Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mosman 1914-1918

Accountant, clerk, farmer, storeman, nurse are just some of the 1,500 men and women of Mosman who enlisted during the First World War. Who were they? What did they look like? Where did they go?
To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Mosman Library is creating an innovative online resource to collect and display information about the wartime experiences of local service people (http://mosman1914-1918.net/ )
The project aims to use web technologies to link previously unconnected documents and information. It intends to share all tools & techniques developed with other libraries & community groups for use in their digital history & commemorative projects. The project is supported by a State Government Library Development Grant.
Leading the team is a pioneer in this field, Dr Tim Sherratt (Mapping Our Anzacs (http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/), Invisible Australians (http://invisibleaustralians.org/).
Mosman kicked off the project with a BUILD-A-THON (http://mosman1914-1918.net/project/events/build-a-thon) on Saturday 11 August. 
All are welcome to come along and join the team. Subscribe to the newsletter for updates, follow the blog and attend events.

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