We are working to make resources digitally available to the widest possible audience. A representative selection of images from our visual collections is already available on our online catalogue. We have undertaken a major project to digitise over 33,000 images from the Lawrence (Royal & Cabinet), Poole Whole Plate and Independent Newspapers (1912 -1936), Clarke, Eason, Keogh, Stereo Pairs and Tempest glass plate collections. These images are now accessible, at a low resolution and with basic information, through the Digital Photographs database.
We also participate in partnership arrangements, such as that with the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, allowing some of our primary source material to be made digitally available alongside collections from other organisations.
In addition to providing digital access to material from our own collections, we subscribe to resources which offer access to a rich variety of digital content held elsewhere (see the Digital Resources section for a full list of resources currently available).