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Nominations are open for your favourite Irish author for a new award that is part of the An Post Irish Book Awards. The criteria are as follows: The nominated author must be Irish by birth, citizenship or permanent residenceThe nominated author may be writing in any genre i.e. fiction, nonfiction, adults, young adult etcThe nominated...
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The Library of Trinity College Dublin’s Digital Collections repository now have persistent identifiers in the form of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) attached to the objects in the repository. A persistent identifier is a long-lasting reference to a resource that eliminates the issue of ‘link rot’. Unique persistent identifiers can be used to consistently identify digital objects...
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The Special Collections and Archives Department has been awarded significant funding to digitise the Shannon Development photographic archive. UL’s Special Collections has been awarded around €125,000 (£107,365) in funding from the Wellcome Trust to catalogue, conserve, digitise and increase accessibility to the key photographic archive, which boasts around 25,000–36,000 original photographic negatives. The funding is...
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A frieze with the name of HSH Prince Albert II was unveiled on the Gallery of the Long Room of the Old Library alongside the founding donors to the Library. His Serene Highness (HSH) Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Trinity College Dublin today as part of his three-day visit to Ireland.  An unveiling ceremony...
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On 1 July The Library of Trinity College says goodbye to the legacy Digital Collections to welcome the new Digital Collections platform. All the digitised research collections that users are familiar with will still be available, however some older URLs may need to be updated. Read more on our blog.  https://www.tcd.ie/library/news/legacy-digital-collections-closing-down/
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The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, visited UCD Library Special Collections on Wednesday to record a selection of his poems for the Irish Poetry Reading Archive. This digital repository of contemporary poetic voices records and preserves Irish poets reading their own work and makes their poetry accessible to a worldwide audience. President Higgins also...
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The presentations from the CONUL Conference 2021 – Virtual Event are now available to view on the CONUL Conference site. Click through for all the talks. 
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CONUL is now a Signatory of the Rights Retention Strategy Open Letter to Researchers. More information on this can be found here
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This week The River-side will post a series of blog posts comprising a student-created online exhibition ‘Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary.’ This online exhibition is curated and overseen by Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, Senior Lecturer, UCC’s School of History and Elaine Harrington, Special Collections Librarian, UCC Library. Two MA in Medieval History students: Morgan Hole and Martha Ewence,...
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Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan made the announcement in the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin. It marks the most significant funding award for the cultural heritage sector this year. Government announces €25 million in funding for the Old Library...
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