Date(s) - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Institute of Public Administration
Facilitators Bríd McGrath & Julia BarrettMake a Booking →
Freely-available Digital Resources & Tools for Local History
Libraries have always collected resources for local history; however, an increasing number and range of exciting resources for local studies are now available online. While this exciting use of technology has opened up un-dreamt-of resources to libraries and their users, it can be difficult to source and evaluate relevant material from the plethora now available. This course identifies key resources for local history and explains how they may be used. It also considers how libraries can make their resources available digitally to all users.
09.30 Welcome and introductions
09.45 Digitally available resources and tools (Julia): – Place- Maps, valuations, townland databases, gazetteers, placenames – E-Books, texts, Journals, Newspapers
11.00 Databases (Bríd) – Irish History Online, Sources, Buildings of Ireland, PADDI, Archaeological databases, DIPPAM
12.00 Other resources (Julia) – Statistical (including Census), Folklore / oral (inc. Irish Language) – Images and video, Genealogy, Music
13.30 Niche resources and tools (Bríd) – palaeography & other tools
14.00 Using technologies to communicate your collections; examples from the Decade of Anniversaries (Julia) – chronologies / timelines, narrative tools, georeferencing, – other platforms (e.g. Omeka)
15.00 Crowdsourcing (Bríd)
15.30 Making Your Local History Resources Digitally Available (Bríd)
16.00 Questions and answers; evaluation
Bookings are closed for this event.