Historypin 

We briefly mentioned Historypin in class a few weeks ago, and I just noticed that they have a collaboration going on with Europeana!

Europeana 1989: We Made History
“The way history is recorded isn’t just about what museums and institutions think is important, it’s about what real people lived through and experienced. Do you have stories, pictures, films or other items relating to the events of 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe? Add them to our online collection and share them with the world! Or let us take you on a journey through the Fall of the Iron Curtain, see it from all sides and draw your own conclusions.” — from http://www.europeana1989.eu/en/

Here’s a few images of the various ways to browse the collection:

This is definitely one engaging method of encouraging the public to contribute and aggregating the user-created content into a cohesive collection. The Historypin & Europeana collaboration seems to really work here as well — I’ve never contributed any content to Europeana, but I can attest to the ease of contributing content to Historypin. Anything which helps to lower the barrier of entry for the average user, as well as create more access points for people, can only be a good thing for the future of initiatives like Europeana and DPLA.