Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (University of Texas at Austin), with the kind permission of the Estate of Samuel Beckett.

The purpose of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is to reunite the manuscripts of Samuel Beckett’s works in a digital way, and to facilitate genetic research: the project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett’s manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic version comparison, a search engine, and an analysis of the textual genesis of his works.  Available on campus as one of the Library’s Databases.

Witchcraft: rare manuscript of ‘woeful witness’ to 17th-century trial up for sale.

‘Edward Fairfax’s account of the case he brought against six women in Fewston, North Yorkshire, details ‘the work of Sathan’ he saw.
A rare copy of a manuscript detailing a 17th-century witchcraft trial in Fewston, North Yorkshire, has been discovered by an antiquarian bookseller.

A Discourse of Witchcrafte As It Was Acted in the Family of Mr Edward Fairfax of Fuistone was written by Fairfax himself, following the death of his youngest daughter in October 1621. It details the case he brought against six local women, and offers the “Christian reader a narration of Witchcraft of which I am a Woeful Witness”. ‘ More…….From The Guardian 26 October 2017

Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive

The Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive (NIOPA)  is now freely available at http://niopa.qub.ac.uk/ . NIOPA is fully searchable with browsing and full text functionality and, as a digital archive of Northern Ireland official publications, makes documents available to support the research community, government departments and the wider public.

The Lady with the Lamp visits Magee College.

A new exhibition has been unveiled in Magee to mark the 150th anniversary of a visit by the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

Known widely throughout her lifetime as a proponent of nursing care reform and an outspoken promoter of the value of women to the healthcare community, Florence was also an accomplished statistician. Her innovative use of graphical data to show the scale of hospital-borne infection in the Crimean war was the principal influence on government reform of primary health care, in particular the design and administration of hospitals.

Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/12795089054/in/photostream/

Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army reproduced under licence by Wellcome Images (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/12795089054/in/photostream/

Florence Nightingale’s signature in Magee College Visitor’s Book is testament to Magee’s position at the heart of 19th Century society. The book is on special loan from PRONI and can be viewed in the Main Entrance Reception area (Block MD) until Thursday 1st June.

This exhibition is curated by the Library.

 

 

1916 and Me, 2016 and Us.

The events that occurred during 1916 can have many different meanings for people. B1916 and mey asking, ‘what does 1916 mean to you?’, this exciting new collection explores the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 for people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south.

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ consists of 43 interviews, recorded in Dublin and Belfast throughout 2016, with individuals (academics, community leaders, politicians, artists, writers and members of the public) giving their views on the significance of the events of 100 years ago and also on the meaning of commemoration. Those interviewed include Heather Humphreys (Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs), Colin McCusker (Councillor, Ulster Unionist Party), David Norris (Independent Senator), John Concannon (Director, Ireland 2016), David Ford (MLA Alliance Party, and former Northern Ireland Minister of Justice), Catriona Crowe (National Archives of Ireland), and Professor Mary Daly (UCD historian, and President, Royal Irish Academy).

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ is a collaboration between University College Dublin School of History, Queen’s University Belfast School of History and Anthropology, UCD Digital Library and HistoryHub.ie, UCD’s public history website. The project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund and produced by Real Smart Media for History Hub.

View the collection at http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:46732.

 

The UCD Digital Library is an institutionally supported, preservation-oriented digital repository that holds a heterogeneous collection of resources from UCD’s cultural heritage repositories and an increasing number of data assets captured or produced by UCD research activities. It is accessible at http://digital.ucd.ie.

 

Magee Irish Collection Relocation

IMG_7355Building Work being undertaken at Magee has necessitated that the Irish Collection in Magee Library be relocated to safeguard the books and journals.

The relocation process and preparation of a new room will mean that the Irish Collection will be unavailable for consultation from Monday 6th March until Monday 3rd April.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

John Sprinhall Collection

The John Springhall Collection is now available for consultation in the Coleraine campus Library.  The Collection consists of comics (loose and bound volumes), some lecture notes, newspaper cuttings, and publicatons on youth work, Scouts, Boys’ Brigade and Woodcraft Folk.  Some items from the collection will be on display in Coleraine Reading Room 1 from January 19th until early Feburary.

For more informaiton consult the Special Collections Guide.