Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Digital Publishing Brownbag Pitch - Enabling a Treasure Trove of Economic Data

On Tuesday 17th January 2017we will continue our series of lunchtime brown-bag events to focus on Duanaire, A Treasury of Digital Data for Irish Economic History

Duanaire is the work of Dr Aidan Kane and his team. This innovate project has unearthed a wealth of Irish fiscal history data and made it accessible online in a range of formats. At its core are the detailed accounts of revenues and expenditures from the Journals of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland throughout the 1700s. These remarkably sophisticated and consistent accounts give unique insights into the evolution of the Irish economy and the press of political and military events during this fascinating period.

Dr Kane has assembled a unique infrastructure for the imaginative curation, exploration and sharing of significant tranches of Irish economic history data. Its construction grew from collaboration between Dr Kane and his team with Moore Institute, Digital Technologist David Kelly, and the Library's Digital Library Developer, Cillian Joy, all of whom will speak at this seminar.

Dr Kane will talk about the evolution of the project and its future.

David Kelly will talk about the re-design of the Duanaire website, and about his work producing engaging, interactive data-visualisations based on the project’s data.

Cillian Joy will tell us about the Library’s involvement in providing the technology that bootstrapped the Duanaire project. He will also outline the exciting developments concerning the Library’s latest infrastructure to manage archival and research data. Cillian will also give an overview of our advisory services in this area.

Following the presentations we will open-up the floor to general discussion about the project. This is your opportunity to engage. We are eager to hear your views whether you think Dunaire has applications to your own research,  if it serves as a template for research in related area or if you would just like to know more about the services of our Digital Library.

Everyone is welcome to this Brown-bag Pitch and registration is free. To allow us adequately provide for catering, we request that you please register here 

Venue: The Bridge, Room 1001, First Floor Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

Date and Time: 17 January 2017, 12-2pm

12:00     Lunch will be available from 12:00

12:05     Dr Aidan Kane, Head of Economics at NUI Galway - The Duanaire Project

12:30     David Kelly, Research Technologist for the Humanities and Social Sciences at NUI Galway - the re-design              of the Duanaire website and interactive data visualisation

12:45     Cillian Joy, Digital Library Developer at NUI Galway Library - the Library’s involvement with the Duanaire              project, our technology strategy and infrastructure and what it could do for you.

13:00     Discussion and exchange of ideas

14:00     Session Ends

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