Digital Collections

Bean an Phoist says:  A few weeks ago, I asked NLI staff to pick things they love in our collections (maybe also about love) and to write about them for Valentine’s Day. Those who weren’t nimble enough to avoid me since then, are included here. And there will be two other posts today – Honora [...]

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by Jenny Doyle, Oscail Programme Manager While the National Library holds wonderful collections of rare and antiquarian books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, prints and drawings (some of which you’ve read about on this very blog) one of our other jobs is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible today’s and indeed tomorrow’s books, newspapers, manuscripts, etc. [...]

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by Eoin Lynch, Conservation Assistant While working on The Clean Sweep book cleaning project, an interesting book I found in the Joly Collection was The speeches of the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, edited by Thomas Davis and published in London, 1847. John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) was an Irish MP and barrister who defended several [...]

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