March 2012

History as the Sum of Our Stories by Avice-Claire McGovern, Librarian The digital age has caused a shift in our collective remembrance practices. No longer solely the province of professional historians, the great democratization of information production and sharing brought about by the world-wide web means that anyone can contribute to the patchwork of the [...]

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by Dr Una Hunt, pianist, broadcaster and Irish music specialist William Vincent Wallace Born Waterford, Ireland 1812; died Chateau de Bagen, France 1865 The bicentenary of a neglected and uniquely-individual Irish composer will be celebrated on March 11th 2012. And, on the day, Waterford city will honour the birth of one of its most famous [...]

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Intro by Justin Furlong, NLI Newspaper Librarian The National Library of Ireland in association with the Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland is pleased to launch its Newspaper Descriptors Project. This project hopes to provide short descriptors or pen notes for the newspaper titles listed in the National Library’s Newspaper Database. The descriptors will [...]

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