Saturday, November 17, 2012

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The Irish Republican Movement Collection at IUPUI

Tonight the Pensive Quill carries an announcement by guest writer Robert White of the Irish Republican Movement Collection online archive.


The Irish Republican Movement Collection at IUPUI


Everyone pretty much agrees that between 1969/70 and today “Provisional” Irish Republicanism was transformed. The causes and consequences of that transformation are hotly debated, however. The Irish Republican Movement Collection at IUPUI offers a unique resource for people interested in understanding that transformation. See: http://ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/IrishRepublicanMovement

The Collection is hosted by the University Library of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and is part of the library’s larger Program of Digital Scholarship. http://ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship

As described on the library’s web pages:
The missions of both IUPUI University Library and the IUPUI campus necessitate the existence and support of a program of digital scholarship. In a rapidly changing information and scholarly communication environment, propelled by the research pursuits and scholarly interests of IUPUI's students, faculty, and community members, it is vital that University Library, University Library Librarians, and University Library Staff extend traditional library activities into the digital environment.

The Irish Republican Movement Collection is open-access (free), searchable (when appropriate), and complements traditional scholarship and other on-line databases, such as, the CAIN (Conflict Archive On the INternet) Web Service – Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland. http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/

The Irish Republican Movement Collection at IUPUI includes:










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Issues of Fourthwrite, Saoirse, and The Sovereign Nation are searchable which allows scholars, students, and interested readers easy access to information and different perspectives on various events as related to the Irish Republican Movement. Additional resources will be added to the Irish Republican Movement Collection as they become available.

The Irish Republican Movement Collection at IUPUI is committed to better understanding of the causes and consequences of political conflict in Ireland.


Robert White
Professor and Chair
Department of Sociology
IU School of Liberal Arts
IUPUI

13 comments:

larry hughes said...

This information is fantastic and honestly couldn't have been better timed. BRILLIANT!!

marty said...

I would hazard a guess that the linen Hall library could match that if not surpass it in terms of sourced material,this is just like the Boston tapes another archive for future researchers to unearth the truth of our recent past and like the Boston tapes should be left alone and free from political interference.

larry hughes said...

was quite looking forward to going through some of the material today. Unfortunately none of the video footage seems to work very well. The game needs to be seriously 'upped' on that front!

Robert White said...

Larry,
Thank you very much for the notice. We can fix that, I'm sure. If I may, what browser are you using?
Thanks also for your comments.
Bob White.

AM said...

this will be a valuable resource. The more available for people to access and make up their own minds the better. Great work on the part of those who have done the archiving

larry hughes said...

Robert
we are using 'explorer'. Not sure if the problem may be here but we are on aercom landline so our signal is sound. Agree with Mackers, there's a media self imposed black-out on quality material. So any articles and documentary material you have will be very welcome.

Robert White said...

Larry, I've sent a note to our IT folks. They should check into it tomorrow. In the meantime, others have been able to view the documentary with no problem, but at least one person has had trouble...have you tried Firefox and/or Google Chrome. There might also be a Flash Player issue....Again, thanks for your interest. Best, Bob.

larry hughes said...

Bob

I'm sending the website to my university email and will see if the video links play ok there. If so i'll download them onto a USB. Cheers.

Robert White said...

Larry, word is that there was an IE issue involving an extra comma. It has been fixed....cheers, Bob W.

marty said...

Fra Fox snr and Terry Enright have both passed away..

larry hughes said...

Bob

it works perfectly at University. must be my pc.

Robert White said...

Thanks for letting me know; good to hear it. All the best.

André Poulin said...

Superb collection, It will help my research and my students. But must importantly it makes more easely available documents that challenge the dominant view on the Peace Process.