19 October 2011

Learn about Historypin Oct 21 2pm

Historypin, (historypin.com), a Google-based application with slogan "Pin your history to the world", allows users to electronically "pin" stories, photos, videos, audio and more to a specific point on the global with an associated date in history.

We pass this on for our friends at the Glendale Public Library:

There will be a special presentation held by Historypin on Friday, October 21 at 2pm at the Glendale Public Library, Central Branch.

Historypin, created by We Are What We Do in partnership with Google, is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history. The project, launched globally in July 2011, consists of the main online hub, Historypin.com, a Smartphone app and a series of dedicated social programmes, across education, community, archives and volunteers. Historypin is a non-profit, collaborative initiative, which is working with more and more libraries, archives and museums everyday to help them unlock their resources and reach new audiences.

Nick Stanhope, CEO of the non-profit organization that created Historypin, will provide an overview of Historypin and its current projects. Nick will also discuss how institutions and individuals with collections can get started with the project and answer any questions regarding workflow, content preparation, and selection.

When: Friday, October 21
Where: Glendale Public Library, Auditorium
222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00 pm

More info about the location can be found here: http://library.ci.glendale.ca.us/central.asp

- Library Visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.
- Parking spaces in front (east side) of the building are available for 30 minutes.
- Spaces on the south side are available for 1 hour.
- Metered parking is available on the west side of the building in Lot #10 and on Harvard Street. Handicapped parking is available at the front of the building.

About Nick Stanhope
After graduating from Oxford University in 2002, Nick spent six years working on the ground in communities, as a teacher, youth worker and fundraiser, before joining We Are What We Do in 2007 and becoming CEO in early 2009. Nick has gathered a team of more than twenty We Are What We Do-ers in London, Sofia and San Francisco, and significantly shaped the direction of the organization. His vision is for a non-profit company that puts a stream of desirable things into the world, in demand by a mainstream consumer audience and with positive behaviors built into them, incidentally helping people to do simple, good things and addressing major social and environmental issues.

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