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Digital Repository of Ireland launches membership model

07 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Repository of Ireland has published its new Membership Model, which details the benefits and fees of membership.

As a community hub, DRI facilitates and helps build a network of shared interest to forward the goals of preserving, stewarding, and providing access to Ireland’s social and cultural digital heritage. This community hub provides support for best practices in data management, fosters collaboration and economies of scale, and provides ready opportunities to leverage funding for research projects. DRI helps cultural institutions, archives, government agencies and local groups to both preserve and share their collections, enabling a wider audience to be reached. DRI also stewards research data, preserving it, and making it 'as open as possible, and as closed as necessary,' ensuring that data is FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and resuable) in line with best practices in Open Science.

Over the last year and a half, the Digital Repository of Ireland has undergone a significant transformation, moving from research project to national infrastructure, and from time-limited project funding to core funding from the Department of Education and Skills, Higher Education Authority, and Irish Research Council. The membership model is one the final steps in this transformation. It is also a key component in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Digital Repository of Ireland.

DRI has worked to make the benefits as rich as possible, and to balance accessibility and sustainability in determining membership fees. DRI has added a new Membership Section to their website, where you can find information on member benefits, membership fees and a list of our members. You can find it here

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