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12 June 2009
RCAHMS - Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
RCAHMS is currently developing their online database Canmore, to enable members of the public, local groups and societies etc to contribute and share their own information through Canmore. The developments are currently being tested through a 'beta' version of the website and to help us test the developments properly we are asking people to go to the beta website http://canmore-beta.rcahms.gov.uk/, search for a site on which you have information and then share that information with us either by posting a text contribution or a digital image. The testing phase is to do two things - firstly to ask people to try it out and give us some practical feedback on how they found it - was it easy/difficult to use, what made sense/what didn't etc and secondly to fill the site with real contributions, all contributions made during this phase will remain. So far we have had some very interesting information posted and some excellent photographs so I am confident that this will be a valuable addition to the information currently held on Canmore. If you think this is something you may be interested in, then RCAHMS would be very grateful if you would give it a go yourself. If you need any more information from them get in touch with either them or Orkney Heritage Society and we'll try our best to help you. http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/try-adding-your-own-images-and-information-to-canmore.html This link will also take you to the beta canmore site, explain a little more about it and also includes a link to an online questionnaire which they would be very grateful if you would complete after you have tried the site.