NLI publishes its 2013 Annual Review

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has said it is still achieving good results and bringing important collections to the public, despite continued hard times. The Library published its 2013 Annual Review today (03.09.14).

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, TD, officiated at an event to mark its publication.

Speaking at the event, Acting Director of the NLI, Catherine Fahy, said: "2013 shows a Library that’s still achieving good results and bringing important collections to the public. Hard times continue, but today is an opportunity to recognise the achievements that the NLI has made against the odds."

Key highlights from the 2013 review include:

      • Over a quarter of a million visitors to the NLI in 2013. This represented a 42 per cent increase on the previous year, and an 85 per cent increase since 2009.
        • Online visitors to continued to grow in 2013, with 7.3 million interactions across NLI’s website and Flickr Commons profile, and 20,000 followers reached on Facebook and Twitter.
            • A total of 16,000 books, newspapers and periodicals were bought or received under legal deposit, including rare items and newly published material.
              • Sixty collections of manuscripts, prints and drawings, and photographs were purchased last year, and 281 collections were donated.
                • Ten major exhibitions were staged during 2013, attracting 170,840 visitors.

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