Digitalization in the Service of National Memory?

Ana Voštinić, Marijana Jakšić, Ivana Hrenko

The topic of this paper is creation of the digital archives where one of the most tragic events in Kraljevo history during World War II is presented and which consequences extend way beyond local character, becoming an integral part of the national history. It is about mass shooting of civilians from Kraljevo by the German Army, which is known as '14th October'. Intention is to present this tragic event from the viewpoint of the librarian by collecting all of the material on this matter so far (stored in or published by libraries, museums, archives…) to one place, implementing in this way the basic principles of digitalization – availability of the information that can be easily searched and found for all the users, regardless of space or time constraints.