The concept behind Gathr It is to enable discovery, crowdsourcing and sharing across cultural collections worldwide.
A prototype is in development and will be launched for evaluation and testing purposes in Autumn 2013. A full launch will depend on finding partners and funding. Sign up below if you want to find out more.
Fully featured toolbar that enables
sharing via social media, email etc
crowdsourcing of dates, locations (geotagging), comments, tags
curating items across collections, adding favourites, grouping items into collections, and building connections
Users install toolbar as a browser plugin, enabling to toolset across all the collections they visit
Collection owners can install the toolbar within their collection, making it available to all site visitors (even if they don’t have the browser plugin)
Platform independent – can work across all collection sites, from mainstream CMS-driven sites to one-off bespoke offerings, and even things like Flickr Commons