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Shakespeare's Collections are 'Going Digital' with this new project, which will see the development of a new smart phone app to guide visitors around Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Shakespeare Bytes Project is a new digital initiative launched at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust which seeks to create a mobile smartphone application that guides visitors through Stratford-upon-Avon. This downloadable ‘app’, which will be launched in 2012, will make use of various digital images from the Trust’s collections as well as augmented reality activities to guide visitors through Stratford-upon-Avon and offer a new way of exploring the Trust’s properties and collections.
With this project comes an exciting opportunity for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to digitise, that is to photograph and scan, parts of the collections that have not yet been readily available to the public. This will include creating easier public access to records such as the Quiney letter, the baptism and burial records of William Shakespeare as well as access to larger collections such as famous signatures in the Trust’s visitor books. To follow the progress of this project and gain behind-the-scenes access visit our ‘Going Digital’ section on our blog site Finding Shakespeare here.