Historypin is an archive that uses a collaborative approach to create stronger ties with local history. Users—either individuals or institutions —upload records and denote the location of the object by pinning it using Google Maps. These records can be arranged into collections which demonstrate the various applications of the site’s technology to digital scholarship, primarily through crowdsourcing. Users unaffiliated with the original creator of the collection are able to upload their own contributions. Both collections and records are assigned specific discussion threads, and can be shared through social media.
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