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Welsh Ballads: Completing the British Ballads Network

Partners in the Welsh Ballads Digitisation Project


A JISC Enriching Digital Resources Programme Project

October 2008–September 2009


Project partners

The lead institution was Cardiff University. Staff at Cardiff University and the National Library of Wales were responsible for digitisation, cataloguing and web site creation. Dr A. Cynfael Lake (Swansea University Department of Welsh), Prof. Peredur Lynch (Bangor University School of Welsh) and Prof. Andrew Prescott (University of Wales Lampeter Librarian) acted as academic advisers to the project, together with Dr E. Wyn James (Cardiff University School of Welsh), who is also Editor of the Welsh Ballads Website.


Project Co-ordinator: Peter Keelan, Head of Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR)


Project Team - Cardiff University Information Services

Digital Photographer: Mark Barrett

Cataloguer: Helen Price-Saunders

Web Designer: Alison Harvey

Systems Team: Catrin Jones


Project Team - National Library of Wales

Project Co-ordinator: Lyn Lewis Dafis

Cataloguer: Wendy Morgan

Other Staff: Branwen Rhys



A Welsh Ballads Digitisation Seminar was held on Monday, 14 September 2009, at the Arts and Social Studies Library, Colum Drive, Cardiff University, featuring a range of speakers on issues relating to ballads and digitisation.


In addition to promoting the current project and exploring possible future developments, one aspect of the seminar was to place the Welsh ballads digitisation project in the context of similar projects, notably those carried out by the National Library of Scotland and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. In that respect this Welsh digitisation project may be regarded as one which completes a network of British ballad digitisation projects.