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LIANZA Webinar - Online Cenotaph

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 75


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Wednesday August 11, 2021 - 2.00PM

The Online Cenotaph is part of the Collection Information and Access team at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Online Cenotaph, was first established in 1996 as a biographical database for individual New Zealand service personnel. The database was rebranded and developed in 2015, to coincide with the World War One Centenary commemorations and now allows for people to add images, notes and documents directly into each record.

The Online Cenotaph now includes more than 245,00 records dating from the late 19th century up until today. The database is not only used for military research but for supporting whakapapa and family history enthusiasts, as well as academics in the social sciences and digital humanities.

In this session Victoria will provide an overview of the database, the role her team plays at Auckland War Memorial Museum and current projects the team is undertaking including transcription, data enrichment and veteran interviews.  

She will also reflect on the impact Online Cenotaph has had over the past 25 years, consider the future potential of Online Cenotaph and opportunities for continued collaboration with our GLAM sector colleagues.

Come along to learn more!

Victoria Passau has been Collection Manager, Online Cenotaph at Auckland War Memorial Museum since 2014. She is responsible for the management of Online Cenotaph as a digital product and works with Auckland Museum’s diverse content partners and collaborators. She has also developed as deep understanding of how personal memory and commemoration can enrich official histories. Victoria obtained an Masters of Library and Information Studies from Victoria University of Wellington and holds an advisory role as one of the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

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