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DRI Coffee Morning – August 30th: Launch of the 2024 Community Archive Scheme!



Wednesday, 30th August 2023


10:00 am – 10:30am




August’s virtual coffee morning will take place on Wednesday 30th August at 10.00am for half an hour.

This coffee morning will launch the 2024 DRI Community Archive Scheme!

Many communities on the island of Ireland have been historically marginalised, and this marginalisation continues to reflect an underrepresentation in traditional memory institutions. The time, effort, and skill that goes into creating community-based archives is often undertaken by individuals or groups working on a voluntary basis or with little funding.

As a publicly funded repository for Ireland’s social and cultural data, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) believes it is important to make long-term preservation of digital materials open to a wide range of organisations, including those operating on a non-funded, voluntary basis. We value the publication of a diversity of datasets and collections and are committed to supporting community-based archival initiatives through sharing our digital preservation skills and profession-based knowledge. We, therefore, offer some associate memberships and all the related benefits, as part of our DRI Community Archive Scheme for the length of time it takes a group to add their collection to the Repository.

We would like to invite applications for our 2024 Community Archive Scheme!

Please join us at our coffee morning on 30th August 2023 for information about the scheme, how to apply and reflections from past winners, Tulsk History Society.

Please register in advance for this meeting through Zoom.

For more information, and for past winners, please view our dedicated Community Archive Scheme website section.

The DRI Virtual Coffee Mornings are a place for DRI’s staff and members to come together and discuss digital preservation topics, challenges, or projects in a relaxed environment. If you would like to host a coffee in 2023 morning please email

DRI is funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) via the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Irish Research Council (IRC).

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