1641 Rebellion Digititizing Project at TCD

I read in the Irish Times newspaper on Friday 6th November 2009, about the Rebellion Manuscripts go Digital Project which is going on at Trinity College, Dublin: 1641 Depositions Project

“The main objectives are to transcribe and digitise the ‘1641 Depositions’, and to create a comprehensive electronic resource. This material will be published on the web, providing a unique research tool, of interest to both the academic community and the general public. There will be a major international conference, held in Dublin during Year 3, with an edited volume of the proceedings appearing after the project has been completed. It is also planned to hold an exhibition in Year 3 (with a published catalogue) in the TCD Library, which attracts over 30,000 visitors each month. The project will also deliver a working methodology for the transcription and digitisation of manuscript collections, which can be applied to other unique historical collections.”

It is encouraging to see more and more digitzing of archive material in Ireland and the efforts being made to make it available on the web. Libraries will have to keep up with the digital age!

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