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Documents of Ireland is an online database of text, images, maps, sounds and video.

The Information Age has seen much emphasis on the technical properties and potential of hardware and software and rather less stress on the content to be provided by the new technologies. At the same time, there is a danger that the evidence of Ireland's past may be lost, if we cannot find ways of using the new technologies to preserve and disseminate it. The objective of the project, Documents of Ireland — from Original to Digital is to provide a comprehensive integrated approach to the digitisation and dissemination, using new technologies, of primary text, image and other sources.

While the entire project will significantly enhance UCC's teaching and research capabilities, it will also make a critical contribution to the preservation of Ireland's cultural heritage into the 21st century and beyond.