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The Clifden Arts Festival Archive at UCD
The Clifden Arts Festival Archive at University College Dublin
Presented by Ursula Byrne, Head of Development and Strategic Programmes UCD Library Co-founder, Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
The paper and digital collections of the Clifden Arts Festival were given into the care of the University College Dublin Library in 2017. This important cultural heritage archive charts the history of the festival and documents the extraordinary range of writers, musicians and artists it has featured over the past 40 years. Working together, we plan to continue to build these collections over time, to preserve them for future generations, and, where possible, make them available for scholars and enthusiasts at home and abroad. Achieving these goals will take careful planning and the work of expert staff. Digital archives in particular require a high level of expertise to assure their preservation and continuing availability. Come along and hear how this partnership started, what we hope to achieve, the challenges we are facing, copyright considerations, and our aspirations for the future.
With thanks to Bernhard Sanders.