Oxford University’s ‘Lest We Forget’ crowd-funding WW1 campaign now live

On 5 June, the University of Oxford launched the ‘Lest We Forget’ project aimed at saving and preserving material owned by the public related to WW1. They are seeking to raise £40-80k in one month (5 June – 5 July 2017) in order to train and support local volunteers around the UK to run digital collection days to try to capture all the WW1 material (diaries, letters, objects, etc) currently held by the public and in danger of being lost. The material brought in by the public will the be digitized and uploaded to a freely available web site to be launched on 11th November 2018.

Please help spread the word about this project and donate by going to:

For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordLWF/”
See also: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/57658-lest-we-forget

WW1 Wiki-edit-a-thon, IT Services, 10 November 2015

On Tuesday 10th November 2015 the University of Oxford IT Services are hosting a Wikipedia Editathon on the theme of World War I and Oxford.

Time: Tuesday 10 November, 2-5pm
Location: IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6NN

The focus of the session will be on editing and improving existing Wikipedia articles and adding images. The theme is WW1 with a particular focus on Oxford so subject expertise is useful (though not necessary – an interest in the topic and in learning about Wikipedia is a good starting point). No previous experience of wiki editing is necessary. The aim is to improve or create Wikipedia articles on World War I topics and highlight the role of Oxford as both a city and a university, in this historical conflict.

Training will be led by Martin Poulter, the Bodleian Libraries’ Wikimedian In Residence. Expert knowledge about the War or previous Wiki editing experience is NOT necessary, though subject experts and experienced editors are also welcome.

This is a free event, run as part of the University’s centenary activities. Non-University members are welcome.

For more information, see here. To book a place please visit: https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWOHE (University members) or email courses@it.ox.ac.uk (non-University members).