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Natalie Harrower

The Importance of Trusted Digital Preservation

(for Humanities Data)

1st International Workshop on Computational History

June 27, 2014

Natalie Harrower

Education & Outreach


What is the Digital Repository of Ireland?

DRI is an interactive, national trusted digital repositoryfor contemporary and historical, social and cultural data held by Irish institutions

DRI Presentation


Funding

  • Core Grant: HEA PRTLI 5, €5.2M

  • RIA (lead), NUIM, TCD, DIT, NUIG, NCAD

  • Sep 2011 – Sep 2015

  • Partnership projects: diversified funding to 2019


What do we do?

  • Digital Preservation

  • Data Discovery

  • Access & Curation

  • Narratives, Visualisation

How do we do it?

Robust TDR Infrastructure Policy and Advocacy

Education and Outreach

Projects and Partnerships


DRI Repository Preview – 14 May 2014

  • Pilot version launched to a small group of

  • stakeholders last month. Public launch this fall

  • Currently have 18 collections from 15 institutions

  • File formats include image, text, audio

  • Content: artwork, scripts, radio, music, reports,

  • manifestos, war posters, interviews, Irish language

  • Ability to browse, search, view collections, objects, all

  • metadata, download objects (depends on license)


Big Data Industry

DRI: Connecting with the Community

Education & Outreach

(Events & Dissemination)

Partnerships

Collaborative Projects

Cultural Institutions

App Developers

Archives

DRI Core

Libraries

Academics

Community Interest

Custodians of social data


Why Digital Preservation?


Why Digital Preservation?

  • Archiving brings order and discoverability

  • Preservation for long-term accessibility

  • Ability to share data = unexpected discoveries,

  • research reproducibility, cost savings

  • Enables links between data sets

  • Facilitates data-driven humanities research


Why a Trusted Digital Repository?

“A trusted digital repository is one whose mission is to provide reliable, long-term access to managed digital resources to its designated community, now and in the future”


Key Aspects of Trust

Authenticity & Provenance

Attention to Standards and Quality of data

Formal Agreements & Procedures

Data Security & Access Authentication


Sample Projects/Partnerships

  • Irish Record Linkage, 1864-1913: vital registration data

  • MoTIF: Pilot Thesaurus on Irish Folklore (with NLI)

  • The DRI-INSIGHT RTÉ project: content discovery for archives

  • PLOT: app for cultural tourism

  • Social Repository of Ireland – SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA Feasibility Study)

  • Research Data Alliance, DARIAH, Digital Preservation Coalition


Thank you!

  • Contact

  • www.dri.ie

  • [email protected]

  • @dri_ireland


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