Back to top

TCD Library: 'Memory in a digital age' event

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Printing House Hall, Trinity College Dublin

As part of TCD Library's 'The Library of the Future; the Future of the Library' programme of events for 2015-2016, a talk on the subject of 'Memory in a digital age: collecting, accessing and forgetting' will take place on Thursday 14 April in Printing House Hall, Trinity College Dublin. 

The digital age has enabled an unprecedented era of creativity, innovation and knowledge-sharing but has also created new challenges for documenting and preserving contemporary knowledge and culture. With such a vast amount of digital content available, how do we decide what we keep, how we access it and what we want to delete? Over the course of this half-day seminar, a number of expert speakers will address these issues and attempt to answer these questions.   

Trinity College Dublin has just launched its latest five-year strategy for TCD Library, and the current talks are part of an initiative to encourage debate around the key societal, educational and research issues that affect every university and library.

The half-day event is organised in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programme of events for Trinity Week (#trinityweek2016), and will be hosted by Karlin Lillington, technology journalist with the Irish Times. It will feature a programme of lightning talks by staff from the TCD Library team, presentations by a number of guest speakers, and Q&As. 

Speakers include Dr Mark Sweetnam (School of English), Dr Seamus Lawless (School of Computer Science), Antoin Ó Lachtnain, Digital Rights Ireland, Malachy Browne, Managing Editor & Europe Anchor of and William Kilbride, Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

All welcome and admission is free but registration is required. A detailed programme and a registration link can be found here.