Family History

by Sam McGrath, Cataloguer, Joseph Holloway Collection While cataloguing 19th century books, you can occasionally come across a little hand-written inscription that will make you pause for a moment and reflect on life’s journey. This was certainly the case when I opened the non-descript ‘Fireside tales for the young – Vol. 3′ by Sarah Stickney Ellis [...]

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by Louise O’Connor, Conservation For most of us, paper is an everyday, throw-away thing. We may hang on to concert tickets, or precious letters, some old photographs or important family certificates. But what if you had to keep those things for ever and ever? Maybe you’re the family historian or an avid comic collector – [...]

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by Josh Hughes, NLI project intern and MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture, TCD On Thursday, 21 March 2013, the National Library of Ireland will host its third collection day on behalf of the Europeana 1914-1918 project. In an effort to preserve and make available to the public the stories, artefacts and photographs that many [...]

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