Europeana has just sent out an important press release on Europeana 1914-1918, which has been launched today by the Deputy Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Günter Winands, in Berlin.
The link to the release is here: http://pro.europeana.eu/pressrelease/29jan
Europeana 1914-1918 is the most important pan-European collection of original First World War source material. It is the result of three years of work by 20 European countries and includes:
- 400,000 rare documents digitised by 10 state libraries and two other partners in Europe
- 660 hours of unique film material digitised by audiovisual archives
- 90,000 personal papers and memorabilia of some 7,000 people involved in the war, held by their families and digitised at special events in 12 countries
Please share the press release through your own channels – translate the key points and send to your press lists, post on your blog and social media etc. For those of you who have run 1914-1918 campaigns in your countries, this is particularly important – your country’s collections (and your own hard work) are part of this so please help us spread the word as far as possible!