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DRI Community Forum - Introduction

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Presentation given by Dr Natalie Harrower, Director of Digital Repository of Ireland at the 2017 DRI Community Forum, welcoming participating stakeholders and other attendees and providing an overview of the day.

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DRI Community Forum - Introduction

  1. 1. Dr. Natalie Harrower Director, Digital Repository of Ireland Royal Irish Academy DRI Community Forum – 24 July 2017
  2. 2. 9.30 Welcome and DRI Updates (Natalie Harrower, DRI Director) 10.00 Training Initiatives & Upcoming Events (Clare Lanigan, DRI Education and Outreach manager) 10.15 Repository Technical Updates (Stuart Kenny, DRI Software Engineer) 10.30 Forthcoming Publications (Kevin Long, DRI Digital Archivist) 10.45 Repository Reports (Kathryn Cassidy, DRI Software Engineer) 11.00 New Collections Case Studies (Rónán Swan, Head of Archaeology & Heritage, Transport Infrastructure Ireland) 11.15 Coffee/Tea Break 11.45 Breakout sessions: Building Capacity for Digital Archiving and Preservation in Ireland 12.15 Breakout Groups Report back 12.45 Closing words
  3. 3. Funding Update • Initial Funding: PRTLI Cycle 5 Project Funding 2011- 2015 • Building the infrastructure & supports • Launched June 2015 • First half of 2016: DRI Future Funding Forum • Letters of Support from Stakeholders • Success! • Department of Education and Skills: HEA & Irish Research Council • Government Estimates • Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  4. 4. DRI Core Costs: Income Streams • Direct state funding ~70% • Leveraged research project grants 23% • Membership Fees 5% • Other (consulting, data prep) 2%
  5. 5. Transitions: Income & Staffing • From research project to live national infrastructure • From project-limited funding to inclusion in the government estimates • Smaller core complement of staff at RIA, TCD, MU • Priorities: HSS data; research data; government data • Retention of core areas of work: • Repository Services for LTP • Education, Outreach, Training • Research, publications, engagement with best practice • National networking, advocacy, ‘common voice’, community building, policy input, international connections
  6. 6. • From research project to live national infrastructure • From project-limited funding to inclusion in the government estimates • Smaller core complement of staff at RIA, TCD, MU • Priorities: HSS data; research data; government data • Retention of core areas of work: • Repository Services for LTP • Education, Outreach, Training • Research, publications, engagement with best practice • National networking, advocacy, ‘common voice’, community building, policy input, international connections Transitions: Income & Staffing
  7. 7. Recent Leveraged Projects Concluded • Inspiring Ireland 1916: Weaving Public and Private Narratives; public collection days, embassy events • Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape (Shortlisted for e-Gov award; Welsh partners) • Partner in DAH PHD PRTLI consortium • Collaboration continues on legacy RD archive project Continuing • H2020 - RDA European Activities (RDA3) to Feb 2018 • Contribute to E&O, HSS domains, policy • H2020 for RDA4 submitted; start Feb 2018 • Major new project with AP, Cornell and others • 3 years – digital archive, exhibitions, events
  8. 8. Education & Outreach – Select events 2016 Feb 1: DRI Training: ‘Organising Your Collection.’ Royal Irish Academy Mar 9: Introduction to EAD, co-hosted with Archives & Records Association Mar 15: DRI Training: ‘Digitising Your Collection.’ Royal Irish Academy. Mar 19: Inspiring Ireland international collection day, Embassy of Ireland, London. Mar 28: Inspiring Ireland talks at 'Reflecting the Rising', RTÉ's series of 1916-related public events. Apr 15: DRI Training: ‘Understanding Copyright.’ Royal Irish Academy. April 17: Inspiring Ireland international collection day, Glucksman Ireland House, New York. May 11: DRI Training: ‘Metadata and XML.’ Royal Irish Academy. June 1-3: Archiving Tomorrow conference, Royal Irish Academy. June 27-28: Health Research Board Open Science Event, co-organised by HRB, DRI/ALLEA e-Humanities WG July 12: Digital Humanities 2016 conference – Research Data for Humanities Scholar, Krakow. July 17: Inspiring Ireland discussion panel at Galway International Arts Festival, NUI Galway Sep 7: DRI / DAH co-hosted seminar with Marsh's Library ‘Reading Renaissance Marginalia’, Royal Irish Academy Oct 10: DRI Training ‘Preparing your Collection for DRI” University College Cork Oct 28: Repository Network of Ireland and DRI co-host a Teachmeet during Open Access Week, RIA Nov 18: Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Digital Conference, Trinity College Dublin. 2017 Feb 27: DRI Training Workshop – ‘Adding your collection to DRI’, Royal Irish Academy June: New integrated DRI website launched June 14-15: DPASSH at Sussex U in Brighton Near future: More DRI Training and a series of Wikimedia event collaborations
  9. 9. National Engagement • Innovation 2020 Consultations (4.7) • Culture 2025 Consultations • DJEI National Open Research Forum (Sept 2017 RDA event) • Film Heritage Advisory Council report • UCD iSchool (SICS) ‘service learning’ collaboration • BAI projects support – guidelines and workshops, eg. Near FM, GAA • DARIAH Ireland Steering Group • Insight Centre for Data Analytics • Support to National Archives of Ireland in Electronic Government Records • Research Data Archiving Project with DAH Collaborators
  10. 10. International Engagement • OECD Global Science Forum: Sustainable Business Models for Data Repositories • Open Repositories 2016 (TCD HPC hosts) • PASIG 2017 Programme Committee (Sept 2017, Oxford) • Hydra/Samvera Official Partners • ALLEA e-Humanities Working Group • Scientific Committee, AGATE Project (ALLEA supported) • Digital Preservation Coalition, Comms & Advocacy Committee • Research Data Alliance Europe Project • Addresses to Embassies in New York and London • DPASSH 2017 at Sussex University (June 2017) • Hosted first EOSC Chair national visit event (Barend Mons, June 2016)
  11. 11. Transitions Continued: Governance • From research project to live national infrastructure • Required a commensurate shift in Governance • Dissolved original Management Board April 2017 • Call for nominations to new Board – open to DRI Members • Appointed 8 new DRI Board members June 2017 • Coverage across Higher Education, Cultural Institutions, Government Funders, State Agencies • Gender balance • DRI Director and RIA CEO are members ex officio
  12. 12. The Board of the Digital Repository of Ireland Peter Brown Director Irish Research Council Sandra Collins Director National Library Peter Kennedy President Royal Irish Academy Rob Kitchin Professor Maynooth University
  13. 13. The Board of the Digital Repository of Ireland Múirne Laffan Chief Digital Officer RTÉ Orla Murphy Digital Humanities, UCC DARIAH Ireland John McDonough Director National Archives Jane Ohlmeyer Director Irish Research Council
  14. 14. Transitions Continued: Membership Membership fees are an element of agreed business model (5%) Focus on value & keeping fees affordable Two tiers: Full and Associate
  15. 15. Benefits of Membership • Long term trusted digital preservation • Data publication, dissemination, discovery, access analytics • Staff training, development, clinics, hands-on • Policy briefings, ‘brown-bag’ seminars, conferences • Networking, strategy advice, ‘common-voice’ advocacy, policy input, joint funding applications, project collaborations, Board eligibility, contribution to taskforces . . . What do YOU want to see here?
  16. 16. Abbey Theatre An Foras Feasa Contemporary Music Centre Crawford Art Gallery Cork Discovery Programme Dublin City Library & Archives Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives Irish Historic Towns Atlas Irish Qualitative Data Archive Maynooth University Library National Archives of Ireland National College of Art and Design National Library of Ireland National Museum of Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway Oidhreacht an Chlair Teo Project Arts Centre Royal Irish Academy Library Royal Irish Academy Publications RTÉ Archives Trinity College Dublin University College Cork Current DRI Members

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