Bob Geldof Presents Band Aid Trust Archive to National Library of Ireland
A contract archivist will spend 18-24 months cataloguing the collection, at which point it will be available to all researchers through the National Library’s Special Collections reading room.
“Selective digitisation will be carried out thereafter, and the digitised materials launched online with free access anywhere in the world, subject to copyright and data protection restrictions.”
He [Bob Geldof] was speaking at an event in the National Library of Ireland, where he presented the archive of the Band Aid Trust to the library.
The Band Aid archive includes letters, photographs and charity records from the 1984 fundraiser, and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has donated €245,000 to facilitate digitisation of the material.
Director of the National Library Dr Sandra Collins said the archive will be of great interest nationally and internationally and the project will culminate in an exhibition of the material at the NLI.
The archive will be transported from London where it had been in storage. It will be catalogued, preserved, selectively digitalised and exhibited.
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