Images of Historic Hampshire – thanks to the British Library

I’ve just discovered* that the British Library has uploaded over a million images to Flickr Commons. Yes, that’s right – more than a million – completely free to use as there’s no known copyright. The British Library plans to launch a crowd-sourcing app in 2014, which will enable members of the public to help describe what the Read More …

Search Hampshire's public web sites (experimental)

There’s an experimental new search facility in Protohub to search a variety of public web sites in and around Hampshire. Type a search term in the box below and click the search button. If you want to search for an exact phrase, enclose the words in quotes (e.g. “climate change”) You will be able to Read More …

Estimating Social Media usage within a geographic area

I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the adage “go where the people go” if you want to connect with customers and service users. I believe it applies equally – if not more – in the virtual world, than the physical world. I don’t pretend to be an expert – far from it – but because I keep on Read More …

Preston is a nice place. Oh, and Local Gov Camp North West (Part 1)

Preston & LocalGovCampNW (Part 1) On Saturday I attended Local Gov Camp North West, or #LocalGovCampNW as it’s known on Twitter. Whilst it’s only a couple of weeks since UK GovCamp, I couldn’t resist going along, even though it’s quite a trek from Hampshire to Preston. I travelled up by train on Friday evening. There Read More …