 January 2015 | 0 Comments

A discussion we’re often having is around content moderation, and which camp you fall into. Are you a guardian who requires all new data to be verified, approved, cleansed and signed off before it goes live? Or are you a libertarian who encourages open and free discussion in your data from a wide and diverse audience? Likely you are somewhere in the middle, happy to have content added, but with a veto on it to remove the chaff and retain the wheat. Let’s have a look at the various options and check out the pros and cons.

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NDF 2014

Posted by Janine Delaney on 1 December 2014 | 0 Comments

Recollect's Janine (left) and Michelle with Brewster Kahle
With so many inspiring speakers and messages this year, it was impossible to pick a favourite.  Here are a few highlights the Recollect team came away with: 

Many challenges were issued and visions put forward.  It will be interesting to see how many will be taken up in 2015. 

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Will we see you at NDF in Wellington?

Posted by Tracey Butler on 17 November 2014 | 1 Comments

Recollect will be at NDF on 25 and 26 November.  Janine, Michelle and Andy will be on site, and while they will be eagerly attending the sessions they would love to catch up with you during breaks.  Some Recollect clients are speaking at NDF this year, so pop in and hear:

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New cool and groovy feature - Video Tagging!

Posted by Tracey on 14 November 2014 | 0 Comments

You've digitised some videos - or created new ones.  They are quite long but have some absolute gems contained within them. Or perhaps you've found some film and had it digitised but don't have much contextual information about the content.  Or, maybe there are significant people or topics shown at various points in the video, but it's difficult to find them.    

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Geotagging Joy

Posted by Tracey Butler on 15 October 2014 | 0 Comments

There is much joy to be found in the interactivity offered by RECOLLECT – you can tag people, add interesting keywords, and personal stories and memories – but one of the most addictive offerings is the ability to Geotag a photograph.

My geotagging addiction started while working on the National Army Museum’s brand new RECOLLECT site. In the process of adding generalised location information, it became clear that some of the landmarks featured in the photographs could still be standing 100 years on.  An addition to the node template was made on the fly  and within a few short clicks the ability to search for and pinpoint the location on the globe was enabled for every photograph on the site.

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Recollect leave the office...

Posted by Tracey Butler on 1 October 2014 | 0 Comments

After a very busy couple of months preparing two sites for launch, some of the Recollect team members are putting on their safari gear and heading out of the office.  Here's a quick update of where they'll be over the next few weeks:

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Two Sites Launched

Posted by Tracey Butler on 29 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Recollect sites launch to the public: NZEI Heritage and Our Boys, Your Stories.

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New Hosting Options, New Modules, New Features

Posted by Tracey Butler on 20 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Hosting Options

We now have a range of hosting options to fit your business requirements. Larger storage, dedicated server and dual server options are all available, and remain New Zealand based to ensure your precious digital assets stay on-shore.

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Commemorating The Great War (1914-1918) – looking for some context…

Posted by Andy Fenton on 2 September 2014 | 0 Comments

The significance

Andy Connor at NZ Parliaments Field of Crosses 140804 IMG 6805100 years have passed since the onset of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany on the 4th of August 1914 in what was to become known as World War One.  Today a kiwi might be justified in asking why we ever got involved back then – but to me that’s a question that lacks context – and I am quite sure if you asked anyone of that time they would consider it the right thing to do, that the honour was theirs.  

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