NUIG to digitise Conradh na Gaeilge archive

Posted in Research on October 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Irish language organisation Conradh na Gaeilge has presented its archive to NUI Galway. The material, which contains a range of items, will be catalogued, digitised and made available online …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 3 October]

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UCC hoping to digitise doctoral research

Posted in Research on January 26th, 2013 by steve

“University College Cork Library is embarking on a project to bring the riches of UCC doctoral research to a wider audience by digitising theses from its collection so that they will be available to everybody online …” (more)

[Breeda Herlihy, Irish Examiner, 26 January]

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Abbey Theatre and NUIG to digitise archive collection

Posted in Research on October 22nd, 2012 by steve

“The Abbey Theatre and NUIG have started work on a four-year project to digitise the theatre’s entire archive collection. Nearly 2m items are contained in the archive …” (video)

[RTÉ One News, 22 October]

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Bodleian and Vatican digitise 1.5 million ancient texts

Posted in Research on April 12th, 2012 by steve

“Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the Vatican’s Biblioteca Apostolica plan to digitise 1.5 million ancient texts to make them available online. The two libraries announced the four-year project after receiving a £2m award from the Polonsky Foundation …” (more)

[BBC News, 12 April]

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National library gets digital

Posted in Research on January 20th, 2012 by steve

“For 135 years, saving paper has been its focus. But with so much of the world’s written content and images increasingly in digital form, the National Library of Ireland has embarked on a major project to digitise its collections and give equal weight to archiving new material that comes in bits and bytes …” (more)

[Karlin Lillington, Irish Times, 20 January]

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Mathematician’s newly discovered letters to be digitised at UCC

Posted in Research on June 2nd, 2011 by steve

“A collection of newly discovered letters from a mathematician regarded as the founder of modern computer languages is to be digitally archived at University College Cork. Some 4,000 items, including printed books and papers by George Boole, the first professor of mathematics at the then Queen’s College Cork, will be archived and made accessible to the public via the internet …” (more)

[Louise Roseingrave, Irish Times, 2 June]

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EU Report Warns of ‘Digital Dark Age’ if Digitization of Cultural Heritage Left to Private Sector

Posted in Research on January 16th, 2011 by steve

“The European Union says its member states must do more to digitize Europe’s cultural heritage and not simply leave that work to the private sector. To do otherwise, suggests a recently commissioned report, could steer Europe away from a digital Renaissance and ‘into a digital dark age’ …” (more)

[Audrey Watters, ReadWriteWeb, 13 January]


Notes on Digitization in Higher Education

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2010 by steve

“The emergence of inexpensive and highly efficient information networks has increased the volume of available information. But it has also changed the way in which information is produced and distributed. While the impact of these changes on society is clearly far-reaching, its’ significance to higher education is particularly profound given the fundamental role of information in higher education …” (more)

[Keith Hampson, Higher Education Management Group, 2 January]