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The Abbey Ballroom Indoor Football
League
An Oral
History
Narrative
Archival photo of two men’s teams playing
indoor footb...
Capstone
2
University College Dublin
– School of Information &
Communication Studies
Group project:
Identify an informatio...
Project
Members
Andrea Bellomonte, Helena Byrne, Eimear Gaffney, Jin
Shuttleworth, Julie O’ Connor & Michael O’Sullivan.
O...
Our Clients
● Drogheda Local Voices
o Main client throughout project.
● Drogheda Museum Millmount
o Secondary client hosti...
5
Image from:
http://www.hessdalen.org/sse12/pict/map4.jpg
Introduction
● Origin of our project.
● Our 4 objectives.
● Outcomes of project.
6
Methods
● Consultation with clients.
● Executive summary.
7
Photo of Drogheda Local Voices clients Eamon
Thornton on far l...
Executive Summary
● To gain an insight into current best practices.
● Assigned sections per member
o Oral History, Ethics,...
1. Manage
2. Organise
3. Exhibition
4. Resource Guide
Objectives of the Project
9
1. Manage
● Materials:
o Audio recorded interviews.
o Photographs.
o Newspaper clippings.
10
2. Organise
● As a team we:
o Constructed a narrative from the diverse range of
materials.
o Divided up content.
o Listene...
3. Exhibition
● To showcase a narrative of the
Abbey Ballroom Indoor Football
League to the public.
● 9 Panels created
7 P...
4. Resource Guide
● A list of resources that deal with the collection,
management and dissemination of digital collections...
Public Relations Campaign
● Facebook Event
● Twitter #abbeyballroom
● Local Media
● E-invitations
14
Launch Night
2nd July 2015 at Drogheda Museum Millmount
15
Photo from the launch night with former players, the capstone t...
Panels
● 9 Panels created
o Introduction
o Map of Where Teams Came From
o The Story of the Leageue
o The Rules and Conditi...
Video Presentation
● Screened on launch night.
● Includes:
o Interview excerpts
o Photographs
o Newspaper Clippings
17
Video Presentation
Getting Started
18
Video Presentation
The Place
19
Video Presentation
The Competition
20
United Ladies team
photo
Denim Rovers Team
Photo
Video Presentation
The Prizes
21
Video Presentation
Women’s Football
22
3 ladies teams photos
Video Excerpt
23
Resource Guide
● To assist volunteers in Drogheda Local
Voices and similar community-based
organisations.
● Includes:
o Li...
Limitations
● Physical vs. Online Exhibition
● Time Constraints
● Ongoing Material Collection
● Copyright Issues
● Ethics
...
Future Work
● For Drogheda Local Voices
o Develop a catalogue
o Organise materials into folder structure
o Create a websit...
Findings
● Oral history training can assist librarians and archivists.
● Community-based cultural heritage volunteers are ...
Further Information
Oral History Network Ireland:
http://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/projects/exhibition-
on-the-abbe...
Thank You For Listening
Any Questions?
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Connecting to the past through the Abbey Ballroom Indoor Football oral history project: Developing a resource guide and the physical exhibition for Drogheda Local Voices - Helena Byrne

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Connecting to the past through the Abbey Ballroom Indoor Football oral history project: Developing a resource guide and the physical exhibition for Drogheda Local Voices - Helena Byrne

