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Welcome to #DRI10: Celebrating 10 Years of DRI

September 2021 marks ten years since the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) commenced as a four-year project, under the PRTLI (Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions) Cycle 5 funding scheme.

‘Archives of Our Own’: Hidden Heritage and the Cork LGBT Archive

Community archives aim to give visibility to the stories and histories of specific cultures and communities that are often underrepresented in national or regional archives. In this blog, we look at the award-winning work of the Cork LGBT Archive. 

A Focus on Transcription Tools

DRI’s Software Engineer, Dr Kathryn Cassidy was recently joined by Dr Ciarán Wallace of Beyond 2022 to present on the topic of ‘transcription tools’ at our monthly members’ Virtual Coffee Morning. This virtual get-together was a great success, so we asked them to share a few more thoughts with us.

DRI Blog: Life Histories and Social Change Archive

This blog post by Dr Irial Glynn from the School of History in University College Dublin (UCD) explores the Life Histories and Social Change collection in the DRI from the perspective of a researcher. The collection is an invaluable research resource which features interviews with Irish citizens during key periods of social change – 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s.

DRI Supports Open COVID Pledge

To encourage depositors to make social sciences data investigating the impact of COVID-19 open, the DRI signed up to support the Open COVID Pledge.

DRI Blog - Irish Women at Work Archive

This blog post, by UCD MA student in Public History Claire Johnson, details the value of the Irish Women at Work Archive deposited in DRI to early career researchers.