After more than a decade, our Cuba Street Memories Project is moving to a new platform. Launched in 2009, this was the first interactive online heritage platform created by Wellington City Libraries.
For the first time it allowed us easily display heritage items from our collection online as well as enabling people to share their memories of Wellington’s most vibrant and best loved inner-city streets.
Based on a platform called ‘Kete’, the system was developed by local Wellington firm Katipo Communications working in collaboration with the Horowhenua Library Trust and was highly innovative in its use of cloud-based storage long before the practice had become commonplace. However, with a limited number of features by today’s standards, we have decided to shift the Cuba Street Memories Project over to our main heritage platform, Wellington City Recollect. In coming weeks all the material will be transferred over to a new ‘collection’ page on Recollect. This will enable items to be displayed in a much more intuitive manner, articles will now be fully searchable by keyword but users will still be able to comment and contribute their memories using the ‘Recollections’ function of Recollect. We’ll let you know when the transfer is completed and the new collection page has gone ‘live’.
Edit: The data has now been transferred and the collection can now be viewed at its new home here.