Contribute

There are three ways that you can contribute to Canterbury Stories: commenting, creating your own set of items and donating content.

 

Comments

To contribute your comments you will need to create an account or log in. You can create a new comment on an item, or reply to an approved existing comment.

Your comment will go through a moderation process before it is publicly visible which may take up to three work days.

You can see your comments, link to the items you have commented on and see if your comment has been moderated through the 'My Account' tab when you are logged in.

 

Sets

Sets are items that are curated and grouped together on a variety of themes and topics. You can collect items from our collection into your own sets of images by using our make a set feature. You will need to create an account or log in to do this. Sets that you want to share or to include in public searching will go through a moderation process which may take up to three work days.

You can view the status of your sets and open them for editing from the 'My Accounts' tab.

Once logged in you can create a set via the link at the bottom of an item page, or through the 'My Account' tab. You can add items to your sets in both ways. Search for the title of your set at the bottom of the item page, or search for the title of the item in the set editing page.

You can arrange the order of your set by dragging and re-arranging the set members, or by using the row weights and giving the items a value. When viewing your set, the thumbnail at the top is the first item included in your set list.

You can choose to view your set as a List, Carousel, Grid or Slideshow.

You have the option of saving your set in three ways:

  • Draft, which is private only to you.
  • To Submit for review/sharing, which will go through moderation and once approved you can share a link or embed in a web page through the buttons below your set description.
  • Request to be included in main set list and search results, which will go through moderation and once approved your set will be publicly searchable and display through the 'Set' tab, in addition to the sharing feature outlined above.

You can edit an approved set, but this will need to be re-saved in one of the three above ways. When you first open a set to edit you will have 3 tabs: 'View', 'Edit' and 'Delete'. Once you have edited it there will be 4 tabs 'View', 'Edit', 'Latest version' and 'Delete'. The 'View' tab displays the original version and the 'Latest version' tab displays your new edits. You will have access to both versions until it goes through the moderation process. The 'Edit' tab allows you to re-arrange the order of the items and to re-save it.

You can also add to a moderated set through 'Add to Set' at the bottom of an item page. The latest version of that set will automatically be saved as Draft and you will need to re-save the new version through the 'Edit' tab to send it back for moderation. Again, the 'View' tab displays the original version and the 'Latest version' tab displays your new additions.

You can add up to 450 items to a particular set.

 

Content

You can contribute your content (images and videos) to share with the public directly through discoverywall.nz. You will need to create a discovery wall account to do this. The discovery wall is an exhibition of curated content and user uploaded contributions. These contributions will eventually be included in Canterbury Stories after they have been processed.

If you have a larger collection that you would like to contribute, contact us and we can facilitate this process by a bulk upload. If you have physical items that you would like to contribute we can also facilitate digitising them to be included in the collection and return the items to you.