JSTOR Digital Library of Core E-Resources on Ireland 2009-2034

  • Start: 1 Jun 2009
    Expiry: 31 Mar 2034
  • Description:

    The Digital Library of Core E-resources on Ireland provides online access to a comprehensive, multi–disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present.

Product overview

The Digital Library of Core E-resources on Ireland provides online access to a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present. Ceased rare periodicals useful in studying Ireland's cultural and political life can be found alongside journals publishing vital contemporary scholarship. The collection contains 620,000 pages, around 80 key journals, 210 monographs and more than 2,500 manuscript pages. Researchers, students, academics and teaching staff can access the digitised materials via JSTOR from its Ireland Collection.

The resources are available free of charge to further and higher education institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, research councils in the UK, and publicly funded schools, libraries and archives and record offices within the UK and the Republic of Ireland as part of the Jisc Digitisation Programme.

The Digital Library of Core E-Resources on Ireland draws on the Library Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. Queen's Special Collections includes the large Hibernica Collection as well as holdings with particular strengths for the period 1749 to 1814 in Irish history, politics and economics, together with cultural studies and Anglo-Irish literature spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

The project was lead by The Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis within the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at Queen's. The Centre has a long history of creating key e-resources relating to Irish Studies for the scholarly community to use.

Key titles

  • The Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, which date back to 1787, and the Academy's other valuable publications Ériu, Irish Journal of Earth Sciences and Irish Studies International Affairs
  • Significant portions of Queen's University Belfast's rare Bunting Collection, composed of melodies and Irish music collected by Edward Bunting in the early 19th century
  • Irish Historical Studies, Ireland's prominent history journal
  • History Ireland and Archaeology Ireland
  • Circa, a long-standing art publication
  • The ISI-ranked Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research
  • Linen Hall Review, the publication of Northern Ireland's prominent Linen Hall Library

Queen's and JSTOR are grateful for the participation of institutions throughout the scholarly community, in particular the libraries of the following institutions for the provision of missing issues to support digitisation for the project:

  • Royal Irish Academy www.ria.ie: the academy for the sciences and humanities for the whole of Ireland promotes excellence in scholarship. The Academy publishes scholarly papers and represents the world of Irish learning internationally
  • The Linen Hall Library www.linenhall.com: renowned for its unparalleled Irish and Local Studies Collection, ranging from comprehensive holdings of Early Belfast and Ulster printed books to the NI Political Collection, the definitive archive of the recent troubles
  • The Armagh Public Library (Robinson Library) www.armaghrobinsonlibrary.org: holdings include a remarkable collection of manuscripts and monographs, including the world famous Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, a copy of Benjamin Motte's first edition dated 28 October 1726, with amendments and markings in Swift's own handwriting
  • Jesuit Library at Milltown Institute www.milltown-institute.ie: The Jesuit Library, one of the finest theology libraries in Ireland, is at the disposal of the Milltown Institute. Library holdings include volumes covering theology, philosophy, spirituality, scripture, Church history, Jesuit history and biography, the humanities and Irish affairs

Subscription instructions for publicly funded libraries (excluding libraries that are members of MLAG)

A separate licence is available for publicly funded libraries* within the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Please contact JSTOR direct about arranging a subscription to this collection. Eligible institutions will need to complete one original copy of the Digital Library of Core E-Resources on Ireland Licence Agreement Form. Please use block capitals and black ink. Please also complete a Network Verification Form (if your institution does not currently subscribe to any of the JSTOR Collections.

Institutions should scan and email a copy with the hand signature to help.digitalresources@jisc.ac.uk or post the original Licence Agreement Form, completed and unbound (along with the Network Verification Form if applicable) to:

Jisc Collections HelpdeskUnit 7, North Leigh Business ParkNorth LeighOxfordshireOX29 6SW

Please retain a copy for your institutional records.

* MLAG member libraries can subscribe to this Collection by adding the resource to your basket and proceeding to checkout.

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Description timeline

1701 to present.

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New content will be added in accordance with JSTOR's Moving Walls of between 1 and 5 years.