Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Digitisation Talk Today

At 12 noon today in the e-block boardroom, the Library hosts a short lecture and demonstration by Brian Donovan of Eneclann Digital Imaging Services on the importance of digital imaging and archival storage for libraries and universities.

Eneclann are a Trinity College Campus Company who publish historical and genealogical sources on CD-Rom and online and have currently produced around 250 titles of Irish interest. We have recently acquired some Eneclann titles on CD-Rom which will be on display for the talk and available for loan in the Library soon afterwards.

Titles include:

  • Census Reports 1851-1911: County & City of Dublin
  • A Stroll through Dublin
  • Deserted Children (Dublin) 1854
  • Thom's Official Directory of Ireland, 1910
  • Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland
  • Treble Almanack & Dublin Directory 1783
  • The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders
Continuing on our White House theme this week, Eneclann were in the news for the part they have played in sourcing Barack Obama's Irish ancestry - our speaker Brian is quoted in an article in the Irish Times last Saturday.

All students and staff are welcome to come along to the talk. This event is organised by Síol, our Information and Research Support service.