Eneclann at the IRCHSS and IRCSET Postdoctoral Symposium

Brian Donovan of Eneclann was one of the speakers at the IRCHSS & IRCSET Postdoctoral Symposium held on 27th June 2011 – ‘Contributing Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Impact.’

Brian Donovan studied history at Trinity College, graduating in 1989. He has lectured and tutored in the university and throughout Ireland and the US on history, genealogy and electronic publishing. His experience in digital technology, as well as his background in history, helped found Eneclann in 1998. Dr Donovan specialises in Eneclann’s digitisation work, both for commercial clients and for Eneclann’s own publications. He has overseen the development of Eneclann’s CD catalogue, as well as the Archive CD Books Ireland project. He is also involved in developing Eneclann’s online publications, playing a key role in establishing Irish Origins and findmypast.ie. As Eneclann CEO, Dr Donovan also focuses on project management and business development. He was also technical adviser for the landmark Trinity College project to digitise the 1641 Depositions, as well as many other cultural and educational initiatives. Similarly, he was responsible for the mass digitisation project of church records for the Irish Government website Irish Genealogy.

Watch him in this video on Entrepreneurship: “Commoditising History and the Humanities: Some Practical Experience”


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