This autumn discover our community collections and crowdsourcing service

After 5-years of delivering high profile public engagement projects, in 2013 we launched our ‘Running Community Collections and Crowdsourcing‘ Service. This is a service available to groups internal and external to the University, offering free advice and more indepth coaching, training and leadership on a cost-recovery basis. This autumn there will be plenty of opportunities to hear more about the service and the projects we have developed, including a new *free* course available to University members.

3rd September: Sixth West Europeana Studies Library and Information Network (WESLINE) Conference. Balliol College, University of Oxford. The anniversary of World War I The Oxford Community Collection Model and Europeana 1914-1918

19th September. Regional WWI Centenary Networking Morning, Reading Museum. Digital resources and community engagement to support your centenary plans

5th October. Oxfordshire Family History Society Open Day, The Marlborough School, Woodstock.

19th October. Midland History Forum: How should we remember World War I? School of Education, University of Birmingham. Beyond the Trenches: Digital Resources from the University of Oxford

19th October. Western Front Association 2013 Autumn Conference. Worcestershire & Herefordshire branch. University of Worcester.

5th November. Termly Meeting of the Oxford University Communications Officers. Marking Commemorations and Celebrations: The Oxford Community Collection Model

15th November. Power to the People! Museums and the Web Conference UK 2013. Tate Modern, London. Crowdsourcing a Community Collection (and the After Effects)

19th November. Engage: Social Media Michaelmas. IT Services, University of Oxford. Engage: Collecting Memories from the Public.

23rd-24th November. Finding Identities: Lancashire and the First World War. University of Central Lancashire. Europeana 1914-1918.

3rd December. College Archivists’ meeting. St Peter’s College.

9th December. WW1 Centenary meeting. Pitt Rivers Museum.

We have also updated the RunCoCo website, which provides information and guides on the Oxford Community Collection Model.

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