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Doric Literature Portal project launched at Macduff Library


By Sean McAngus


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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