The LEAP Collaborative Spirit

A key facet of the work of Livingstone Online is personal collaboration. Although our ability to complete large and complex tasks depends on the scale of our team, our workflow relies heavily on one-to-one interaction among project team members and between the team members and contacts at our collaborating institutions.

Nowhere was this more in evidence than during Director Adrian Wisnicki’s recent visit to the UK (22 Nov to 3 Dec 2014) where, over the span of a week and a half, Wisnicki met with UK-based team members and institutional contacts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London.

Such meetings are essential to uniting a far-flung project team, ensure that everyone is fully up to date on project progress, and create the opportunity to provide feedback so that all stakeholders have a genuine opportunity to contribute to project development.

The images below, taken from this visit, showcase some of the collaborative spirit that lies at the core of Livingstone Online’s efforts.

The University of Glasgow, Livingstone's University
The University of Glasgow, Livingstone’s University
Meeting with the GU Missionary Travel transcription team: (from left) Peter X, Johanna Green, Justin Livingstone, Adrian Wisnicki
Meeting with the GU Missionary Travel transcription team: (from left) Peter Slater, Johanna Green, Justin Livingstone, Adrian Wisnicki
Wisnicki presents on Livingstone Online and the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project to GU faculty and students
Wisnicki presents on Livingstone Online and the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project to GU faculty and students
Reviewing David Livingstone Centre manuscripts currently being digitized by the GU Photographic Unit: (from left) Jamie Dunn and India Fullarton
Reviewing David Livingstone Centre manuscripts currently being digitized by the GU Photographic Unit: (from left) Jamie Dunn and India Fullarton
In the cafeteria of the David Livingstone Centre: (from left) Neil Wilson (great great grandson of David Livingstone), Adrian Wisnicki, Anne Martin (DLC)
In the cafeteria of the David Livingstone Centre: (from left) Neil Wilson (great great grandson of David Livingstone), Adrian Wisnicki, Anne Martin (DLC)
In the DLC archives -- still looking for that diary.... (from left) Anne Martin and Alison Ritchie
In the DLC archives: (from left) Anne Martin and Alison Ritchie
Gratuitous interlude: photo of Scottish countryside near David Livingstone Centre
Gratuitous interlude: photo of Scottish countryside near David Livingstone Centre
Wisnicki (left) with Lawrence Dritsas (U. Edinburgh & LO advisory board) reviewing the new and forthcoming LO website
Wisnicki (left) with Lawrence Dritsas (U. Edinburgh & LO advisory board) reviewing the new and forthcoming LO website
A different angle: (from left) Kate Simpson (Edinburgh Napier), Adrian Wisnicki, David McClay (National Library of Scotland)
A different angle: (from left) Kate Simpson (Edinburgh Napier), Adrian Wisnicki, David McClay (National Library of Scotland)
Edinburgh by night
Edinburgh by night
The Livingstone Online 2005-2010 document archive chez Director Emeritus Christopher Lawrence (UCL) as it awaits a decision on its new home.
The Livingstone Online 2005-2010 document archive chez the London home of LO Director Emeritus Christopher Lawrence (UCL) as it awaits a decision on its new home.
Lawrence (left) and Wisnicki in Richmond Park with view of south London. Note the strategic product placement of National Library of Scotland hat on Wisnicki.
Lawrence (left) and Wisnicki in Richmond Park with view of south London. Note the strategic product placement of National Library of Scotland hat on Wisnicki.
Wisnicki (left) and James Cummings (Oxford) in central London. What could be better than coffee, cookies, and XML review?
Wisnicki (left) and James Cummings (Oxford) in central London. What could be better than coffee, cookies, and XML review?
Jo Ichimura (SOAS) reviews an incredible fragmentary Livingstone map from 1851. Digital images can be fabulous but indeed sometimes there's nothing to compare with the real deal.
Jo Ichimura (SOAS) reviews an incredible fragmentary Livingstone map from 1851. Digital images can be fabulous but indeed sometimes there’s nothing to compare with the real deal!
The final hurrah: selfie of Debbie Harrison (Cass Business School & LO advisory board) and Wisnicki
The final hurrah: selfie of Debbie Harrison (Cass Business School & LO advisory board) and Wisnicki
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