Digital scholarship blog

13 June 2013

First World War Workshop – 29 June 2013

As part of our digitisation programme in partnership with Europeana Collections 1914 – 1918, the British Library is organising a workshop on Saturday, 29 June using content digitised for the programme, most of which is not yet available online. The collection comprises a myriad of items including, maps, manuscripts, music sheets, photographs, official publications, trench journals, pamphlets, ephemera and a large number of rare and out-of-print material. Metadata for all items in the collection will be available for download on the day.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a variety of users including historians, genealogists, hackers and others who are interested in exploring how the content can be used and presented in innovative ways and in connection to existing open tools such as geo-referencing platforms and OCR scripts for extracting information from the content and linking the material to other similar resources. More information on the workshop including the description of the collection and programme for the day can be accessed via

The workshop will run from 10:30 to 16:30 at the British Library Foyle Suite. Those who want to attend the day need to do register at

We look forward to seeing you there.

Girdwood Collection, Territorials of the Seaforth Highlanders in a trench, 5 August (Photo_24-248)


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