Europeana 1914-18 Crowdsourcing project

The British Library is digitising 10,00o items (up to 250,00 digital images) of a wide range of material related to the First World War. Digitised content will be available through the Europeana portal as well as through the British Library website. This will form the Library’s contribution to the Europeana  Collections 1914-18.

Roadshows have been held where the public was invited to bring along WW1 photographs, letters, diaries, film or audio together with stories of who they belonged to or why they are significant to their families. Staff from museums and the BL digitised the content and uploaded it to the dedicated Europeana website.  More roadshows are being held in Europe.


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