Operation War Diary

10 April 2014

Operation War Diary - a key project in our First World War 100 programme - won an award at Museums and the Web, a major annual conference for museums and technology. The conference took place last week in Baltimore, USA, where the project won in the research/collections online category.

Since the launch of the project over 10,000 people across the globe have volunteered to tag names, places and other details in our First World War unit diaries. With over 200 diaries already tagged and verified, this innovative crowdsourcing project goes one step further than traditional transcription by using the data to digitally map and analyse patterns and trends in the unit war diaries, offering new perspectives on the First World War.

Operation War Diary is a collaboration between The National Archives, Imperial War Museums and Zooniverse, and is part of First World War 100, our centenary programme of events and digitisation releases. This new digital platform has been created to guide people through the vast collection of historic records, letters, wills, maps, photographs, illustrations and artworks held by The National Archives.

Volunteers wishing to take part in the now award-winning Operation War Diary can join the project here: www.operationwardiary.org

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