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Doric Literature Portal project launched at Macduff Library

By Sean McAngus

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The Doric Literature Portal project was officially launched by Robert Gordon University professor Peter Reid at the Macduff Library.

This project is built on a series of recent initiatives which have enhanced Doric’s popularity and is a partnership between Robert Gordon University,the Elphinstone Institute at Aberdeen University and the library services in Aberdeen,Aberdeenshire and Moray.

The official event attracted a good turnout and professor Reid who is the driving force behind the project,was thrilled to it and see the support it has gained.

He said:“We received money from the Scottish Library Information Council.

“It came when folk expressed interest in making digital copies of Doric.

“At the beginning I wanted to make digital copies of all the lost text but I found out there was too much.

It is all about showcasing that we have literature of our own and hope we have a good selection of really good stuff on display.

“I declare the Doric portal launched and it is a central part of the north-east.”

Librarian Marjory Nicholson said: "Macduff Library are delighted that the launch took place here.”

To see the resources visit www.thedoric.scot/ to see the new Doric portal.

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