The Lower Severn Community Flood Education Network web site is now publicly available at http://insight.glos.ac.uk/tli/activities/co-fast/severnfloods/Pages/default.aspx We are having a slow release, making publicly available so we can get some feedback on the pages before we have a more public launch and use at community events next month. We have a small number of digital stories available through vimeo others are still in the final production stages and will be added too over the next few weeks.
We have been networking with student volunteers and community partners with a view to working with them to capture their memories of the 2007 and/or 1947 floods as audio for digital stories. Partners to date include the Priors Park Neighbourhood project (Tewkesbury) and their 50+ group with the great name of ‘The Optimists’, Tewkesbury High School, and Gloucester Folk Museum. In addition we have been recording with members of the public in community settings in Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Elmore. Recording is on-going. We are creating digital stories under two models and with different modes of community participation. Next week on Monday, we are recording people’s memories of the 1947 floods – at the village hall in Elmore.
Lindsey – Co-Fast Project Lead
The Co-Fast project is a JISC funded project led by the University of Gloucestershire in partnership with the University of Glamorgan. The project is funded as part of the JISC Business and Community Engagement, e-Content and Digitisation programme. The project aims to enhance and build on an existing digital archive resource focused on community flood histories – the Lower Severn Community Flood Information Network , using digital stories and other Web2.0 technologies to engage communities.
The project website can be viewed at http://insight.glos.ac.uk/tli/activities/co-fast/
This blog will be used to provide updates on the project.