Europeana Collections 1914-1918
Remembering the First World War
Rotterdam, 05.12.2011
Thorsten Siegmann, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Europeana Collections 1914-1918
• is associated with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World
War in 2014.
• will contribute to Europeana a substantial digital thematic
collection of more than 425,000 outstanding sources relating to the
First World War
• 12 Partners from eight countries
• 10 national libraries from eight European countries
• 2 further partners
Partner’s network
A substantial digital collection of material from national
libraries and other partners that found themselves on
different sides of the historic conflict.
Det Kongelike Bibliothek
British Library
Bibliothèque Royale
de Belgique
Bibliothèque nationale
de France
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Narodna biblioteka Srbije, Serbia
Bibliothequè nationale et
universitaire de Strasbourg
Biblioteca Nazionale
Centrale di Firenze
Biblioteca Nazionale
Centrale di Roma
Aims of Europeana Collections 1914-1918
• Providing the most comprehensive collection on First World
War items online focusing on daily life in wartimes
• Aggregation to Europeana via TEL
• Joint tagging of items
• Creating and contributing to online exploration tools
• Virtual Exhibition
• Learning microsite
• Additional tools
• Organisation of launch exhibitions in 2014
• Enhancing the network of contributing institutions
Thank you!
Thorsten Siegmann
[email protected]

CIP-ICT-PSP-2010 Project Europeana Collections 1914-1918