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RSAI joins Digital Repository of Ireland

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) are delighted to welcome the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI) as its newest member.

The RSAI is a charity dedicated to increasing public engagement with Ireland’s literary and material heritage and to supporting public policy in the area of cultural heritage. RSAI’s archives include a comprehensive collection of photographic albums and slides,

primarily depicting archaeological sites in Ireland. It also preserves a variety of communications, documents and drawings by notable Irish antiquaries including George Miller, James Robertson and James Graves, and material by George Du Noyer.

Commenting on the news, Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, Executive Officer, RSAI said:

'We are delighted to become a member of the DRI. Now our unique collection is not only safely preserved but it’s also widely accessible to anyone with interest in cultural heritage.’

Director of DRI, Natalie Harrower, added:

“We are looking forward to working with RSAI to preserve and share their distinct collections. Their photographic collection of archaeological sites will find a ready home next to our extensive collections of a rchaeological reports, and their lantern slide collection, recently digitised, will provide for wonderful discoveries. RSAI has worked very hard to digitise and make available their collections, and now they are also ensuring their long term preservation, so that future generations can delight in such a rich range of images”

DRI Membership is open to institutions, organisations and digital archives that hold humanities/or social sciences data. Members can join at Full or Associate levels, with accompanying benefits including long-term digital preservation of collections, access to a community hub providing support for best practices in data management and priority access to DRI training and events. To find out more, visit http://dri.ie/membership.

 

About DRI Membership

 

DRI Membership is open to institutions, organisations and digital archives that hold humanities/or social sciences data. Members can join at Full or Associate levels, with accompanying benefits including long-term digital preservation of collections, access to a community hub providing support for best practices in data management and priority access to DRI training and events. To find out more, visit http://dri.ie/membership.