Irish Tech News: PEIG. ie to be launched welcoming in a new era for the Irish language online

Irish Tech News: PEIG.ie to be launched welcoming in a new era for the Irish language online. “This launch welcomes in a new era for the Irish language online. PEIG.ie focuses on providing news, events, job vacancies and information to the Irish language community and to the learners of the language. ”

WalesOnline: Classic Argos catalogues of the 70s, 80s and 90s are now available to browse online

WalesOnline: Classic Argos catalogues of the 70s, 80s and 90s are now available to browse online. “A staple of any child’s life in the run-up to the festive season – no matter which decade you grew up in – circling the toys you wanted in felt-pen or looking for what presents to buy the relatives was essential struff. And now Argos has digitised and uploaded 45 years of its catalogues on a new website called Book Of Dreams, featuring everything from vintage teasmades and early toploading video recorders of the ’70s and ’80s, to ’90s crazes such as Tamagotchis and Teletubbies.”

Irish Times: Marian Keyes becomes first Irish writer to donate digital archive

Irish Times: Marian Keyes becomes first Irish writer to donate digital archive. “The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced details of a pilot scheme to expand the ways it collects the ‘born-digital’ story of Ireland – allowing content like videos and digital documents to become part of the national collections. The first to donate part of her digital archive is the author Marian Keyes following a request from the library.”

Silicon Republic: Cork’s unique LGBTQ history preserved forever in digital repository

Silicon Republic: Cork’s unique LGBTQ history preserved forever in digital repository. “Documents detailing the history of LGBTQ activism in Cork, including newspaper articles and photos, have been added to the Digital Repository of Ireland.”

Irish Times: Vast archive of early Irish history digitised and put online

Irish Times: Vast archive of early Irish history digitised and put online. “They include copies of manuscripts painstakingly transcribed by Brother Ó Cléirigh for his project which would become the Annals of the Four Masters and based on books which were destroyed during the violent upheavals in Ireland during the 17th century. There are also several books on martyrology and the lives of the saints from the medieval period. Twelve of the books are in old Irish and the 13th is in Latin. There are plans to translate them all into English.”

Irish Tech News: New Report On Political Social Media Ads Identifies Inconsistencies In Datasets And Definitions

Irish Tech News: New Report On Political Social Media Ads Identifies Inconsistencies In Datasets And Definitions. “Clear definitions of what constitutes political and issues-based advertising online and the availability of comprehensive and fully accessible databases are required to ensure the transparency of digital political advertising and campaigning. That’s according to Elect Check 2019, a new research report, commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and undertaken by the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) at Dublin City University (DCU), which was published today.”