The Library was part of the World War Onelink program which aimed 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.
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.
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:
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: