About the Near Archive
In October 2014 Near Media Co-Op was awarded funding by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to build a dedicated digital archive for a discreet collection of content broadcast on our flagship morning programme Northside Today between the years 2011 and 2016. The total number of archived pieces in this collection is in the region of 1200 and growing.
The content reflects upon the themes of Irish Culture, Life and Experience with a particular emphasis on local arts and culture, local news, history, heritage and community events. We see this archive as a resource for students, researchers, librarians, archivists, radio and online audio content producers and anyone with an interest in the community life, history and heritage of the Northside of Dublin city.
The Near Archive can be accessed by anyone, free of charge, and runs on a creative commons basis. Any content used in broadcasting or publications must be credited to Near FM. Near Archive content is not permissible for any commercial purpose.
The Near Archive has been assembled with the input of expert partners including the Digital Repository of Ireland and Dublin City Council Library and Archive. A cross sectoral approach to archiving has also been established through Craol.
The Near Archive was officially launched in the autumn of 2016 in Coolock Library by chairperson of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Pauric Travers.