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contact details.The decision is then very much with
them if they wish to follow that contact up.The
team will never give out a contributor's details.
The story contributors relate themselves to the
goals and values fostered by the project, add their
viewpoints, experiences, recollections, and non-
academic styles of narration, explanation and inter-
pretation. At the beginning of December 2003, there
were 190 stories on Moving Here. How do stories
get there? There is an online template where anyone
can type or paste in a short or longer text (up to a
suggested maximum length of about 1000 words).
The story should have a title and also the covering
dates for the period for which it is relevant.
Contributors can add up to ten of their own images
or link to up to ten digitised images from Moving
Here.This might, for example, also be a name in a
passenger list or an official public record. Stories can
only be contributed in English. Again, this is some-
thing that may be looked at if further funding is
The authors are asked to provide their name, and
can decide whether they wish to have it published
along with their story; also an e-mail address and/or
phone number is requested.This helps the Webmaster
keep a list of copyright owners. In addition, contri-
butors can add a link, e.g. to their personal or a
project Website (URLs given in the text of the story
are not active).This can serve as an incentive for
people to contribute as it gives them a chance to
showcase local activity on a national platform.
Anyone can submit a story to the Moving Here
Webmaster, not just those from the original four
communities, and, if it is about migration experi-
ences, it will be published within ten days of its
submission. However, if there are any concerns
about copyright infringement, commercial nature,
offensiveness or other legal considerations, Moving
Here reserves the right not to add the story.
By submitting the story the contributor grants
Moving Here the permission to edit it and the right
in perpetuity to publish the work on its Website and
through The New Opportunities Fund (NOF), the
People's Network, the National Grid for Learning or
any similar public sector entity nominated by the
NOF, and to use it in publicity material.The authors
retain the copyright in their own materials and are
free to publish them elsewhere.
In reality no addi-
tional editing is done to the story. If it meets the
criteria, then it is mounted as it is sent to the Web-
master. Moving Here believes it is important to let
people talk in their own words.
oving Here runs a programme of outreach
work which will continue until March 2004.
This shows people how to use the Website and how
to contribute their stories. However, it is much more
involved than just demonstrating what Moving Here
can do and giving out a few leaflets.This part of
Moving Here's works is about actively involving the
target audience to engage with the material.This may
be via reminiscence work, art or photography classes
or even dance.
The main outreach project of The National
Archives (TNA) for 2002 was the community-led
exhibition Memories from the Islands, from which 26
stories were contributed to the Moving Here Web-
site.The project was a partnership between the
TNA Interpretation Team, Bruce Castle Museum
in Haringey, representatives of Haringey's Afro-
Caribbean community from the University of
the Third Age, and Moving Here.
Members from this group selected photographs
from the Public Record Office depicting scenes of
Caribbean life taken in the 1950s and 1960s from
the Ministry of Information series of records, for
example, a lane with small wooden houses, a woman
bathing her little boy or a girl with a piece of sugar
cane.The chosen images provided the inspiration for
For further details on
the Guidelines for
submitting material to
Moving Here, the Terms &
Conditions and Copyright,
see: http://www.moving
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