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Victory Lon Poster

Final features, Trends and Future Work

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Lee Baylis

(Image: Victory Loan Poster © IWM (Q 61339) ) A lot of my previous articles reflected the state of play at the time they were written, so I wanted to write one final article summarising the ... Read More


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Wanted immediately for the Royal Navy - Poster

Helping Institutions Towards APIs

Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Lee Baylis

(Image: Wanted immediately for the Royal Navy, © Museum of London) In this post, I’d like to go into some technical detail regarding point five in our strategy — helping institutions to set up their own ... Read More


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Belgian artillery officer in his office

All About Mappings

Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Lee Baylis

(Image: Belgian artillery officer in his office controlling his Batteries by map and ‘phone. © IWM (Q 2950) ) At the heart of our API lies our mappings infrastructure. It is two-fold: Queries are issued to ... Read More


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World War One: women factory worker. Stretcher bearers.

Release of WW1 Discovery Interfaces

Published on March 25th, 2013 | by Adrian Stevenson

We’re pleased to announce the release of our two prototype interfaces: Interface developed in conjunction with ‘Mickey and Mallory’ – http://ww1app.discovery.ac.uk Historypin interface developed in conjunction with ‘We Are What We Do’. We’ve been busily working ... Read More


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Photo of men from the 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment digging a trench

A look into the APIs in the field

Published on March 12th, 2013 | by Lee Baylis

(Image: Photo of men from the 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment digging a trench, The Great War Archive, University of Oxford) What Are These APIs Anyway? My background is really that of a generic developer, so when ... Read More


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ROYAL AIR FORCE TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND, 1940-1945.

Sneak Preview of the WW1 Discovery Interfaces

Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Adrian Stevenson

We’ve been busily working on our discovery layer interfaces since last November. We’re almost there but there’s still bugs we keep spotting, partly due to the nature of the data: the fact that we’re handling all ... Read More


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Digital Humanities and the First World War

Published on January 14th, 2013 | by Adrian Stevenson

We’re very close to finishing the WW1 project now, and we’re aiming to make our interfaces available very soon. There are a number of things we haven’t quite managed to pull off in the time available, ... Read More


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WW1 Discovery at UK Museums and the Web 2012

Published on November 16th, 2012 | by Adrian Stevenson

Just a quick post to say that I’ll be doing a very short 4 minute open mic talk on the WW1 project at this years ‘UK Museums and the Web 2012: Strategically Digital‘ conference to be ... Read More


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