The Around 1968 project, based in the Faculty of History, has collected hundreds of oral history interviews with people who participated in the revolutionary events of 1968 in Europe. This international project reconsiders the political upheavals of 1968 as a historic moment: in the shadow of the Second World War, Cold War and wars of decolonisation, and in the glare of the Swinging Sixties, when a generation of young activists believed that they could change the world and at the same time change themselves.
The Around 1968 project faced technical challenges
which affected the stability of its database. Moving onto the Sustainable Digital Scholarship platform has ensured that the project and its data resources will be available and protected long into the future.
Most of these valuable oral history resources contain personal and sensitive information about the interviewees, making it important for the project to comply with data protection legislation. Figshare is certified for the storage of personal data, and the Sustainable Digital Scholarship team have processes in place to manage the handling of sensitive data.