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.
- National Folklore Collection, UCD and the National Folklore Foundation
- Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU
- 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.