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  • 1. Europeana Collections 1914-1918 National Libraries and further partners digitising materials from World War One Thorsten Siegmann, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin siegmann@eu1914-1918.eu Europeana Projects Group Assembly, The Hague, 2013-09-25
  • 2. Structure of the presentation 1. Aims and Objectives 2. Cooperations 3. Discovery and further activities
  • 3. 1.) Aims and objectives
  • 4. 1. Aims and objectives • Digitisation of more than 425.000 items from World War One times, contributed by European National Libraries and further partners to Europeana.eu • Project is associated with the upcoming centenary of World War One • 12 partners from 8 European countries, most of them National Libraries • Project duration: May 2011 – April 2014 • CIP ICT-PSP Pilot B, co-funding of 50% • Website: www.europeana-collections-1914- 1918.eu/
  • 5. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Narodna biblioteka Srbije, Serbia Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma Det Kongelike Bibliothek Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique Bibliothèque nationale de France British Library Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze Bibliothequè nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg Partner’s network
  • 6. 1. Aims and objectives: focus on everyday life in wartime Within many others, these kinds of items will be digitised: • books • trench journals and periodicals • diaries, personal letters and postcards • maps • children‘s literature • propaganda leaflets, caricatures & cartoons • songbooks • handbooks & manuals The digitised collections focus on everyday life in wartimes. The project aimes to give insight into life between 1914-1918 at the fronts as well as at home.
  • 7. 112.000 items available on Europeana Find all the items on Europeana: proxy_dc_relation:"Europeana Collections 1914-1918„
  • 8. 2.) Co-operations
  • 10. 3.) Discovery and further activities
  • 11. 3.) Discovery: thematic portal Thematic portal • www.europeana1914-1918.eu/ will be extended to a full access portal for WW1 content • Showing content from • Europeana 1914-1918 • EFG1914 • Europeana Collections 1914-1918 • and further providers • Launch in January 2014 • Display of jointly tagged items with • LoC subject headings (selection) • Object types / Media types • Further features, e.g. user annotations…
  • 12. Unlocking Sources The First World War online & Europeana 30./31.01.2014 AT BERLIN STATE LIBRARY 4.) Discovery: Conference Unlocking Sources
  • 13. 4.) Discovery: Conference Unlocking Sources Conference topics: • How do digitized materials fit into research and teaching? • How can different online activities contribute to the "digital humanities"? • What ideas for the teaching of history in schools, museums, and media are developed? • What are the strengths, and what are the weaknesses of the existing and newly created offers? In addition to the critical discussion and reflection at the panels, innovative projects will present their results to a broader public. Organisers: • Europeana Collections 1914-1918 • EFG1914 • Europeana 1914-1918 • Humboldt-University of Berlin
  • 14. 4.) Discovery: Learning Microsite A web-based learning site dedicated to the project • Concept developed by the British Library and applied to several topics • Targeting learners to develop skills they need to use primary source material • Showing a selection of several hundreds of items provided by the project partners • giving consideration to the international use of the resource with multilingual features and content provided by all partners • Structured: by topic, by time, by document type and language • Launch: Beginning of 2014
  • 15. 4.) Discovery: Virtual Exhibition Virtual Exhibition The Europeana Collections 1914- 1918 contributes a Virtual Exhibition to the Europeana Exhibition platform in 2014. • Topic: Places of transition • Based on a selection of significant items from each of the project partners. • Target group: Internet users with general interest, looking for an entry point to the thematic complex • Edited by project partners and co-operation partners from Humboldt-University of Berlin
  • 16. 4.) Discovery: Exhibitions Launch Exhibitions • presentations of physical objects which are part of the digitised collections • hosted in Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris and Belgrade • organised to take place in the first year of the centenary, in the beginning of 2014 with the aim of engaging a wide range of potential users
  • 17. Thank you! Thorsten Siegmann siegmann@eu1914-1918.eu www.europeana-collections-1914-1918.eu/
  • 18. 3.) Linking of heterogenous collections on Europeana
  • 19. 3.) Linking of heterogenous collections Initial challenge: • Project partners‘ collections based on individual libraries‘ classifications in only (one) national language. • Aim: transnational joint indexing for Europeana‘s WW1 collection to enable searching beyond of one partner‘s collection on Europeana Approach chosen:  Development of a minimum classification based on  51 Subject Headings out of Library of Congress Subject Headings  43 object types Query: Subject: World War One Object type: Postcard The National Library of Denmark Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico, Italy
  • 20. 3.) Minimum Classification Some of the supported subject headings EC1418 LCSH 1. Western Front World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Western Front 2. Eastern Front World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Eastern Front 3. Italian Front World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Italy 4. Home Front World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns 5. Trench Life World War 1914-1918--Trench warfare 6. Aerial Warfare World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations 7. Naval Warfare World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations 8. Prisoners of War Prisoners of war + World War, 1914-1918 9. Propaganda World War, 1914-1918--Propaganda + 42 further LCSH-Kategorien + 43 object types (e.g. book, diary, cookbook, trench magazine, photo, postcard etc) EC1418 Minimum classification  http://www.europeana-collections-1914-1918.eu/wp-content/ uploads/2012/04/Classification-of-content-in-EC1418.pdf