We love our high definition digital experiences but man's first attempts at recording photographs, film, and audio are still mesmerizing; as are the attempts by modern technicians to digitally preserve them.
The Google Earth and Google Maps team published an imagery update earlier today which, as usual, contains some really interesting sites. Ireland is not featured is this update, but large parts of Scotland and England, among others, are.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of world's worst nuclear disaster. In the early hours of April 26 1986 a series of explosions and a resulting chemical fire released large amounts of nuclear matter into the atmosphere over of much of Europe from Chernobyl's number 4 reactor.
As the Europeana digitisation roadshow starts in Germany this week we spoke to Jonathan Purday, Senior Communications Advisor at Europeana.eu, formally of the British Library, about how social media, crowdsourcing, and wiki-principles are preserving European history and bringing academia and the public closer together.
Trinity College Dublin has filed several applications in the past year to copyright the term “The Books of Kells”, for use in digital media and commercial products according to records from the organisation responsible for registering European trademarks.