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Noelia Romero

Deputy Digital Archivist

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Qualifications: MA Digital Libraries and Information Services (Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain), BA Library and Information Science, (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain), BA Music in Clarinet Performance (Adolfo Salazar Music Conservatory, Madrid, Spain)

Research Interests: Digital Preservation, Open Science, Audio-Visual Preservation, Music, Orchestral Archives, Digital Music Cataloguing



Noelia Romero is the deputy digital archivist at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). In this role, she works closely with the digital archivist, training and engagement manager, and the DRI technical team to assess incoming digital collections and provide advice and hands-on assistance to DRI members to facilitate the ingestion, preservation, and publication of their collections online.

Noelia has extensive professional experience in digital information systems and content management in digital archives. Her career has always been linked to music and audio-visual preservation. She holds a Master’s degree in Digital Libraries and Information Science and various certifications in digital preservation. Additionally, she has a bachelors degree in music specialising in clarinet performance.

Her professional journey began as music librarian in the National Radio of Spain, where she specialised in cataloging and selecting relevant materials for the archive and fulfilled user requests. Subsequently, she held the position of music supervisor at RTVE, Spain’s largest public Radio and Television corporation, working within a vast audio-visual archive.

Prior to this appointment, Noelia worked as digital deliveries manager at the Irish Film Institute (IFI), where she oversaw the acquisition of audio-visual materials and implemented best practices for quality control and digital object preservation.

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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