Friday, 14 June 2013

British Library First World War workshop

With thanks to Wendy Archer for alerting me to the following event at the British Library (

Part of Europeana Collections 1914 – 1918, the British Library is organising a workshop on Saturday, 29 June based on the digital corpus that has been created so far within the scope of the project.

The digital collection comprises a myriad of items including, maps, manuscripts, music sheets, photographs, official publications, trench journals, pamphlets, ephemera and a large number of rare and out-of-print material. Metadata for all items in the collection will be available to download on the day.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a variety of users including historians, genealogists, hackers and others who are interested in exploring how the content can be used and presented in innovative ways and in connection to existing open tools such as geo-referencing platforms and OCR scripts for extracting information from the content and linking the material to other similar resources.

More information on the workshop including the description of the collection and programme:

The workshop will run from 10:30 to 16:30 at the British Library Foyle Suite.
If you want to attend please register at

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Foteini Aravani
Europeana Collections 1914-1918
Project Manager


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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