WW1 Hack Launch Sunday 3-5 July 2015

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3 July 2015 to 5 July 2015
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In association with GovHack 2015, the State Library is partnering with other Australian collecting institutions to facilitiate a WW1 HACK - utilising a wide range of materials digitised for the WWI centenary commemorations. 

WWI Hack will bring together a community of creators to ​engage with digitised World War I collections to create new ​ways of thinking about​ the War and its legacy. The 2014 national govhack experience demonstrated the value of combining multiple data sets and bringing content from diverse institutions together. We are keen to continue that momentum, supporting interpretation of the nation's WWI digital collections. These are some of the deepest, richest and most comprehensive​ set of digitised humanities resources created in Australia. This is a fantastic opportunity to prove their value. 

Participate in the discussion around WWI Hack on Twitter using #WWIHACK.

The WWI Hack on 3-5 July will launch a six week competition.

The event is scheduled to coincide with two International gatherings of digital humanities expertise: 

For more information or to register for the event please see Eventbrite.

Featured
Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.

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