yes I said yes: NLI puts James Joyce Papers Online!

Fantastic news for students and scholars of modernism, Joyce enthusiasts, and anyone interested in accessible learning…

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced that they are making their entire collection of James Joyce manuscripts and notebooks freely available online, for research purposes and private study. As of yesterday (10 April 2012), Joyce manuscripts acquired by the NLI since 2000 can now be viewed via the NLI online catalogue. All papers will be made available on the NLI website in very high-resolution formats by 16 June 2012 – to coincide with Bloomsday and the XXIII International James Joyce Symposium.

Will you be heading straight to the NLI’s website to have a peak at the method and madness behind Joyce’s finest works (and his terrible handwriting)?

I know I will.

In the words of Joyce’s Molly Bloom, ‘yes I said yes I will Yes.’ (Ulysses, 18: 1608-9).

For the NLI’s full press release, see: http://www.nli.ie/en/list/latest-news.aspx?article=3f4bf22c-6dc8-4182-be71-4b09b9df84f2

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4 Responses to yes I said yes: NLI puts James Joyce Papers Online!

  1. patlockley says:

    Seen this – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17686617 – seems some one is claiming copyright in them……

  2. cleohanaway says:

    Yep – there has been a great deal of controversies relating to Joyce copyright.

    For background on the guy mentioned in the BBC article see: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0412/1224314641130.html?fb_ref=.T4axBDk4MgB.like&fb_source=timeline

    For a related controversy, see: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2012/0208/1224311465140.html

  3. cleohanaway says:

    Here is Danis Rose’s (the guy who’s claiming copyright’s) reply to the above Irish Times article: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2012/0417/1224314821844.html

    He claims that he was in talks with the NLI but that they declined to support his publications. He also says that he had intended (it’s unclear whether he still intends) to pass his copyright over to the Irish State.

  4. cleohanaway says:

    *IMPORTANT UPDATE: THE NLI HAVE BLOCKED IP ADDRESSES FROM THE UK (FOR COPYRIGHT REASONS).YOU CAN NOT VIEW THESE DOCUMENTS FROM THE UK*

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