DRI is pleased to be providing the preservation and sustained access solution to the Arts and Culture in Education Research Repository (ACERR).
ACERR is a deliverable of the Arts in Education Charter, jointly signed by the Department of Education and Skills, and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. ACERR will be a portal for excellence in Irish arts in education research practice: a showcase of Irish expertise. ACERR's mission is to empower Irish Arts Researchers to publish work of many dimensions, overcoming traditional barriers to publication for Arts practitioners and provide access to new and existing creative pedagogical knowledge, theory, best practice and innovation for all.
By choosing to create ACERR with the Digital Repository of Ireland, researchers have chosen an approach that ensures sustained access to the materials, as they will be subject to the long-term preservation processes of the DRI. The material from ACERR will also be discoverable not just directly by those seeking it out, but also serendipitously, by users who come across the content when searching www.dri.ie for other purposes, or browsing casually. The inclusion of these collections in DRI, therefore, will increase their findabilty and their impact.
ACERR Collections include student journals and photobooks, filmed performances, musical recordings, poetry, and research and educational materials.
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