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Trinity College Library Dublin to Host Lecture – Stewardship and Preservation of Collections in the Digital Age

UPDATE: see podcast of the talk below.
Trinity College Library Dublin will host Stewardship and Preservation of Collections in the Digital Age on Monday, 26th January at 1:00pm in the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

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Digital Resources and Imaging Services Darkrooms
Digital Resources and Imaging Services Darkrooms © Trinity College Library Dublin

The talk will be delivered by Cliff Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information since 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the intelligent uses of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual life. CNI’s wide-ranging agenda includes work in digital preservation, data intensive scholarship, teaching, learning and technology, and infrastructure and standards development and since its founding has facilitated interaction and dialogue between librarians and information technologists in areas of common interest.
Prof. Lynch, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information.  He is an internationally recognised expert in the area of networked information and has a unique understanding of the cultural trends and technological developments impacting today’s global information ecosystem. In his talk Prof. Lynch will discuss the role of institutions in serving as digital stewards of the cultural and intellectual records they hold in trust and what stewardship means in the digital age. He will explore the challenges facing higher education and research sectors in developing the necessary strategies and supporting infrastructure to deal with these demands effectively, affordably, and at the requisite scale.
Event Details:
Date: Monday, 26 January 2015
Time: 1:00pm
Venue: Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
For further information please e-mail dutylib@tcd.ie.

A Book of Kells Costume!

Fancy something a little different for Halloween?

We occasionally come across iconic images and buildings associated with the Library using in novel and interesting ways, such as the recreation of the Old Library on a wall in Poland, or a library eerily reminiscent of the Long Room appearing in Star Wars.

Add to that this costume inspired by the Book of Kells. The creator used our online repository of the Book to create a skirt and temporary tattoos. She clearly has a great love for the manuscript and took pains to treat it with respect – even though medieval copyists themselves might not be so scrupulous. It’s certainly not something you’ll see every day – great work Amanda!