Image, Audio and Video Pilot Project

Welcome to Mayo County Library's Cultural Heritage website.

An introduction to the history and cultural heritage of County Mayo through image, sound and video.

This website has been created as one of 5 pilot digitisation projects, funded by The Department of the Environment and Local Government and administered by An Chomhairle Leabharlanna.


Mayo County Library undertook a pilot project to investigate the best practice for the digitisation of image, audio and video material as part of Phase One of the Ask About Ireland and the Cultural Heritage Project, which supported five such projects in the digitisation of particular types of media (newspapers, 3D material, maps, etc.).

The pilot project was undertaken in order to establish guidelines, recommendations and procedures for the digitisation and online publication of image, audio and video material held in Mayo County Library.

The PDF version of the Final Report can be downloaded for a step-by-step documentary on the project's progress.


· To establish guidelines, recommendations and procedures for the digitisation and online publication of material held in Mayo County Library.

· To build up a centre of expertise in the field of digitisation, and to be ready to share this expertise to assist other cultural organisations in future digitisation initiatives.

To do this the project team had to

• Select material - image, audio & video - to be digitised
• Investigate copyright status and obtain copyright where required
• Determine the digitisation requirements of the material to be digitised
• Digitise the selected material
• Create metadata records for the digitised files
• Archive digitised files
• Prepare files for web publication and publish to Cultural Heritage website

The following is a list of links relating to various aspects of digitisation and also to sources of information on County Mayo:



Mayo information sources


Material contained within this website is copyright protected unless otherwise indicated.

Mayo County Library does not make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of information on this site. Mayo County Library accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or inconvenience that may occur from use of information.  

The inclusion of hyperlinks to web pages on this site does not imply any kind of recommendation or endorsement by Mayo County Library

Material on this site may be retrieved solely for personal, non-commercial use. Material may not otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast, transmitted or otherwise distributed without the expressed permission of Mayo County Library. To obtain permission please contact the Project Manager or telephone 094-20254


You can contact the project team by post at:

Mayo County Library
Mountain View,
Co. Mayo

By email:
Richie Hickey
Project Leader
Deirdre Lavelle Technical queries & web design

By phone at: +353-94-20254
By fax at: +353-94-24774

You can also contact our Local History section by post at:

Mayo County Library,
The Mall,
Co. Mayo

By email:
Ivor Hamrock Local History Librarian

By phone: +353-94-20237
By fax: +353-94-26491

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