Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Digitising the Abbey Theatre Archive: Journey and Destination


Tuesday 4 October 2016, Room G010, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

 

This seminar tells the story of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive, created by the largest theatre archive digitisation project undertaken worldwide. It reflects on challenges faced, lessons learned, new opportunities and impact on academic mission, library and archives.

 

Programme

1030 Registration and refreshments

1100 Welcome and Introduction (John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway)

1110 A brief history of the Abbey Theatre archive (Mairéad Delaney, Archivist, Abbey Theatre)

1140 Digitising the archive (Martin Bradley, Archives Consultant, and Aisling Keane, Digital Archivist, NUI Galway Library)

1210 The Abbey Theatre Early Minute Books Project (Cillian Joy, Digital Library Developer, NUI Galway Library, and Patricia O’Beirne, Abbey Digital Archive PhD Fellow, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway)

1240 Lunch, including opportunity to take a tour of the Archives and Special Collections with Niall McSweeney, Head of Research and Learning, and Kieran Hoare, Archivist, NUI Galway Library

1340 The academic impact of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive (Professor Patrick Lonergan, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway)

1410 Data mining case study (Marc Mellotte, Applied Innovation Unit Lead, Insight, NUI Galway)

1430 Staging the Archive: mediating user engagement and experience (Barry Houlihan, Archivist, NUI Galway Library)

1450 The researcher experience (Christopher McCormack, Abbey Digital Archive PhD Fellow, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway)

1510 The transformative impact of the Abbey project on NUI Galway’s Library and Archives (John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway)

1530 Close and Tea

 

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