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Port-Tales – An artistic response to Irish emigrant stories from the Imirce digital collection

Thu, 09 May 2024 13:52:00 +0000
Archives and heritage collections are enduring, authentic and reliable sources of information, but in the 21st century, it is clearer than ever that they cannot remain static, resisting reinterpretation. Art and cultural productions provide an invitation to engage with complex stories and subjective experience, and increase knowledge and understanding of the past in a way that the realm of

National Open Access Repository Project: Advancing Towards OpenAIRE Metadata Alignment

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:58:00 +0000
IntroductionIn recent years, Ireland has emerged as a highly active research ecosystem in the global drive towards full open access infrastructure and transparent research practices. The National Open Access Repository Project is one of the six pilot projects funded by the National Open Research Forum (NORF) to transition Ireland to 100% open access by 2030, now complemented by a further thirteen

Imirce is LIVE - Thousands of Irish emigrant letters now available online

Fri, 08 Mar 2024 16:53:00 +0000
The University of Galway Library is pleased to announce that Imirce is now live. Imirce is a digital repository of thousands of Irish emigrant letters and memoirs dating from the late 1600s through to the mid-20th century. The letters and memoirs were collected from the Irish diaspora community in the U.S. and Ireland over five decades of research by Kerby A. Miller, Emeritus Professor of