We met with William Perrin from King's Cross's Talkaboutlocal.org.uk today in Swindon and spent some time discussing Swindon Viewpoint, online local content and digital media production in general. Will was very interested in the production workflow we've put in place for Viewpoint and recognises that we have achieved a huge amount on virtually no budget. It would be great to share our approaches further so that other archives in the UK and around the world could also start to expose more of their potential value. We did a short interview with Will on the digitisation, processing, upload and tagging processes our archive videos go through before they are shared with the world!
Its been 30 months already since we launched Swindon Viewpoint online. In that time you've seen the site start to become more and more of the resource we hoped it always would. There are over 1000 videos on the local area, a mixture of both old and new content. We've also got some very exciting news to update you on shortly regading accessing some of the as yet untouched oldest Swindon Viewpoint archive materials. More to follow shortly on that but we are all very excited about it here.
To mark this somewhat arbitrtrary passing of time here is a word cloud showing all the topics we're covering with our video content. Its a great way to see what we have and in what proportions.
If and when you would like to start exploring our online vaults, remember, everything is available on this site for free and in its complete original quality. You can explore our 'Map', find subjects on 'Tag Cloud', gems in 'Featured' or travel back on the 'Timeline'.
Word Cloud generated at www.wordle.net.