  1. 1. The Abbey Ballroom Indoor Football League An Oral History Narrative Archival photo of two men’s teams playing indoor football in the Abbey Ballroom
  2. 2. Capstone 2 University College Dublin – School of Information & Communication Studies Group project: Identify an information problem in a real-world setting and develop the means to address it. Assessment: Presentation Report submission Peer assessment
  3. 3. Project Members Andrea Bellomonte, Helena Byrne, Eimear Gaffney, Jin Shuttleworth, Julie O’ Connor & Michael O’Sullivan. Our first visit to the Drogheda Museum Millmount Photo of Capstone team at Drogheda Museum Millmount
  4. 4. Our Clients ● Drogheda Local Voices o Main client throughout project. ● Drogheda Museum Millmount o Secondary client hosting exhibition. 4
  5. 5. 5 Image from: http://www.hessdalen.org/sse12/pict/map4.jpg
  6. 6. Introduction ● Origin of our project. ● Our 4 objectives. ● Outcomes of project. 6
  7. 7. Methods ● Consultation with clients. ● Executive summary. 7 Photo of Drogheda Local Voices clients Eamon Thornton on far left and Sean Thornton on far right with some other people.
  8. 8. Executive Summary ● To gain an insight into current best practices. ● Assigned sections per member o Oral History, Ethics, Copyright & Exhibition design. o Metadata, Information Management & Usability. 8
  9. 9. 1. Manage 2. Organise 3. Exhibition 4. Resource Guide Objectives of the Project 9
  10. 10. 1. Manage ● Materials: o Audio recorded interviews. o Photographs. o Newspaper clippings. 10
  11. 11. 2. Organise ● As a team we: o Constructed a narrative from the diverse range of materials. o Divided up content. o Listened to all interviews. o Created a video. o Used photos for posters. o Considered collection development, preservation and access policies. 11
  12. 12. 3. Exhibition ● To showcase a narrative of the Abbey Ballroom Indoor Football League to the public. ● 9 Panels created 7 Posters 1 Map 1 List of teams involved 12
  13. 13. 4. Resource Guide ● A list of resources that deal with the collection, management and dissemination of digital collections as well as developing sustainable policies. Available Here: http://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Resource-Guide-of-Current-Best- Practice-on-Information-Management.pdf 13
  14. 14. Public Relations Campaign ● Facebook Event ● Twitter #abbeyballroom ● Local Media ● E-invitations 14
  15. 15. Launch Night 2nd July 2015 at Drogheda Museum Millmount 15 Photo from the launch night with former players, the capstone team and Drogheda Local Voices members.
  16. 16. Panels ● 9 Panels created o Introduction o Map of Where Teams Came From o The Story of the Leageue o The Rules and Conditions of the League o The Women’s Stories 1 o The Women’s Stories 2 o The Men’s Stories o The End of the League and of the Ballroom o The Influence of the Abbey Ballroom Indoor Footbal League on Women’s Sport 16
  17. 17. Video Presentation ● Screened on launch night. ● Includes: o Interview excerpts o Photographs o Newspaper Clippings 17
  18. 18. Video Presentation Getting Started 18
  19. 19. Video Presentation The Place 19
  20. 20. Video Presentation The Competition 20 United Ladies team photo Denim Rovers Team Photo
  21. 21. Video Presentation The Prizes 21
  22. 22. Video Presentation Women’s Football 22 3 ladies teams photos
  23. 23. Video Excerpt 23
  24. 24. Resource Guide ● To assist volunteers in Drogheda Local Voices and similar community-based organisations. ● Includes: o List of Resources o Policy Templates 24
  25. 25. Limitations ● Physical vs. Online Exhibition ● Time Constraints ● Ongoing Material Collection ● Copyright Issues ● Ethics 25
  26. 26. Future Work ● For Drogheda Local Voices o Develop a catalogue o Organise materials into folder structure o Create a website 26
  27. 27. Findings ● Oral history training can assist librarians and archivists. ● Community-based cultural heritage volunteers are interested in developing the skills needed to organise and manage their collections. ● More collaboration is needed between information professionals and these volunteers to ensure access to information and training on best practice in order to preserve their collections. 27
  28. 28. Further Information Oral History Network Ireland: http://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/projects/exhibition- on-the-abbey-cinema-indoor-football-leagues/ How it all began: the story of women’s soccer in sixties Drogheda: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14660970.2016 .1230343 28
  29. 29. Thank You For Listening Any Questions? 29

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