In addition to our core project of building the Digital Repository of Ireland, we are engaged in a growing number of collaborative projects. Here is a sample:
Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th
Launched June 2020
The Wellcome Trust funded project Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th aims to provide long term preservation and access to the many at-risk archives generated by grassroots women’s reproductive health movements during the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland.
EUROPEANA SPORT - IRELAND’S STORIES
Launched May 2020
Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories demonstrates the richness and diversity of sporting history in Ireland by collecting stories and memorabilia from fans, players, enthusiasts, past sporting heroes and heroines. From May to September 2020, seven coordinating partners from across Ireland - Digital Repository of Ireland, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, European Expo2020, Hunt Museum, University of Limerick Conference & Sports Campus and Fethard Horse Country Experience (FHCE), in partnership with Europeana, are asking people to dig out their sporting memorabilia and contribute to a European project on the culture and history of sport.
EUROPEANA COMMON CULTURE
Launched January 2019
Europeana Common Culture aims to develop a harmonised and coordinated environment for Europeana’s national aggregators, to collaborate, share resources and technical means, and agree on common recommendations and standards. Additionally, the project will improve the quality of content and metadata to increase user satisfaction. As part of the project, the Digital Repository of Ireland will develop an aggregation service for our repository platform that will allow the collections of Irish Cultural Heritage Institutes to be made visible via the Europeana platform. We are also involved in the development of a 3D pilot application as part of this project. More information on the 3D Pilot can be found here.
RDA EU 4.0
Launched March 2018
The Digital Repository of Ireland is one of the implementers of RDA Europe 4.0, which focuses on the need for open and interoperable sharing of research data & on the need to build social, technical and cross-disciplinary links to enable such sharing on a global scale.
Amplifying change: A history of the Atlantic Philanthropies on the island of Ireland
Launched August 2017
'Amplifying change: A history of the Atlantic Philanthropies on the island of Ireland' was a three-year collaborative project between Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), based in Dublin, and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) at Cornell University Library, New York, that was completed in 2020. The aim of the collaboration was to build and disseminate a vibrant, sustainable, and openly accessible digital archive and online exhibition of the impact of the Atlantic Philanthropies grantees on the island of Ireland, consisting of select business records and new oral histories that reflect Atlantic’s grantmaking philosophy, approach, and impact in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Frongoch and 1916
Launched December 2016
Frongoch & 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape is a series of digital exhibitions commemorating the internment of Irish prisoners at the Frongoch internment camp, Wales, in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. Funded by the Reconciliation Fund of Ireland's Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade, the exhibitions are a collaboration between DRI and the National Libraries and National Museums of Ireland and Wales.
Inspiring Ireland 1916
Launched January 2016
Inspiring Ireland 1916 is the next phase of the multiple-award-winning cultural heritage resource Inspiring Ireland (www.inspiring-ireland.ie) It presents a brand new series of exhibitions of cultural artefacts, stories and interpretation that surround the events of 1916. Available online from January 2016, the exhibitions curate iconic national treasures alongside privately-owned memorabilia gathered at national and international collection days.
Research Data Alliance H2020 Project
Launched September 2015
RDA Europe is the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The goal of RDA is to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange. This is achieved through the development, adoption, and deployment of infrastructure, policy, practice, standards, and other deliverables. The emphasis of RDA is adoption and deployment as the result of focussed, short-term effort.
RDA 3 is the third phase of RDA Europe, and DRI are funded in this phase underneath the Coordinating Support Activity (CSA) grant.
CMC LINE-UP Platform:
Linked Irish NEw mUsic Platform
Launched January 2015
The DAH is a four-year (2011-2016) structured doctoral research-training programme designed to enable students to carry out research in the arts and humanities at the highest level using new media and computer technologies. The programme is a collaboration between National University of Ireland, Galway, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Queen's University Belfast, Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and University of Ulster.
DRI contributes to the programme through knowledge transfer events, co-ordination, and support.
Launched May 2014
Launched March 2014
Inspiring Ireland won 3 Ireland eGovernment awards in Jan 2015: Overall Winner, Promoting Ireland Overseas, and Open Source
Inspiring Ireland was also a finalist in the 2014 Digital Preservation Awards.
Launched Feb 2014
Tourism is an important part of Ireland's economy. Tourists often explore an area with Walking Tours (WTs) - pre-recorded guided tours. Personalized WTs address the needs of individuals and increase the attractiveness of a city. The PLoT project develops methods to crreate personalised digital cultural heritage walking tours by building upon Insight at NUIG's excellence in Linked Data and the Digital Repository of Ireland's digital archiving expertise. The results complement a city's digital offers for tourists by providing adaptable, personalised solutions for its visitors, increase tourist satisfaction, and provide a addition for the tourism industry in Ireland and Worldwide.
The Social Repository of Ireland
Launched January 2014
Irish Record Linkage, 1864-1913
Launched December 2013
The project aims to provide a comprehensive map of infant and maternal mortality for Dublin from 1864-1913. The project will reconstruct family units and create longitudinal histories by linking records of Birth, Marriage and Death (vital registration data), generously provided by the General Register Office.
In order to link individuals, the project will create a Knowledge Platform entitled Irish Record Linkage (IRL) to enhance the research potential of individual level metadata, using best practice in Digital Archiving to facilitate the application of Linked Data technologies, and ingesting content into the Digital Repository of Ireland for long term accessibility and preservation.
The application of Linked Data technologies with state of the art digital archiving, preservation and discovery technologies will allow us to interrogate this historical Big Data.
See the Irish Records Linkage Project Website for more details
The DRI-INSIGHT RTÉ project
Launched September 2013
Linked Logainm: Location LODer
Launched 10 September 2013 (see Press Release)
DECIPHER / Storyscope
Launched January 2013
Decipher's prototype software, Storyscope, is being developed with this in mind. Using Storyscope’s workspace and tools, museum professionals and visitors can research, develop, and present stories that connect cultural objects across diverse museum collections.
You can view Storyscope concept videos and interviews with Museum Professionals on Vimeo here: