Show simple item record Dillon, Jonny
dc.contributor.editor Layden, Dervila 2010-10-06T15:50:50Z 2010-10-06T15:50:50Z 2010
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the Folklore Schools 1937-38 project which was conducted as part of the UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) series of demonstrator research projects. The purpose of this project was to begin to catalogue, number, and conserve the primary school copybooks entrusted to the National Folklore Collection under the 1937-38 Schools’ Scheme, a nationwide scheme which encouraged sixth class students to write essays on varied folklore topics over an eighteen-month period. The remit of the IVRLA demonstrator projects was to provide digital research resources and to show how digital repositories could not only provide access to archival research materials but could also present material in new ways and suggest themes for further research. This project fulfils this remit by making available a catalogue (in excel format) containing details of all the copybooks examined during this project as well as provisional details of the remaining copybooks in the collection. Sample scanned material also acts as a capsule exhibition for the many thousands of copybooks submitted from children across Ireland. The paper gives an overview of the 1937-38 Schools’ Scheme, details the work involved in creating the catalogue and conserving the copybooks, and concludes with suggestions as to how further cataloguing and digitisation work could facilitate greater access to this significant national resource. en
dc.description.sponsorship Higher Education Authority en
dc.format.extent 163391 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive en
dc.relation.ispartof Research and resources in a digital age : UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive Research Report Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 15 en
dc.relation.uri en
dc.subject Schools' scheme 1937-38 en
dc.subject Irish Folklore Commission en
dc.subject.lcsh Folklore--Ireland--Archival resources en
dc.subject.lcsh School children--Ireland--Archival resources en
dc.subject.lcsh Folklore--Ireland--Electronic information resources en
dc.title Folklore schools 1937-38 en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Dillon|Jonny|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Layden|Dervila|edt|
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