Canmore modernized!

Hi Folks,
In a silent move, the RCAHMS switched to a state-of-the-art update of the good old Canmore database on 11th March 2009.
It really looks much better and there are obvious advantages over the old format like direct access instead of a log-in procedure.
But the best things are yet to come:
“Further Canmore developments are being prepared, and from May, you will be able to make your own contributions to the database – a first for any Scottish national collection – including adding text and images through Flickr. You will also be able to customise Canmore to reflect your own requirements with a new ‘myCanmore’ facility, set up RSS feeds and link into social networking sites.”
Now that sounds really great; “myCanmore”, no need for grumbling about (type) errors anymore!
For those of you wrestling with the Canmap feature: that is still what it was but maybe it will be updated too. Hope so!
Congrats for the RCAHMS for this big leap forwards towards a virtual museum of Scotland’s (pre-) History.
Here’s the link to the NEW CANMORE DATABASE, guys, enjoy:


4 Responses to Canmore modernized!

  1. rockartuk says:

    Hi BJF,
    Welcome to the Blog and thanks for the tip. The “New” canmore looks good indeed!
    A pity though that it is difficult to get in contact with the poster of text and/or photos if he/she has not checked the e-mail reply box.
    Contact through Flickr is not working either.
    I’m sure these minor things will be worked out in the future.

  2. B J F says:

    The Beta version is gone and it can be accessed via the main site.

  3. rockartwolf says:

    Hi Folks,

    Just to let everyone know, that between now and july Canmore are running a beta version of Mycanmore, you can upload photos to the site etc.

    might give it a little try.


  4. rockartwolf says:

    Hi Jan,

    I saw the new look site this morning and had a little play around, does seem quite user friendly.
    Nice one.


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