An online collaboration between the National Library of Ireland and Google could be the first step in the creation of a virtual Irish museum. The National Library has digitised items from three of its past photography exhibitions and made them available free online on the Google Cultural Institute.
Katherine McSharry, head of services at the library, said the library intends to make significantly more items available: “The National Library has 5.3 million photographs so that’s definitely the tip of the iceberg; the plan is to facilitate as much of the material as possible, ultimately millions and millions of items.”
You can read more in the Irish Times at http://goo.gl/vL81Hc. That article does not list the URL but it appears that the collection is at http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/national-library-of-ireland.