Author Archives: Sarah Fahmy

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 first … Read more

Contribute. Collaborate. Commemorate. @Arras95 Time Machine. 9th April 2012. bit.ly/H9JwhT #arras95 #ukoer

Between the 9th April and 16th May 2012 an experiment in social media will take place. We will tweet the events of the Battle of Arras in realtime, from the perspective of a neutral reporter on the field. What makes this Twitter event different from other realtime tweeting initiatives (and there are some great ones out … Read more

Vote for the Great War Community Collections

Great War Collections (which now includes the JISC-funded Great War Archive and Europeana 1914-1918) has been entered for the EngageU Award, a European Competition for Best Innovations in University Outreach and Public Engagement. The public can vote for this project until 19 April. The Great War Collections started as a JISC-funded project, the Great War Archive, from the University of Oxford, … Read more

Guide to WW1 collections in the UK

The legacy of First World War in terms of social, economic and political global change cannot be overstated; it changed the individual’s view of society and their place within it with far-reaching effects into their future and our past. In the words of H.G. Wells: ‘This is the end and the beginning of an age’. To mark this … Read more

WW1 Discovery: Content prioritisation- Winning project

 JISC is delighted to announce that King’s College London has been awarded the ‘WW1    Discovery: Content Prioritisation’ contract. This work will undertake essential primary research  that will guide and underpin the wider JISC WW1 Discovery programme which aims to aggregate and deliver WW1 content by building an aggregation, API and discovery layer so that related … Read more