Am Baile is a comprehensive site is available in both English and Gaelic. It has audio and video materials, illustrations and primary resources. There are, for example, digitised books relating to the Jacobite episode in Scottish history. For the cartographer there are maps from the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Music students may be interested in the digitised sheet music (Alexander Grant) and drama students in Highland theatre bills. There are audio recordings of Gaelic prayers and Gaelic songs.
The National Library of Scotland’s Digital Gallery is home to “several hundred books in Gaelic and other Celtic languages, plus works about the Gaels, their languages, literature, culture and history” in its Early Gaelic Book Collections.
Recently the Library has taken out a subscription to the newly released JISC eCollections, a high quality range of book, journal and multimedia archives. The collection comprises:
JISC Historic Books: full text of over 350,000 books published from 1475-1900. The collection is made up of Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Nineteenth Century Books from the British Library.
JISC MediaHub: over 725,000 multimedia items including more than 3,600 hours of film and over 50,000 images from NewsFilm Online, Film & Sound Online and the new Digital Images for Education archive.
JISC Journal Archives: more than 3.7 million journal articles from Oxford University Press, BRILL, Proquest, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Institute of Civil Engineers. Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis will be added soon.
The three databases are available from the Portal’s Learning Resources tab..