Digital Repository of Ireland to preserve Together for Yes digital archive01 March 2019
The digital archive of the Together for Yes campaign will be preserved in the Digital Repository of Ireland following the organisation joining as Members.
During its existence as the main civil society campaign for a Yes vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, Together For Yes generated a huge amount of digital content, including campaign branding, an official website, press releases, merchandise design and more.
As part of its post-referendum work, Together for Yes organised a preservation and archiving initiative, of which membership of a trusted digital repository plays a key part. An archivist will work on ingesting the campaign's public digital record as well as some business records and other materials into DRI.
DRI Director Dr Natalie Harrower said: "Ireland's 2018 Referendum on the Eighth Amendment was contentious and hard fought, mobilising large communities of volunteers to campaign for the opposing perspectives. I am delighted that Together for Yes applied to join DRI in order to archive campaign materials for long term preservation and wide access...DRI is committed to assisting Irish organisations & institutions to safeguard their digital data and welcomes a diversity of depositors"
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