August 2011

by Giada Gelli, Preservation Assistant We have all done some scribbling on copies, books, magazines and whatnot at some stage in our lives. There is nothing more pleasant than evading the realms of reality, shutting your ears to the world, and letting your pen (or pencil!) chase the boredom away. But still, I wasn’t expecting […]


by Fiona Noonan, Preservation Assistant We are all drawn to books for different reasons – Stories, Authors, Illustrations and Bindings. So, when those of us working on The Clean Sweep Project were asked to write posts for the NLI Blog on books that stood out for us, I immediately made a mental list of the […]


by Justin Furlong, Newspaper Librarian The National Library of Ireland has one of the strongest holdings of Irish newspapers in the world. See our Newspaper Database for more details on what we have. However early runs of newspapers (particularly before the introduction of legal deposit in 1927) have occasionally eluded us. In June 2011, I […]