News Articles with the tag 'JISC'

The Great War Archive extends in to Germany

Posted: 21/12/2010 09:25 | News Home

Oxford University began the initiative when it asked people across Britain to bring family letters, photographs and keepsakes from the War to be digitised. The success of the idea – which became the Great War Archive – has encouraged Europeana, Europe’s digital archive, library and museum, to bring the German National Library into an alliance with Oxford University to roll out the scheme in Germany. The collaboration will bring German soldiers’ stories online alongside their British counterparts in a 1914-18 archive.

There will be a series of roadshows in libraries around Germany that will invite people to bring documents and artefacts from family members involved in the First World War to be digitised by mobile scanning units, and to tell the stories that go with them. There will also be a website allowing people to submit material online if they are unable to attend the local events. Everything submitted will also be available through Europeana, where it will add a new perspective to collections of First World War material from institutions across Europe.

Read more on the RunCoCo website.

Tags: JISC, Europeana, Germany, archives | Category: General

Virtual trenches immerse students in First World War poetry

Posted: 03/11/2009 15:50 | News Home

This project, which is funded by JISC, has arranged a range of digitised archival materials like poetry manuscripts, letters and diaries from the major poets of the First World War, including Wilfred Owen, along with contextual primary source materials. These materials have been supplemented with new interpretative content and a spectrum of interactive tools and tutorials, streaming video and audio effects (JISC News, 2 November 2009).

Further details, and a link into Second Life, are on the JISC website.

Tags: JISC, Poetry | Category: General