Training day photos

On 30 March about 25 German librarians were trained how to run a submissions day for a community collection. They represent institutions who are partnering the German National Library (die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek – DNB) to run the crowdsourcing project, “Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten” (The First World War in everyday documents). The training was designed by the RunCoCo team.

St Mary's, Oxford by Br Lawrence Lew, O.P., from Flickr displayed under CC licence

Earlier in the week the team had left the dreaming spires of Oxford in bright sunshine, and floral fireworks – magnolia and other blossoms.

The impressive foyer of the DNB, Frankfurt

First thing, project meeting to discuss training today and the layout of the room for the submissions day tomorrow

Dr Britta Woldering (DNB) discusses lighting with Dr Stuart Lee and Alun Edwards (Oxford University)

Alun discusses the work-flow with Jon Purday (Europeana), watched by Valentine Charles (Europeana) and Dr Stephen Bull, military historian

Our first contribution! Lorenz Andräs, (left) photographer for the DNB, holds an Iron Cross from his family history, with Dr Stephen Bull who holds the completed submissions form

A chance to relax after the training. Walking over the Main river in search of some apple wine

The training is to prepare these librarians to run a series of roadshows in 4 German cities where the public have been invited to come along with their material for the team to digitise on the spot. This started in Frankfurt, 31 March 2011 (blog here) for Europeana (funders).

More stories and photos follow! We’re updating our progress on this blog and on Twitter, follow #Europeana and @RunCoCo!

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