2018 was also the year for News in the Classroom and KLAAR. With KLAAR, an online programme from VRT NWS, we are bringing complex and current topics to the classroom using clear language together with VRT. These topics have been enriched with a collection of ready-to-use visual and audio materials by our education editorial department. Teachers and pupils from the first and second grade of secondary education enthusiastically started working with KLAAR on The Archive for Education and via Smartschool in January 2018.
Lots of work has also been done for other target groups in 2018. For example, knowyourcarrier.com – where you can discover what images and audio you have stored in your personal archive and the best way to preserve them – was launched on UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Great War have now come to an end, but that doesn't mean we’ve forgotten our News of the Great War newspaper database. The largest online database of press materials from the First World War was published as linked data in 2018 – making it easier to search and find information. You can read about all the finesses of this new technique here.