Earlier this week we wrote about the launch of Historypin Channels. As well as some neat customising functions, Channels also enable you to upload large amounts of content and embed your Channel on your own site using the Embed and Bulk Uploader Tools.
With this you can embed your Historypin Channel on your own site, enabling your visitors to explore your content through the Historypin interface. When you set up your embed, you can choose which views to include from Map View, List View, Collections and Tours. Check out some of these super embeds from:
Embedding your Channel is easy:
1. Login to your Channel, click ‘Channel and Account settings’ and select ‘link with my site’.
2. Choose what you want to embed and generate the code
3. Drop the code into your site
The Bulk Uploader enables you to upload hundreds of pieces of content and their meta-data at once. Some institutions who have already made use of this tool to populate their Channels with hundreds of photos are The English Heritage Archive, the Museum of Victoria and the Powerhouse Museum.
To get started, click ‘pin’ on your Channel. Follow the links to the Bulk Uploader to find out more about it and download the CSV template for your meta-data.