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Video of the Librarian at TEDx Dublin

In September last, our Librarian Helen Shenton spoke to over 2000 attendees at TEDx Dublin 2014, held at the Bord Gáis Theatre, and now you can see her presenting Collaboratories and bubbles of shush; how libraries are transforming. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual event bringing together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to spread ideas important to them. Past speakers at TED include Bill Clinton, Bono and Richard Branson.

TEDx Dublin provides an independently organised TED-like experience, and this year’s group of live speakers represented a broad range of interests and concerns, from a sociolinguist to an astrophysicist, a prison governor to a “gender discombobulator” and of course our very own Librarian and College Archivist. The website says “Helen is passionate about the power of collections and the role of information in people’s lives in this new digital landscape” and this formed the basis of her talk.

Friends of the Library Lecture – “Irish Scholars at Cambridge”

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50). All welcome!

Charles Lysaght & Alyson Gavin
19:30, Thursday 19 February 2015
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
on “Irish Scholars at Cambridge. The Strange Story of the Gardiner Scholarship”

At Cambridge, Charles Lysaght, barrister and biographer, held the Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship, which is open only to students and graduates of Irish universities with preference given to those from Trinity, gifted students of literature and descendants of Irish landed proprietors.

Alyson Gavin took her moderatorship in Russian and Spanish at Trinity and now works for the Labour Relations Commission.  She has a diploma in genealogy from UCD.

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.

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