Development of the Archive
Since 1998 library staff collected and collated information relating to the tragic events of August 1998 and its aftermath with a view to creating an archive. Omagh Support and Self Help Group (OSSHG) also collected relevant material.
In 2001 the WELB and OSSHG decided to work in partnership and seek funding to develop a searchable database of the material collected.
This significant and challenging project has involved many people throughout the community. Both organisations have contributed to the project in different ways to make information accessible to victims and families, researchers and academics, the local community and across the world.