Digitisation

by Aoife O’Connell, Catalogue Development Student The National Library of Ireland holds a number of historically valuable and interesting photographic collections. Perhaps the best known and most utilised of these over the years since its acquisition has been the Lawrence Collection. It was acquired in 1943 for the then huge sum of £300. The popularity [...]

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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 Justin Furlong, Periodicals Librarian We are always keen here at the National Library to collaborate with other institutions and libraries. With this in mind, we were very pleased to be approached by Prof. Geraldine Sheridan of the University of Limerick in relation to their project to digitise the Magazine of Magazines (1751-1769), Limerick’s first [...]

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