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Oxford’s Digital Projects: Rethinking the First World War (or 'can technology move use beyond the trenches?')

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Oxford’s Digital Projects: Rethinking the First World War (or 'can technology move use beyond the trenches?')

  1. 1. Rethinking the First World War(or…can technology move use beyond the trenches?) Oxford’s Digital Projects Kate Lindsay Manager for Engagement, Academic IT Services Director, World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings University of Oxford @KTDigital / @WW1C
  2. 2. It all started withpoetry…. Images: British Library via the First World War Poetry Digital Archive
  3. 3. www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  4. 4. Images: Blunden Family Archive via the First World War Poetry Digital Archive
  5. 5. Images: Imperial War Museum via the First World War Poetry Digital Archive
  6. 6. They contributed to a community collectionwww.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa
  7. 7. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  8. 8. Germany (2011)
  9. 9. Germany (2011)Luxembourg (2012)Ireland (2012)UK Preston (2012)Slovenia (2012)Denmark (2012)
  10. 10. Germany (2011)Luxembourg (2012)Ireland (2012)UK Preston (2012)Slovenia (2012)Denmark (2012)UK Banbury (3 Nov 2012)Cyprus (Nov 2012)Belgium (Dec 2012)Italy (Mar 2013)France?Poland?Malta?Austria?Switzerland?Romania?Portugal?Spain?Norway?…?
  11. 11. CC BY NC SA = Collect, Create, Remix
  12. 12. Collect - Resource Library • Links to existing high quality OER on the World Wide Web • Selected by a team of student ambassadors and academics • Global OER Widgets • Surface ‘Popular’ resources • Links to the ‘big’ WW1 OER collectionsImage: Library of Congress, WW1 Poster Archive. Public Domain.
  13. 13. @Arras95: Contribute,Collaborate, Commemorate• Twitter campaign between 9th April and 16th May 2012.• Surface a key, but lesser taught, turning point of the War.• Increase the visibility of existing open content around this one focal point• Crowdsource an archive of knowledge about the event.
  14. 14. Create - Collaborative Blog• Experts from across a range of disciplines.• New ideas, unrefined thoughts, reviews, republish previous work.• Surface existing open materials.• No style guide and requires no specific referencing format. Image: Library of Congress, WW1 Poster Archive. Public Domain.
  15. 15. Open publishing• Community open to open publishing and open licenses.• Opportunity to enhance reputation, for public engagement and get feedback..• Role shifts in a new writing space• Built open literacy• What is academic? Image: Library of Congress, WW1 Poster Archive. Public Domain.
  16. 16. RemixTo re-present digital contentaround World War I intechnologically innovative andinventive ways to showcasethe full potential of usingopen material to seedacademic debate.
  17. 17. Image: Otis Historical Archive, CC BY-NC-SA..
  18. 18. Image: Library of Congress, WW1 Poster Archive. Public Domain.
  19. 19. Can technology move us ‘beyond the trenches’? Kate Lindsay Manager for Engagement, Academic IT Services Director, World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings University of Oxford @KTDigital / @WW1C

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