Newspaper Cataloguing Pilot Launched

An important milestone was reached on 19 July when HGWTA launched its pilot scheme to catalogue the content of local newspapers. The target is to complete the cataloguing of the first three months of the war (up to 31 October 1914) by 11 November 2012. The system itself is still ‘work in progress’ so there has been no general appeal for extra volunteers. Once this pilot has refined the cataloguing system then it will become necessary to call on volunteers and to start planning for the massive task of cataloguing the whole war period.