Play Tag enables registered users to do practical, hands-on stuff to help the MyHouseMyStreet project!
More than one hundred local street directories, ranging from the 1780s through to the 1970s, have now been uploaded to this website. Each page of every directory has been photographed! If each photograph is then tagged, with the key characteristics of each page being recorded, i.e., page number, chapter heading, and any street names, we can then make a full index of all the directories. This will assist users to instantly access the information in them.
It's easy to Play Tag, you simply create an account and login, then load directory pages, look at the content, and type what you see!
Play Tag is the first and fundamental step for users that wish to help us make the most of the MyHouseMyStreet resources. As directories are fully tagged, volunteers will then be able to participate in transcribing these volumes. With this, all the data from the directories will become instantaneously searchable and one of the key goals of the project will be fulfilled.
PLEASE NOTE, THE TAGGING OF DIRECTORIES IS NOW NEARLY COMPLETE AND WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ISSUING ACCOUNTS. DEC 2012.