Digital Preservation &
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Harry Clarke Symposium 2015.02.06
Dr. Natalie Harrower
Manager of Educ...
Digital Repository of Ireland & HSS data
What’s interesting about digital collections?
Why do we need digital repositories?
What is the Digital Repository of Ireland?
DRI is an interactive, national trusted digital
repository for contemporary and...
RIA (lead), NUIM, TCD, DIT, NUIG, NCAD
Core Grant: HEA PRTLI 5, €5.2M
Started Sep 2011
Public Launch at DPASSH: June 25, 2...
Digital Preservation
Data Discovery
Access & Curation
Narratives, Visualisation
How do we do it?
Robust TDR Infrastructure...
Digital Repository of Ireland & HSS data
What’s interesting about digital collections?
Why do we need digital repositories?
COLLECTING
BODY OF OBJECTS
MATERIAL DIGITAL
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Walter Benjamin
The Work of Art in the Age of
Mechanical Reproduction
• Art has always been reproducible
• But: Mechanical...
The Work of Art in the Age of
Digital Reproduction
The Work of Art in the Age of
Digital Reproduction
The Work of Art in the Age of
Digital Reproduction
The Work of Art in the Age of
Digital Reproduction
• Put of copy of the original into places that would be out of
reach of...
Digital Repository of Ireland & HSS data
What’s interesting about digital collections?
Why do we need digital repositories?
Short Answer:
Sustained
Trusted
Preservation
Access
What is Digital Preservation?
Backing up your files?
“Active management of digital content over time
to ensure its ongoing...
What is Digital Preservation?
Backing up your files?
“Active management of digital content over time
to ensure its ongoing...
Interacting with art…
Collaborative Project between DRI, Department of Arts, Heritage and the
Gaeltacht (Minister Jimmy Deenihan), and the follo...
• Online portal to Ireland’s Digital Cultural Assets (GLAMs)
• Built on DRI’s preservation infrastructure
• Community buil...
The Video
https://vimeo.com/89125000
Thanks!
________
n.harrower@ria.ie
dri.ie
@dri_ireland
inspiring-ireland.ie
dpassh.dri.ie
Natalie Harrower (DRI): Digital Preservation in the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Natalie Harrower (DRI): Digital Preservation in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The term ‘digital preservation’ isn’t particularly ‘sexy’ on its own, conjuring up images of an airless room with carefully calibrated technology, or a computer locked tightly away in a safe. But digital preservation actually provides the entry point to a wealth of collections, and ensures that these collections are organised, accessible, and consistently available for the foreseeable future. This talk will address the importance of digital preservation to scholarly inquiry, and focus on the role that trusted digital collections play in humanities and social sciences research.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Natalie Harrower (DRI): Digital Preservation in the Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 1. Digital Preservation & Humanities & Social Sciences Harry Clarke Symposium 2015.02.06 Dr. Natalie Harrower Manager of Education &Outreach @natalieharrower
  • 2. Digital Repository of Ireland & HSS data What’s interesting about digital collections? Why do we need digital repositories?
  • 3. What is the Digital Repository of Ireland? DRI is an interactive, national trusted digital repository for contemporary and historical, social and cultural data held by Irish institutions. • images, sound, audio/video, text... • visual art, broadcast footage, oral history recordings, business records, letters…
  • 4. RIA (lead), NUIM, TCD, DIT, NUIG, NCAD Core Grant: HEA PRTLI 5, €5.2M Started Sep 2011 Public Launch at DPASSH: June 25, 2015 Funded Partnerships: diversified funding to 2019 Who are we? How are we funded?
  • 5. Digital Preservation Data Discovery Access & Curation Narratives, Visualisation How do we do it? Robust TDR Infrastructure Policy and Advocacy Education and Outreach Projects and Partnerships What do we do?
  • 6. Digital Repository of Ireland & HSS data What’s interesting about digital collections? Why do we need digital repositories?
  • 7. COLLECTING BODY OF OBJECTS MATERIAL DIGITAL 010010100101000100100101 001001010101001000111011 010101110101010101001001 010100101000010101001010 100101000100010101110110 101101001001001010010101 010101010001010101010101 010101001010101010101010 101010101010001001010101 010101010010101010101010 1010101001011
  • 8. Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction • Art has always been reproducible • But: Mechanical means accelerates pace & possibilities • Lacks the “aura” of the original • But mechanical reproduction can also provide new things: • Naked Eye ++ • Mobility and Access (1936) Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.
  • 9. The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction
  • 10. The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction
  • 11. The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction
  • 12. The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction • Put of copy of the original into places that would be out of reach of the original itself: • Rijksmuseum – 130,000 • Metropolitan Museum of Art – 400,000 • More of a collection on display • Enhance visitor experience through interactive exhibits • Allow visitors to explore on their own terms • Cooper-Hewitt Nat’l Design Museum – digital stylus  Visits to GLAMs increasing
  • 13. Digital Repository of Ireland & HSS data What’s interesting about digital collections? Why do we need digital repositories?
  • 14. Short Answer: Sustained Trusted Preservation Access
  • 15. What is Digital Preservation? Backing up your files? “Active management of digital content over time to ensure its ongoing access”
  • 16. What is Digital Preservation? Backing up your files? “Active management of digital content over time to ensure its ongoing access” Plan Trusted Digital Repository Ongoing Access User Tools
  • 17. Interacting with art…
  • 18. Collaborative Project between DRI, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Minister Jimmy Deenihan), and the following NCIs: • National Gallery of Ireland • National Archives of Ireland • National Library of Ireland • National Museum of Ireland • Irish Museum of Modern Art • Abbey Theatre • Crawford Gallery Cork • Chester Beatty Library
  • 19. • Online portal to Ireland’s Digital Cultural Assets (GLAMs) • Built on DRI’s preservation infrastructure • Community building • Curated with an eye to national and international interest/visibility • Speaks to ideas of Ireland as a rich culture with a compelling and rich history • Important service for Ireland socially and culturally • Part of a systematic approach to digital preservation, discovery & access
  • 20. The Video https://vimeo.com/89125000
  • 21. Thanks! ________ n.harrower@ria.ie dri.ie @dri_ireland inspiring-ireland.ie dpassh.dri.ie