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.
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 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.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 describes the courtroom dramas that gripped American society, the British Empire, and the world. This fully-searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. The collection also supports studies in government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies, and journalism. This Database is available until 3rd Feburary through the portal, Llibrary and ICT tab, A-Z list.
Archive created by Michael John Goodman containing illustrations from Shakespeare’s works. Well worth a visit: https://shakespeareillustration.org/
This exhibition has been created to coincide with Coleraine Literature Festival being held at the Riverside Theatre, 4th – 6th October 2016.
It consists of some of the works of those delivering sessions at the festival and includes books from the campus libraries as well as material from the John Hewitt collection.
Included is a selection of typewritten poems by Damian Smyth that was sent to John Hewitt in 1980 and now is part of the John Hewitt collection.
Also on display are some of John Hewitt’s notebooks which contain a selection of his handwritten poems on travel (the theme of the festival).
The exhibition will be available until the 31st October.
The Library is hosting a trial of the Churchill Archive until 22nd August.
This can be accessed while on campus at http://www.churchillarchive.com/
Rare and previously unpublished material held in the Library of Trinity College Dublin is now accessible to a global audience, thanks to an online collaboration between Trinity and Google. Dublin Rising 1916-2016, an interactive Google Street View tour narrated by actor Colin Farrell, lets visitors virtually explore the city streets, events and people who shaped history 100 years ago. Visit the TCD library website for links to TCD exhibitions, photos and archives,
The Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) 19th Century Historical Maps provide a fantastic wealth of detail to explore.
The collection can be viewed in the UCD Digital Library at: http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:40377