Dear Friends of DRI,


The days may be getting shorter and darker, but there’s no pause on the activity here at DRI! Here’s an update for our friends.




Orphan Works Seminar: DRI’s new Knowledge Sharing Sessions is a series of one-hour sessions are designed to focus on particular areas of interest in the world of digital preservation. The first of these sessions, on the topic of Orphan Works, takes place on 7 November 2017 in the Royal Irish Academy and will be presented by Kevin Long, Digital Archivist at DRI. More details and registration at


Slides from Presentations from National Approach to Research Data workshop: This workshop, which took place on 8 September, was organised by the National Library of Ireland, the Digital Repository of Ireland and the National Open Research Forum, and was sponsored by Research Data Alliance Europe. Presentations from the workshop are now available to download. For more information go to


Pre-publication of Horizon2020 2018-2020 Work Programmes: The European Commission has pre-published final drafts of the ICT and FET work programmes 2018-2020. More information at


19 Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Awards: These short-term Awards support Irish and EU citizens to go to the USA and undertake non-commercial research exploring the transformative power of communication technology (across all disciplines).  Projects relating to Sustainable Development, Big Data, and Diaspora Studies, are particularly welcome for the 2018-19 awards cycle. Deadline for application is 31st October 2017. More information:





DCU Student STEAM Hackathon Weekend with Intel Ireland


Date: 20-22 October

Time: All weekend

Location: DCU St. Patrick’s Campus.


The 54-hour free event will bring together DCU student innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs and developers to build something real and innovative using Intel technology. Students will have an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, build new solutions and have lots of fun!

More at



DRI Knowledge Sharing: Orphan Works


Date: 7 November 2017

Time:  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Location: Royal Irish Academy


This seminar will be presented by Kevin Long, Digital Archivist at DRI. Kevin will discuss the issue of orphan works (objects with no known rights holder) in digital collections, the process of registering them with the Patents Office and the 2012 EU Directive on Orphan Works.



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--The DRI Team



DCU Student STEAM Hackathon Weekend: DCU and Intel Ireland are calling on DCU students to get involved in the STEAM Hackathon weekend taking place in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus on Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd. More information at




Clare Lanigan | Education & Outreach Manager, Digital Repository of Ireland

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