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Digitising the Abbey Theatre Archive, 4 October 2016

This seminar told the story of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive, created by the largest theatre archive digitisation project undertaken worldwide. It reflected on challenges faced, lessons learned, new opportunities and impact on academic mission, library, and archives.ty Librarian, NUI Galway)

A brief history of the Abbey Theatre archive (Mairéad Delaney, Archivist, Abbey Theatre) 

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Digitising the archive (Martin Bradley, Archives Consultant, and Aisling Keane, Digital Archivist, NUI Galway Library)

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The Abbey Theatre Early Minute Books Project (Cillian Joy, Digital Library Developer, NUI Galway Library, and Patricia O’Beirne, Abbey Digital Archive PhD Fellow, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway)

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The academic impact of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive (Professor Patrick Lonergan, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway)

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Data mining case study (Marc Mellotte, Applied Innovation Unit Lead, Insight, NUI Galway)

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Staging the Archive: mediating user engagement and experience (Barry Houlihan, Archivist, NUI Galway Library)

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The researcher experience (Christopher McCormack, Abbey Digital Archive PhD Fellow, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway)

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The transformative impact of the Abbey project on NUI Galway’s Library and Archives (John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway)

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