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Gavin Fordyce, 15 August 2012 · # · · Comment

Getting started with Zotero

In my digital tools talk at the Build-a-thon I mentioned Zotero, a powerful research management tool created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. For an overview of what Zotero can do, have a look at the Quick Start Guide.

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Bernard, 14 August 2012 · # · · Comment [1]

A sort of living war memorial

The two Franks, one blind and the other paralysed, became a familiar sight in Mosman, indeed a sort of living war memorial. They had a motor bike and side car which Cluett, an engineer by training, had modified so that he could drive it while sitting in the side car, with Morris on the bike saddle.

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Gavin Fordyce, 9 August 2012 · # · · · Comment

Identities and identifiers

If we’re going to gather information about Mosman’s WWI servicepeople, first we have to find out who they were. The names on the Mosman War Memorial and George Franki’s research provide us with a great starting point, but there may be many others waiting to be identified.

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Gavin Fordyce, 7 August 2012 · # · · · Comment [5]

Mining Trove

We all know that the Trove newspaper database is a rich resource for historical research, but how can we make best use of it for this project? A quick search on ‘Mosman’ for the years 1914-1918 returns more than 20,000 articles — clearly we need a more strategic approach!

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Gavin Fordyce, 6 August 2012 · # · · Comment [1]

Building the Build-a-thon

The Build-a-thon is fast approaching. It’ll be a jam-packed day of thinking, linking, learning and making. Not sure what to expect? Well neither are we — there’s a basic outline below, but the day will be shaped by your interests and enthusiasms.

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