October 2012

by Deirdre Carroll, donor and daughter of J.J. (Joe) Carroll My father, Joe Carroll, who worked in the Department of Industry and Commerce on Kildare Street, Dublin (just across the road from the National Library of Ireland) acquired over 270 glass lantern slides from a colleague. Unfortunately we cannot recall the colleague’s name. They originally [...]

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by Caroline Montgomery, Research and Reference Student Video guides here at the National Library of Ireland These days there’s a YouTube how to video for almost everything and libraries are no exception. Library instructional videos are becoming increasingly popular as a way to guide users through various aspects of library services. They are already used [...]

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by Nora-Jane Thornton, National Photographic Archive When asked if I would like to relocate from our Manuscript Department to the National Photographic Archive in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, I was excited by the prospect, and when I heard that the work would involve a thorough stock check of our photographic collections, I was [...]

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