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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Digital archive of George Boole papers to be created (Ireland)

Digital archive of George Boole papers to be created (Ireland)University College Cork's Boole Library is to receive an EMC Heritage Grant to go towards the creation of a publicly available digital archive of newly discovered papers and printed books of the mathematician George Boole, after whom the library is named. The digital archives will be integrated into the ongoing Boole Papers digitisation project, which involves the digitisation of over 4,000 digital items, including a collection of letters, which is expected to be completed this month. The Boole Library becomes one of eight institutions around the world to be awarded a 'Information Heritage Trust' grant from EMC. The grants are offered to institutions that digitise, preserve, and protect access to invaluable cultural information. The Boole archives to be published digitally by UCC will be available to the public

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