NLI Joyce Papers Online by jjqblog
April 10, 2012, 3:46 PM
Filed under: Events, Exhibits & Displays, Publications

The National Library of Ireland announced today that it has made freely available online its collection of Joyce’s manuscripts and notebooks.  Although the images are of relatively poor quality, they give us access to these materials for the first time outside of the library’s reading room.  The materials are linked to the library catalog and can be accessed and downloaded as pdf files.

According to the press release, this is part of a multi-stage digital project and high resolution images will be made available on Bloomsday.  In the meantime, better viewing software is being developed that will facilitate close study of the manuscripts.

This is terrific news for Joyce scholars across the world.  I happily welcome this development and look forward to seeing the new work on Joyce this kind of material might now make possible.


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Great news. Might dissuade other neo-viking scholars from plundering our national treasures in future.

Comment by Ann Fallon

It is great news indeed – but I’m finding it impossible to access them through the library catalogue. Maybe its my ineptitude but there doesn’t seem to be any active link to the pdfs?

Comment by James Robinson

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