Staffordshire Past Track has been developed
with the aim of enhancing access to collections of material that
represent the cultural identity and community history of Staffordshire.
of materials and the use of the Internet for display, offers
a unique opportunity to open up collections (many previously
unseen) for universal public access. Staffordshire Past
Track has been funded with the help of a £130,000
grant from the New Opportunities Fund - NOF Digitise programme,
Lottery funding to a wide range of web based digitisation
throughout the UK.
The NOF funded phase of the project was completed in April 2004. Since then we have continued to add content to the site as a part of the core service provided by Staffordshire Arts and Museums Service.
TASI Case Study
During 2004 a case study of the Staffordshire Past Track project was carried out by TASI (Technical Advisory Service for Images). If you would like to find out more about the project the case study is available online and covers all aspects of the NOF funded phase of the project.
Staffordshire Past Track case study
Staffordshire Past Track Project
project has been developed as a joint venture between several
departments within Staffordshire County Council, led by Staffordshire ICT and Staffordshire Arts & Museums
Service , working
in partnership with museums, archives and private collection
the following departments have been involved in the development
of the project.
Arts & Museum Service
Quality Learning Services
Library and Information Services
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service
Research & Data
The selection and creation of content for the project is managed by staff based at the County Museum at Shugborough.
The project is currently managed by Chris Copp. Data input and digitisation support is provided by Howard Dixon.
NOF Funded phase of project
Staffordshire Arts & Museums Service / Staffordshire ICT
Project Management: Chris Copp / Andy Holt
Research & Data Co-ordinator: Alison Copeland / Jacqui Barker / Heather Dowler
Digitisation technician: Howard Dixon
The development and maintenance of the project
website is managed by development staff within Staffordshire ICT, based in Stafford.
Project Manager: Andy Holt
Senior Developer: Mark Gee
Developer: Ian Dodds