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Monday, 7 November 2016

National Library of Ireland launches public call for ‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ web archive

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has issued a call to members of the public to nominate websites which they believe best record Irish life in 2016 and remember the events of 1916.

‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ is the NLI’s largest web archiving project to date and is part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

Announcing the public call today, Dr Sandra Collins, Director of the NLI said: “With this public call we are asking everyone to think about the best Irish websites of 2016, because websites are an increasingly important source of information today. We want everyone to vote so that we can archive these modern Irish memories for now and for future generations to share."

The NLI asks that people nominate websites by answering the following questions:
  • What website do you feel best remembers the events of 1916?
  • What website do you feel best records Irish life in 2016?

Members of the public can nominate websites here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8CCV93P.

The top five websites chosen in each category for ‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ will be selected, in accordance with the terms and conditions.

Nominations will be accepted for a period of three weeks, closing on Monday 28 November. An independent assessor will verify the decision making, and an awards ceremony will take place in December to announce the ten websites.

You can find out more at www.nli.ie.