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New DRI Blog Series

15 July 2021

Throughout 2021, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has been running informal Coffee Mornings on the last Wednesday of every month. Our new blog series develops themes from the Coffee Mornings.

The DRI Coffee Mornings provide DRI Members and staff with a forum to start conversations about digital preservation related topics in a relaxed environment. We recently began publishing a series of blogs developing themes of interest that were introduced in our Coffee Morning series.

DRI’s Policy Manager Dr Aileen O’Carroll hosted a Coffee Morning on challenges and issues related to the various types of consent forms that archivists encounter in their work. She expands on the difference between research consent forms, data deposit agreements, and copyright release agreements in a new blog. Read more here.

DRI’s Software Engineer, Dr Kathryn Cassidy was recently joined by Dr Ciarán Wallace of Beyond 2022 to present on the topic of ‘transcription tools’ at our monthly members’ Virtual Coffee Morning. This virtual get-together was a great success, so we asked them to share a few more thoughts with us. In this newly published interview, we talk to Kathryn and Ciarán about the importance of transcription, crowdsourcing, and AI solutions such as Transkribus. Read more here.

Keep an eye on the DRI Blog for future blog posts in this series.

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