Children of The Great War

Over the last few months we have had the great privilege of working with Age Exchange on their Children of The Great War project. In this London-wide project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Age Exchange lead reminiscence sessions in … Continue reading

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Unlocking Sources – new free online material from the First World War

(cross-posted Education Enhancement Team blog) Looking for interesting material related to the First World War? It is now possible to find archival material, digitised films, and private stories and objects in one place, the new Europeana 1914-1918 platform. The website, … Continue reading

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La Grande Collecte – 70 First World War roadshows in France

In the week including Armistice Day 2013, French libraries, archives and museums are rallying their troops to help the general public share their memories and objects from the First World War. In over 70 locations, heritage professionals will record stories … Continue reading

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A War Diary

98 years ago today, 3 September 1915, Mostyn Williams, a private of the A Company, 11th Batt., ‘The Welsh’ Regiment, picked up his pen and started recording his experiences of active service during the First World War.  First entry: September … Continue reading

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The Baltic Way

On August 23 1989, a 600 kilometer long human chain was created by people joining hands across the three Baltic republics Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, then part of the Soviet Union. Now, in preparation of the 25th anniversary, an initiative … Continue reading

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The Oxford Community Collection Model

Creating a collection through online crowdsouring and personal interaction. The Oxford Community Collection Model is used to create collections by combining large-scale online crowd-sourcing with personal, individual interaction. The Model allows contributors to choose the way they wish to contribute … Continue reading

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‘First Wold War: then and now’ – new Heritage Lottery Fund scheme

All communities living in the UK have been affected by the First World War in some way, either by the events that took place, or by the changes it brought about. (HLF Application guidance) Are you thinking of ways to … Continue reading

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Beyond 2011

Yesterday we held our free one-day conference at OUCS, University of Oxford (26th May 2011). This year the ‘Beyond’ conference celebrated the joys and challenges of community collections. It was hosted by the RunCoco project and sponsored by JISC. Online … Continue reading

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Are you in?

The RunCoCo project has been diverted from this blog with our own community collections: Woruldhord, Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten – and with preparing for our forthcoming conference Beyond 2011: Crowdsourcing for public engagement. However I felt RunCoCo must briefly point … Continue reading

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Being Sociable

We’ve been very busy since the last posting about the RunCoCo’s trip to help the DNB to crowdsource in Germany. So in the meantime here is a transcript of an interview with Piers Scott from The Sociable http://sociable.co/: Piers Scott, … Continue reading

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