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REF NO.: 23

SUBJECT: Lasting Remembrance goes on the road

DATE: Oct. 20

Memorial University Libraries is taking its digital humanities project, Lasting Remembrance: Newfoundland, Labrador and War, on the road for a series of public workshops in Corner Brook and Labrador. It is one of many commemorative projects supported by Memorial University to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Lasting Remembrance showcases the libraries’ physical, digital and web-based collections in areas related to the First World War with the intention to increase accessibility and encourage new and collaborative research.

Librarian Dr. Kathryn Rose, cartographer and library assistant David Mercer, and research assistant Daniel Reid will be on hand to discuss the several components to the project, which include interactive and customized maps, a soldier database with detailed personal information and descriptive essays from subject-matter experts. All will be available on a convenient and tailored website that will serve a research portal.

The team is seeking community participation and has a mobile digitization unit to capture any unique resources and artifacts that individuals wish to share. They also hope to connect with other researchers, historians and interested parties from across the province.

“It is the First World War now but we are hoping that the project becomes a focal point for for the study and analysis of Newfoundland and Labrador’s position in the global security environment,” said Dr. Rose.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 (Labrador)

The O’Brien Centre, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 2-4 p.m., and at the North West River Research Station, North West River from 7-9 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 26 (Corner Brook)

Grenfell Campus Library, Corner Brook, on Monday, Oct. 26, from 10-12 p.m., and the Library and Computing Building (LC301) from 7-9 p.m.

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For more information, please contact Kristine Power, communications co-ordinator, Queen Elizabeth ll Library, at kristinep@mun.ca or 709-864-3188.

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