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Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in East Renfrewshire libraries

McGettigan, L. and McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2004) Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in East Renfrewshire libraries. In: 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, 2004-08-22 - 2004-08-27.

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This paper discusses the implementation of a community portal and CD-ROM in East Renfrewshire Council, Scotland, aimed at commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day. The area has one of the largest Jewish populations in Scotland and with some residents being Holocaust survivors, their own testimonies were used to ensure the portal was relevant to the local community. The site, which was runner-up in the CILIP/LiS Libraries Change Lives Award, also discusses other Holocausts throughout the world, and stands as a testament to all who have suffered in such atrocities. The site has been well received by the community and reflects how local immigrant communities can contribute to resources that can inform their local community and the world.