The development of a sustainable archive and portal to digital content created as part of the WW1 Engagement Centres’, the activities of engagement-centre sponsored WW1 community projects, and through HLF-funded Centenary community projects, is at the heart of this proposal. Harnessing and sustaining ‘new knowledge’ generated by WW1 Centenary community projects, this cross-cutting and cross-Centre initiative will focus on development strategies relevant especially to young people – the born-digital generation – as well as foster greater inter-generational sharing of digital resources often created in the first instance by older people through HLF-funded and other centenary community projects. Key Aims:
- create a digital infrastructure for sharing and integrating digital content from the community’s engagement with the Centenary of WW1;
- connect digital content from HLF-funded community projects and EC co-production projects and outputs;
- provide a publically-accessible and sustainable resource for maintaining the ‘digital memories’ of the Centenary itself for future generations.
To achieve these aims the provision of a sustainable and substantial archive and portal to the digital resources created through HLF-funded activities is required. These projects have produced a plethora of different computerised data covering an extremely diverse range of topics. By their nature many community groups are transitory and this means that the critical building blocks of knowledge, understanding and cross-generational intercourse are at risk. New digital data comprising images, texts, sound and film are all products of the Centenary. Put simply without preserving the base datasets deriving from these Centenary community engagements, we cannot build on the legacy of this work, and the worst-case scenario is that the content itself will be lost.
Please see link for full website http://ww1digitalportal.org.uk/