Objective of dúchas.ie

The objective of the project is to initiate the digitization1 of the National Folklore Collection (NFC) so that, by 2016:

(i) the public will have access to material from the Collection (a significant portion of the Schools’ Collection) on the public website (www.duchas.ie) and

(ii) a data management system will be available for NFC to which other material can be added in future.

Project partners

  1. National Folklore Collection, UCD and the National Folklore Foundation
  2. Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU
  3. Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is involved in an advisory role with regard to standards and inter-operability in digital archiving.

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1 Digitization here means making a digital copy (scanned or re-recorded) of the following resources: papers (pages and index cards), photographs, audio files, video files. At this point, neither rewriting handwritten material nor the use of optical character recognition (OCR) is involved.
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