I’ve just returned from the formal launch event for Lincs to the Past, the new flagship website from Lincolnshire County Council which provides online access to “the cultural heritage collections” of the county.
The launch party was held at the Collection museum in Lincoln.
Lincs to the Past builds on a previous project of the county council called ‘Cultural Collections‘, which provided a unified search interface for resources held in various cultural-service catalogues (library, museums, archives).
The new website adds a whole load of interesting functionality on top of that single search, including:
- Records collected together to form exhibitions
- Very-high-quality digitised image browse (example) including rich navigation using Zoomify
- User tagging and commenting
- Faceted search (by date period, subject term, and domain: i.e. library, museum, or archives)
- Online help
You can find Lincs to the Past at: www.lincstothepast.com