NLI Launches Public Call for ‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ Web Archive

(07.11.16) The National Library of Ireland has issued a call to members of the public to nominate websites which they believe best record Irish life in 2016 and remember the events of 1916 by answering the following questions:
• What website do you feel best remembers the events of 1916?
• What website do you feel best records Irish life in 2016?

‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ is the NLI’s largest web archiving project to date and is part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. The project is part of NLI 2016, the commemorative programme in the National Library, and is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

The NLI has been carrying out selective and thematic web archiving since 2011, aimed at ensuring a permanent record is kept of websites of cultural and historical importance.

Announcing the public call, Dr Sandra Collins, Director of the NLI said: “With this public call we are asking everyone to think about the best Irish websites of 2016, because websites are an increasingly important source of information today. We want everyone to vote so that we can archive these modern Irish memories for now and for future generations to share."

The call for suggestions has now closed. The top five websites nominated in each category will be announced later in December 2016.

You can find out more here: http://www.nli.ie/en/public-call.aspx

Read the press release here.

 
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