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Heritage Podcast: Digital Cultural Heritage – Dr Natalie Harrower

13 November 2018

Dr Natalie Harrower is the Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland. In this podcast she talks about the challenges of preserving heritage that is ‘born digital’ and how best to collect and safeguard our digital cultural heritage. 

Thirty years after the World Heritage Convention was created to identify and protect outstanding natural and cultural heritage of universal value across the world, UNESCO adopted the Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage, highlight the pressing need to address the preservation of our digital legacy. Spanning Kerry to Palmyra, and discussing art, archaeology, Frankfurt school philosophy and 3D scanning, this podcast examines the challenges and solutions for preserving - and providing long-term access to - our digital cultural heritage.

About the speaker

Dr. Natalie Harrower is the Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland. She is the Principal Investigator for Inspiring Ireland, a collaborative platform for preserving, exhibiting, and promoting Ireland's digital cultural heritage. Based at the Royal Irish Academy, Dr. Harrower is a member of the European Commission's Expert Group on FAIR data, a judge for the International Digital Preservation awards, a member of Ireland's National Archives Advisory Council, and Chair of ALLEA's E-Humanities working group.

About the Heritage Podcast series

The Heritage Podcast series is a collection of eight 20 minute podcasts by academic researchers and leaders of major Irish heritage institutions. The series addresses questions of critical importance in Irish heritage. Opportunities and challenges of preservation and protection of Irish cultural heritage are addressed. It also provides a valuable and educational resource recorded by experts in heritage and preservation, which is publicly accessible to prompt thought and discussion.

Developed and produced by the Historical Studies Committee of the Royal Irish Academy. Supported by The Heritage Council as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. Recorded by Real Smart Media.

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