Mallon Technology Awarded 'Divided Scoiety' Scanning Project

Mon 3rd Oct 2016

Linen Hall Library Logo

Mallon Technology is proud to announce that the company has been awarded the contract to scan and digitally capture an archive collection held by the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.

The Linen Hall Library was founded in 1788 and is the oldest Library in Belfast and the last subscription Library in Ireland. It is renowned for its unparalleled Irish and Local Studies Collections, ranging from comprehensive holdings of Early Belfast and Ulster printed books to the Irish and Reference Collection, The Belfast Printed Books Collection, the Northern Ireland Political Collection and the Theatre Archive.

Mallon Technology will be assisting the Linen Hall Library to digitise key parts of its Northern Ireland Political Collection. A completely unique resource, the northern Ireland Political Collection is focused on the conflict in Northern Ireland and the Peace Process. It is comprised of over 350,000 items including books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, manifestos, press releases, photographs, cartoons and ephemera.

Specifically, Mallon Technology will be digitising hundreds of unbound, stapled Periodical titles published between 1990 -1998 along with hundreds of posters from this period, as part of the library's Divided Society Project. It is intended that the resource will be made freely available online within the UK and Ireland and will be of interest to schools, universities, researchers, academics and journalists as well as the general public.