The DASG website was launched in the Senate Room at the University Glasgow on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.
Professor Murray Pittock, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts, welcomed a gathering of approximately 80 people to the University. Dr Ken Emond, Head of Research Awards at the British Academy, congratulated the DASG team on their hard work over the past 7 years and for bringing the DASG resources to the public via the new DASG website.
Professor Rob Ó Maolalaigh, Director of DASG, added his welcome and introduced the DASG project and its various components. He illustrated the value of the Faclan bhon t-Sluagh and Corpas na Gàidhlig resources. Dr Sìm Innes described plans for the Seanchas project.
Olga Szczesnowicz illustrated how to use the Faclan bhon t-Sluagh resource and Dr Mark McConville illustrated how Corpas na Gàidhlig could be used. Stephen Barrett thanked the DASG team for their support and particularly the Arts IT support team who had been tremendously supportive over the years.
Professor (Emeritus) Donald Meek spoke of his experiences as Assistant Editor (1973–79) of the Historical Dictionary of Scottish Gaelic, drawing particular attention to computerisation work he had carried out with the assistance of Dr William Sharp. Professor Meek paid the DASG project a great honour when he presented DASG with a copy of his father's Gaelic sermons from Tiree.
Professor Ó Maolalaigh brought proceedings to a close by thanking the DASG and Faclair na Gàidhlig teams, all funders and many others for their support of the DASG project over the years. (Click here to see a list of acknowledgements.)
British Academy, @britac_news Nov 3
Great to see public release from British Academy Research Project.
Professor Hugh Cheape, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
This offers a resource on a scale hitherto unimaginable (without a lifetime's reading and cross-referencing).
Dr Will Lamb, University of Edinburgh
A fantastic resource altogether. Congratulations!
Glucksman Library, @ullibrary Oct 29
Congratulations @GlasgowUni and @DASG_Glaschu on the launch of your new Gaelic archive.
Peadar Morgan, Bòrd na Gàidhlig
A' dèanamh fiughair ri cosg ùine a' dol troimhe seo airson mo thlachd fhìn - a' coimhead fìor mhath!
Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas, University of Highlands and Islands
This is a fantastic resource.
Dr Anja Gunderloch, University of Edinburgh
This is a fantastic resource which is going to be tremendously useful in a great many different ways. Nach math a rinn sibh!
Dr Sharon Arbuthnot, Queen's University Belfast
This is a great resource and appropriate for a wide range of purposes.
Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
’S e goireas dha-rìreabh math a tha seo do luchd na Gàidhlig. Sàr obair, deagh bheachd, deagh chur an gnìomh, agus uabhasach fhéin luachmhar.
with his father's Gaelic sermons from Tiree.
Professor David Adger, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Sheila Kidd, University of Glasgow
Really impressed with this, quick and easy to use. I could spend hours on this!
Arthur Holmer, Lund University
A wonderful tool! Keep up the good work!
Shona Masson, Dr Anndra Wiseman, Abigail Lightbody, Ruaraidh MacIntyre, Alana MacInnes, Olga Szczesnowicz
(Front Row) Professor Donald Meek, Angus John Smith, Lorna Pike.
This is a wonderful resource.
EUROLANG, @EUROLANG • Oct 29
Congratulations/ Meal do naidheachd everyone at @DASG_Glaschu on the launch of the archive