Category Archives: First world war digital commemoration

Rewriting History: The JISC/ Wikipedia World War One Editathon

The Wikipedia page on the World War One attracts approximately 7.3 million page views per year, 597,945 for the month of June 2012 alone. Add this to the number of page views for June 2012 the plethora of related WW1 articles from the Treaty of Versailles (114,190, ~1.4m/year), to the Battle of Somme (56,071, ~680k/year), … Read more

Europeana and cultural digitisation are of “vital importance” says Council of Europe

The Council of the European Union has come out in strong support for the digitisation and online accessibility of Europe’s cultural material, and for Europeana as the common multilingual access point to Europe’s digital cultural heritage. The council has concluded that it is of “vital importance” that the long-term viability of Europeana, which was launched … Read more

First world war digital commemoration meeting March 2012: download notes and presentations

Partnership, open and legacy were key words at the first world war digital centenary planning meeting held at the Imperial War Museum on March 27 when representatives from the UK’s leading academic, cultural and heritage organisations met to share plans for the centenary, explore ways of working together and discuss JISC’s white paper for the … Read more