"Europeana 1914-1918), " is an international project aimed at scanning and sharing online contents, funded by the European Union. Its main objective is to provide online the World War I-related contents that are deposited in 10 libraries located in eight European countries. By 2014, upon the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, 425 000 sources shall be available, including books, newspapers, journals, maps, children's literature, posters, flyers, medals and coins.

The initiative originated from the University of Oxford, which appealed to the British public to share letters, photographs and memories of family members who had been involved in the Great War, in order to digitize them and present them online. The success of this initiative led Europeana, in close collaboration with the University of Oxford, to develop a similar initiative in Germany.

The participation can be done in two ways:
1. Through the website of the project - showing photos or stories online;
2. In road shows - where local communities are invited to bring personal documents for the project team "Europeana 1914-1918), " to photograph, identify and, subsequently, show online.

The digital archive was made available in March 2011: 
It is an open space and permanently in construction. 

Through contacts previously established with the University of Oxford, IHC has closely followed the initiatives undertaken under project "Europeana 1914-1918". The first contents supplied by IHC were made available at the Europeana portal during the spring of 2012:–+Portugal%22


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