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APAC Study Day 2018

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APAC Study Day 2018

Digitisation and Born Digital Collections: Where are we now and what’s the next big thing?

When: Thursday 8 - Friday 9 November

Where: Dublin City Library and Archive and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 D02 HE37

Seminar Room G011, Hardiman Research Building (Hardiman Library), NUIG, University Road, Galway H91 TK33

APAC’s 2018 Study Day is open for bookings.

The Study Day will take place on Friday 9 November in Galway. The Study Day is free for APAC members and €20 for non-members.

Additional talks and visits have been organised for Thursday 8 November in Dublin. This day is open to APAC members only. If you are not currently an APAC member, you can join us here.

APAC members are strongly encouraged to apply for travel grants to attend the Study Day. Travel grants can cover transport and one night of accommodation. The deadline for applying for a travel grant is Wednesday 10 October at 5pm. Find out how to apply.


Thursday 8 November

Dublin City Library and Archive: Exploring Dublin’s theatrical past and some of its collections


Arrivals (with tea/coffee)

11.30am - 1pm

Welcome by Dublin City Archivist Dr Mary Clarke followed by three short talks:

- ‘Anna Manahan, Actress’ (Eilis McCarthy, Theatre Archivist, Dublin City Library & Archive)

- ‘Ira Allen and the Queen’s Theatre, Dublin’ (Cecil Allen, Theatre Historian)

- ‘The Theatre Royal Dublin’ (Conor Doyle, Theatre Historian)

1-2 pm

Lunch (provided)


Walking tour of Dublin Theatre Trail, to include visit to Micheal Mac Liammoir Gate Theatre exhibition at Dublin City Hall.



Overnight stay in Dublin

Friday 9 November

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG): APAC Study Day: Digitisation and born digital collections – where are we now and what’s the next big thing?


Travel to Galway (suggested bus citylink, arriving at 10.15am)




Welcome from APAC Executive Committee and John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway.


APAC meeting


Introduction and Tour of NUIG archives and facilities, including digitisation facilities and access as used for Abbey and Gate Theatre digitisation projects


Lunch (provided)


Study Day, with five speakers:

- www.ClassicIrishPlays.com: A mainstream resource incorporating new digital archival research’ (Dr David Clare, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick)

- ‘Opening up arts archives: mass digitisation approaches to making large collections researcher ready’ (Martin Bradley, Archives Ireland Consultants)

- ‘Linked Data and Traditional Music Archives – Where can we go from here?’ (Dr Lynnsey Weissenberger, Irish Traditional Music Archive)

- ‘Digital Outputs for Funded Projects’ (Chris Jones, Rambert)

- ‘Building and sustaining the Digital Repository of Ireland’ (Claire Lanigan, Digital Repository of Ireland)


Launch of new archive acquisitions from the Yeats Family auction – by Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President, NUI Galway. Speakers will also include Dr Adrian Paterson, Discipline of English, NUI Galway

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