More service enhancements

The National Library of Ireland is delighted to announce that as part of our ongoing catalogue development programme, coupled with a parallel initiative to put our collections online, that we are proceeding with Phase One of plans to provide the widest possible access to a number of James Joyce manuscripts. These plans will make the treasures of the National Library, which we hold in trust for the nation, available to all Irish citizens and lovers of Irish culture throughout the entire world.

As of 10 April 2012, James Joyce manuscripts acquired by the NLI since 2000 can now be viewed via the NLI online catalogue. To access the catalogue click here.

The manuscripts will be available on our website in very high-resolution formats from 16 June 2012 - to coincide with Bloomsday and the XXIII International James Joyce Symposium.

In the meantime, a designated NLI team is in the process of developing new image- viewing software as part of the roll-out of our digital repository, which is designed to ensure that on-line images of the James Joyce manuscripts can be researched in minute detail by NLI website visitors. This will guarantee an experience as good as a personal visit to view the manuscripts at the NLI Reading Room in Dublin.

Other material from the NLI's rich resources will also be coming on stream this year.  Details to be announced in the coming months. 

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