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The State Library of South Australia (SLSA) is honouring the memory of those who served at the front lines on World War 1 and on the home front, through a series of projects.

Centenary of ANZAC: Contact

For more information, contact the project manager:

Andrew Piper
Manager, Online Services
centenaryofanzac@slsa.sa.gov.au
+61 8 8207 7357

Information sharing

The Library is part of  the World War Onelink program which aims to encourage collaboration and reduce duplication of effort across projects across Australia.

Internationally we have joined the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership program and become a content provider for 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War.

Centenary of ANZAC

The State Library of South Australia is honouring the memory of those who served at the front lines on World War 1 and on the home front with a series of Centenary of Anzac projects.

Centenary of Anzac exemplifies the Library’s strategic purpose: to keep alive the memories and stories of generations of South Australians.

Are these specific initiatives reflective of more general directions in the library?

These initiatives demonstrate how SLSA can work with minimal resources to achieve projects of this scale and offer an exploration and models for use of technologies, service models, workflows and community engagement for the rest of SLSA to take up.

All of the projects align with desires from previous and current Strategic Plans, in particular:

  • Give priority to getting popular family history primary sources online to meet the expectations of family history researchers
  • Adopt open access principles, standards and approaches so that customers can find, use and share content safely and easily
  • Actively work with community members, providing them with the tools and skills to create new content and add value to our collections using our data
  • Collaborate with national colleagues to devise and implement new ways of describing and exposing the materials in our collections
  • Open up our datasets and expose our content to other discovery systems
  • Increase the amount of South Australiana collection material digitised and available online
  • Provide customers with opportunities to explore and use new and emerging information technologies

We keep alive the memories and stories of generations of South Australians – knowing who we are and learning from the past are vital for our social and cultural well-being. We will create opportunities for wider and more interactive engagement for all communities in South Australia. In particular we will be focusing on the commemoration of the centenary of World War I during the first years of this plan.

Strategies to achieve this:

  • Actively engage with South Australians through a range of contemporary and innovative programs
  • Collaborate with other cultural institutions to deliver programs that extend across the cultural precinct and the State
  • Strengthen the collaboration between the State Library and the public library network to provide more seamless service across the State