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Creating and Exploiting Digital Collections

29 July 2014, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

Opening address and launch of the James Hardiman Library’s Digital Scholarship Enablement Strategy Consultation

Pól Ó Dochartaigh headshotProf. Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Registrar and Deputy President, NUI Galway
Pól is responsible for all academic operations in NUI Galway. As a scholar, Pól's focus is German-Jewish literature and history, especially the legacy of the Holocaust, and the very significant German contribution to Celtic Studies. Pól's scholarly work is interdisciplinary, encompassing literature, history and cultural history in a German-Jewish-Irish triangle.                      

Digital scholarship in the Moore Institute

Prof. Daniel Carey, Director, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies.
Daniel Carey is a graduate of McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, and Oxford University where he took his D.Phil. He has published in a range of interdisciplinary journals on literature, the history of philosophy, history of science, anthropology, and travel. His teaching interests include Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, the eighteenth century, and Romanticism.

Supporting digital projects in the humanities and social sciences

David Kelly, Research Technologist, Moore and Whitaker Institutes.
David currently works as a Research Technologist for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' research at NUI Galway. Previously, David worked as a web developer and designer based in Galway, Ireland, where David set up and ran Ambient Age.David also founded BeautyBoss, a web application to help small beauty businesses. He has previously completed a Masters in Electronic Business and Commerce at UCC, a Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis at NUI Galway, and a Bachelor of Business Studies at the GMIT.

The archive is the repertoire: working with the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive at NUI Galway

Dr. Charlotte McIvor, Lecturer in Drama, School of Humanities, and Moore Institute.
Charlotte McIvor is Lecturer in English (Emphasis in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies) at NUI Galway where she teaches on the BA and MA programs. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a designated emphasis in Gender, Women and Sexuality and has also taught at California College of the Arts and Santa Clara University. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Irish performance; practice as research; theatre for social change; interculturalism, migration and performance; gender and sexuality; transnational feminisms; critical race theory.

Digital projects and collaborations locally and nationally

Dónall Ó Braonáin, Príomhfheidhmeannach, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge.
Dónall has extensive experience in radio and publishing. Previously, Dónall was the deputy head of Raidió na Gaeltachta. Following an MA in Irish and postgraduate training in Linguistics, Philology and Palaeography, he lectured in the Department of Modern Irish in UCD for several years and worked on academic publishing projects in the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) (Dictionary of Irish Biography, Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge).

An Dr. Seathrún Ó Tuairisg, Riarthóir Aonaid na Teicneolaíochta Faisnéise, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, agus Institiúid de Móra.
Seathrún Ó Tuairisg is administrator of the Communications and IT departments of Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway. He obtained a PhD in Astronomy from NUI Galway, and spent three years working as a postdoctoral research associate. At present, he is active in developing an tAcadamh’s Irish language archiving strategy.

Developing a library infrastructure to enable digital scholarship

Cillian Joy, Digital Library Developer, James Hardiman Library.
The main focus of Cillian’s work is technology, strategy, and development. Prior to joining the Library, Cillian held a variety of roles in NUI Galway and private industry as an IT project manager, IT architect, and developer with a focus on strategy and web solutions. Cillian has both a BSc in Experimental Physics and an MSc in IT (Software Engineering & Database Technologies) from NUI Galway.

Embedding STEM in Creative Arts Research and Learning at the University of Ulster

Professor Paul Moore, Head, School of Creative Arts and Technologies, University of Ulster.
Having worked as a senior manager in the further education sector, Professor Moore joined the University of Ulster in 1999 and has since been active in the development of the creative arts/industries policy in the university becoming head of the School of Creative Arts in 2008. He was awarded a personal chair in 2009 becoming Professor of Creative Technology at the Magee campus.

Where Insight @ NUI Galway meets digital humanities

Dr. Bahareh Heravi, Group Leader, Digital Humanities and Journalism, Insight@NUI Galway.
Bahareh is a postdoctoral researcher at Insight@NUI Galway and the founder and leader of the Digital Humanities and Journalism group. Bahareh also is the founder of the Social Semantic Journalism project. Bahareh's research interests include the socio-technical aspects of Web 2.0 (Social Web) and in particular the ways in which the Social Web, in conjunction with other technological advances, can affect digital/data journalism.

Duanaire: a treasury of digital data for Irish economic history

Dr. Aidan Kane, Lecturer, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, and Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change.
Aidan's research interests are principally in Irish economic history, and in particular, the construction of historical datasets, mainly related to Irish public finance, from the 18th century to the present, using a range of web, programming, and relational database technologies. He also has an interest in the political economy of innovation policy in Ireland.