The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) / Taisclann Dhigiteach na hÉireann is the national trusted digital repository for Ireland's social and cultural data. Certified by the Core Trust Seal, the repository stewards historical and contemporary data held by Irish institutions, and provides long-term preservation and sustained access to that data through a central internet access point. As a national e-infrastructure for the future of education and research in the humanities and social sciences, DRI also operates as a research centre and community hub for policy, advocacy, training, and best practice in digital preservation, digital archiving, digital cultural heritage, and FAIR data management. Staff members hail from a wide variety of backgrounds, including software engineers, designers, digital archivists and librarians, data curators, digital imaging experts, policy and requirements specialists, social scientists and humanities scholars. The DRI is funded by the Department of Education and Skills via the Higher Education Authority and the Irish Research Council. For more information see www.dri.ie.
The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Atlantic Philanthropies was founded by entrepreneur Chuck Feeney, who decided in 1982 to devote his wealth to the service of humanity. A champion of Giving While Living, Feeney has long maintained that people of wealth should use it to better the world during their lifetimes. That belief, which has been a driving influence in Atlantic's work, led to the decision in 2002 to limit Atlantic’s life to a fixed term.
Atlantic is closing its doors in 2020; over 37 years, it invested over $8 billion in promising programs and people and in places where it saw the chance to create opportunity and promote greater fairness and equity for all. Because Atlantic believed that it’s imperative to address deeply rooted problems sooner rather than later, many of the grants were “big bets” designed to bring lasting improvements to people’s lives.
Over a 35 year period, Atlantic invested over €1.6 billion on the island of Ireland, to advance higher education, human rights, and services for the old and young in the Republic of Ireland, and to advance the peace process and support programs to improve people’s lives in Northern Ireland.
Cornell University Library
Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York state. Cornell’s mission is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge, to educate the next generation of global citizens, and to promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of New York and others around the world.
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library promotes a culture of broad inquiry with its world-class holdings, expert staff, and cutting-edge services. Comprehensive electronic and print resources, including rare and unique manuscripts, support the full range of scholarly endeavor. Connections with partner institutions widen access to specialized material, facilitate international research and learning opportunities, and fuel the pace of innovation. The Library’s commitment to the production, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge drives it to the forefront of digital scholarship and open-access advocacy. Librarians’ expertise in innovative tools and technology equips students to succeed in a digital society, and enhances all facets of teaching and learning at Cornell.
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials in history, literature, music, the arts, science, natural history, and technology. For more information, see: https://rare.library.cornell.edu/