Taking forward a participative 21st Century Inventory
Education and Outreach, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
'Taking forward a participative 21st Century Inventory' has been inspired by and builds on the research being undertaken by Beyond Text Collaborative Doctoral Award student Michela Clari, entitled 'In the hands of the user: changing patterns of participation and learning through the digital collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland'.
Clari's research is focussed on the early pioneering developments of RCAHMS in online user interaction and the use of social media. Her analysis and interpretation of RCAHMS work in this area has stimulated and informed RCAHMS to further develop the concept of a participative 21st Century Inventory of the built heritage of Scotland.
The project will create, evaluate and disseminate findings on a discrete set of online demonstrator applications that will provide facilities using live data to test the capacity of the public, professionals and academics to collaborate in 'making' and 'unmaking' the inventory of the built heritage of Scotland.