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
Street signs, the corner of Frederick St and Dodson Av
Trove solves a family mystery

All the WW1 records for my great grand uncle showed he lived in Hanover St, Lidcombe. However, this street no longer exists. Searching in Trove I discovered the street had been renamed to honour another soldier, Private Frederick Doodson who was killed on Anzac Day landing at the Dardanelles. The digitised newspapers helped me to unravel a mystery in the family history. Trove supplied the missing piece to the puzzle and also the reason why the street name was changed, and the wonderful recognition for the local soldier who died.

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