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Archives in the Digital Age – Digital Scholars’ Workshop Series

April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


April 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building


Aisling Keane

Archives in the Digital Age – balancing evolving expectations against the realities of resource allocation and legislation – Aisling Keane, G010, 12-1pm Tuesday, 30th April.

NUI Galway is rich in archival collections that provide primary source material for subjects that include the Irish language, the landscape of the West of Ireland, theatre and literary collections, political collections relating to Northern Ireland. Increasingly, we make material available digitally, and work with staff / researchers to maximise the value and impact of this investment. This can be through their use in teaching programmes, employing technologies available to us to conduct statistical analysis on their contents, and work with local partners on data visualisation tools. There is a greater expectation on archives and libraries to deliver on services like this.

This talk will give an overview of the landscape of digital archives projects in Ireland at the moment, specifically the types of resources and infrastructure these projects require, legislation such as copyright and data protection that influence these, and the types of organisations that fund these projects.

It will also present the resources and support available at NUI Galway for anyone interested in working with us on these projects.


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About the Workshop Series

Developing skills with digital technologies can be a challenge for researchers interested in digital and open scholarship.

To help, the Library, in partnership with the Moore Institute, presents a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how, and experience in technologies and methods, that will enhance your experience of newer forms of scholarship.

Events in this semester’s series include: