April 15, 2014

OverDrive e-Books Now Available in One-Third of Irish Public Libraries

From Silicon Republic: Interleaf Technology, a technology provider for library services, announced today that its e-books and audio books solution, OverDrive, is seeing continued growth in Irish public libraries. OverDrive is a full-service digital distributor of downloadable e-books, audio books and other digital content, which is now used in 10 county libraries across Ireland. [Clip] […]

Ireland: Library Recovers Tome Missing For 100 Years

From CNN: The book, missing for a century, has turned up in “remarkably good condition” and has been returned to grateful staff at Archbishop Marsh’s Library in Dublin. The hero of the story is an Irish barrister who plucked the tome from a junk shop. The attorney paid the princely sum of €90 (about $119), […]

Ireland is Digitizing and Making Military Records Available Online

From The Irish Times: Lieut Gen Seán McCann, chief of staff of the Defence Forces, has launched a new website – militaryarchives.ie – which is designed to appeal to professional and amateur historians and genealogists as well as members of the public who are simply hoping to fill in gaps in a family tree. The […]

Slide Presentation: Special Collections and Archives in the UK & Ireland: An Early Look At the RLUK/OCLC Survey Data

A presentation by Jackie Dooley, OCLC Research and SAA Vice President/President-Elect. 36 Slides;.pptx. Dooley’s presentation took place at the RLUK Member’s Meeting on November 25, 2011 in London. Direct to Slides