Preserving Ireland’s Digital Cultural Identity towards 2116

Webb, Sharon and Grant, Rebecca (2016) Preserving Ireland’s Digital Cultural Identity towards 2116. Digital Humanities 2016, Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, 11-16th July 2016. Published in: Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. 706-707. Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków

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Abstract

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is a national Trusted Digital Repository for Ireland's social and cultural data, accredited by the Data Seal of Approval. The repository links together and preserves historical and contemporary data held by Irish institutions, providing a central internet access point and interactive multimedia tools. In June 2015, the Digital Repository of Ireland was publicly launched at the Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference. At this conference, three organisations were presented with the DRI ‘Decade of Centenaries Digital Preservation Award’, the culmination of a six month project aiming to provide support and training to owners of digital collections relating to the Irish decade of centenaries commemorations. This paper will discuss the implementation of this Irish Research Council-funded project which allowed staff from the DRI to engage with collection owners and provide digital preservation and digitisation services and training. In this paper we outline the aims of the project, the methods by which we engaged with relevant collection owners, and how our findings have helped to determine the status of digital preservation in Irish heritage organisations.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: digital preservation, digital cultural heritage, decades of centenaries, Irish history
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
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Depositing User: Sharon Webb
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 10:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88331
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