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