Image of the Hardiman Building, NUIG APAC Study Day 2018: Digitsation and born digital collections

Digitisation and born digital collections – where are we now and what’s the next big thing?

APAC’s 2018 Study Day is open for bookings.

The Study Day will take place on Friday 9 November in Galway. The Study Day is free for APAC members and €20 for non-members. Visit our Eventbrite page to register.



Welcome and APAC introduction

APAC meeting

Introduction and tour of NUIG archives and facilities, including digitisation facilities and access as used for Abbey and Gate Theatre digitisation projects

Lunch (provided)

Study Day, with speakers including:

  • ‘ A mainstream resource incorporating new digital archival research’ (Dr David Clare, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick)
  • ‘Opening up arts archives: mass digitisation approaches to making large collections researcher ready’ (Martin Bradley, Archives Ireland Consultants)
  • ‘Linked Data and Traditional Music Archives – Where can we go from here?’ (Dr Lynnsey Weissenberger, Irish Traditional Music Archive)
  • ‘Digital Outputs for Funded Projects’ (Chris Jones, Rambert)


Information for APAC members:

Additional talks and visits have been organised for Thursday 8 November in Dublin. It is recommended to travel from Dublin to Galway by City Link bus on the morning of Friday 9 November, arriving at 10.15.

The Thursday event is open to APAC members only. If you are not currently an APAC member, you can join us here.

APAC members are strongly encouraged to apply for travel grants to attend the Study Day. Travel grants can cover transport and one night of accommodation. The deadline for applying for a travel grant is Wednesday 10 October at 5pm. Find out how to apply.