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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
1701 to present.
New content will be added in accordance with JSTOR's Moving Walls of between 1 and 5 years.