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UCD National Folklore Collection

The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin is a vibrant national cultural institution with a specific focus on Irish culture, oral literature and cultural heritage in a national and international context. ( www.ucd.ie/irishfolklore )


Image Supply Systems has worked with the NFC for over 14 years, supplying Apple Mac hardware, software and server equipment and rationalizing the NFC’s IT infrastructure.

Image Supply Systems has provided critical IT support to the National Folklore Collection over many years, particularly with regard to the NFC’s extensive digitization programme (see www.duchas.ie). I have been impressed by the commitment and professionalism displayed by Image Supply System staff throughout that time, and I look forward to their continued involvement with the work of the Collection.” (Dr Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Director of the National Folklore Collection)”

Dr Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Director of the National Folklore Collection


Services Provided:

  • Supply, installation and support of Apple Mac hardware, software and server systems.
  • Rationalisation of the Schools IT infrastructure, which had originally comprised of standalone desktop computers, including the installation of a new server and configuration of a scalable network linking existing machines.
  • An automated dual backup system was implemented for preservation of the extensive and expanding folklore archives. The NFCl is one of the largest users of data storage in UCD.


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