The Local Government Management Agency is seeking to commission an analysis of archives held by the Irish public library sector relating to the Decade of Centenaries.
The objectives of this project will be to:
- Provide an overview of archival records held by public libraries of relevance to the Decade of Centenaries;
- Identify the records of greatest value to the project and make recommendations on which to digitise as a matter of highest priority;
- Work in consultation with county archivists to ensure their input into the success of the task
The Service Provider will carry out an analysis of records held by public libraries in Ireland and make recommendations to Libraries Development, LGMA on which to digitise as part of the Decade of Centenaries at Your Library Project.
The project will include:
- Desk-based research to understand the extent of archival records held by public libraries of relevance to the Decade of Centenaries;
- Onsite research at identified archives of greatest relevance to the project to further understanding of records;
- Identification of the records of greatest value – in the context of the project, those records that are likely to generate the greatest interest and potential activities would be considered highest value;
- Recommending which records to digitise as a matter of highest priority;
- Liaison with county archivists to ensure their input into the success of the task;
- Delivery of a final report that includes an executive summary of key findings, overview of methodology, analysis of collected data, and recommendations on which records should be digitised;
- Presentation of key findings to stakeholders;
- Regular liaison with the Libraries Development Unit of the LGMA.
Full details of the opportunity and how to are available HERE
The deadline for receipt of proposals and quotes is 5.30pm on Monday 31st August 2020.