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New Digital Repository of Ireland Training Series

11 February 2016
The Digital Repository of Ireland are delighted to announce our next Training Series 'Preparing Your Collection for DRI', beginning February 17th 2016 in the Royal Irish Academy.

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) are delighted to announce our new Training Series: 'Preparing Your Collection for DRI', beginning February 17th 2016 in the Royal Irish Academy.

This course, a series of one-hour seminars, introduces archival arrangement and description, digitisation methods and workflows, copyright issues, and metadata standards. It is designed to help collection curators to make sense of their material, understand the principles of collection management and, at the end of the course, have the tools in place to prepare their collection for eventual ingest into DRI.

While the course is focused on DRI requirements, the principles explored are interoperable with many open repositories, and the archival skills are useful for both digital and non-digital collections.

This course is geared towards those managing collections who do not have an archival background or extensive experience. Trained archivists and experienced collection curators can also take the course to find out how their skills apply to the management of collections within the DRI.

The first seminar in the DRI Collection Preparation Series is 'Organising Your Collection', taking place on February 17th, 2016 at 10am. This one-hour seminar will introduce attendees to the basics of arranging collections of heritage material to facilitate cataloguing and discovery. Although the DRI’s collection arrangement functionality will be discussed specifically, the themes explored in this seminar are applicable to both digital and non-digital collections.

The majority of the first series of sessions will take place in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, however we aim to repeat the course in locations outside Dublin over time.

For more information, dates, and to book tickets, go to: http://dri.ie/dri-training-preparing-your-collection

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