Client

Regional library "Hristo Botev" Vratsa

Budget

Below 5,000 €

Duration

03 Months

A digital archive of Vratsa region - XX century - history, culture, lifestyle, traditions, landmarks

It is an authentic “picture” (through text, sound, photography) of the life of each of the towns and villages in Vratsa region.

Valuable records, documents and photographs come out of the oblivion in order to be safeguarded and shown – presented in the best generally accessible way, so that they can disclose to the contemporary human the “life” of one of the most colorful and interesting, however at the same time one of the poorest and the most depopulated as of today, regions of Bulgaria. The magic of the word, the song, the tradition is now felt in a new way. The beauty and the healing power of nature acquire new dimensions. The simple and deeply touching human messages in personal stories and narratives based on pictures sound and look differently. A panorama of a world which beliefs in the life of the community.

The problem

Over the years, Bulgarian history, folklore, and traditions have been lost little by little. The idea of the platform is to find and preserve, through photographs, documents, stories and songs, these values from small towns and villages in northwestern Bulgaria.

Challenges

Displaying detailed history information for all cities and villages in Vratsa District. Collect all the information and present it in an easy, accessible, and engaging way for all users.

Time Travel Map Home Page

Results

An online platform that allows all users to view all municipalities in the Vratsa region. In each municipality, all cities and villages are described in detail. The description includes settlement history, beliefs and traditions, local stories, local revolutionaries.

The customer achieves high traffic and interest among consumers. For the first six months of launching the site, visits reached up to 2,000 per week. And overall for the last 12 months (March 2018 – March 2019 according to Google Analytics statistics), the site records the following statistics:

  • Total visitors to the site: 57 750
  • Total Site Views: 84,500
  • Total pages viewed: 212,500
  • Average pages viewed per user: 2.51 pages
  • Average time spent on site by user: 2:25 (2 min and 25 sec)

The client received a national award “Hristo G. Danov” in the category “Libraries and library work”. This is the biggest difference in the field of culture.