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Rebecca Grant

Rebecca Grant

‎Digital Archivist and Data Policy Manager

National Library of Ireland

BA (Hons) (Art History and English), MA (Hons) (Archival studies and records management)
DRI Role

Member of Workflows Taskforce

Research Interests
Digitisation, the use of best practice cataloguing and metadata standards in Irish repositories, digital preservation, archiving of research data, copyright, licensing and reuse of digital content.


Rebecca Grant is digital archivist and data policy manager at the National Library of Ireland, and a member of the Research Data Alliance’s European Support Team. Rebecca previously worked at the Digital Repository of Ireland, where her focus was on workflow and policy development for the management, curation and preservation of data. Since 2014 she has been a doctoral candidate at University College Dublin, where her research is investigating the connections between archival theory and practice and the management of research data.

Selected Publications

Preserving Ireland’s Digital Cultural Identity towards 2116”, Sharon Webb and Rebecca Grant. DH2016, Krakow, 1-15 July 2016.

“Identifying HSS research data for preservation - a snapshot of current policy and guidelines”, Rebecca Grant. New Review of Information Networking Volume 20, Issue 1-2, 2015, Special Issue:   Shaping our Legacy: Preserving the Social and Cultural Record, pp 97-103.

“A consideration of copyright for a national repository of humanities and social science data”, Rebecca Grant, Sharon Webb, Marta Bustillo. Library and Information Research Special Issue on Copyright and Intellectual Property, Vol 39, No 121, 2015, pp 22-40.

"On a Linked Data Platform for Irish Historical Vital Records", Christophe Debruyne, Oya Deniz Beyan, Rebecca Grant, Sandra Collins and Stefan Decker. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Volume 9316 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 99-110.

“Linked Data Authority Records for Irish Place Names”, Catherine Ryan, Rebecca Grant, Eoghan Ó Carragáin, Sandra Collins, Stefan Decker and Nuno Lopes. International Journal on Digital Libraries. Special Issue on Semantic Digital Archives, April 2015, Volume 15, Issue 2-4, pp 73-85.

"Linked Logainm: Enhancing Library Metadata using Linked Data of Irish Place Names", Nuno Lopes, Rebecca Grant, Brian Ó Raghallaigh, Eoghan Ó Carragáin, Sandra Collins, Stefan Decker. Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries: TPDL 2013 Selected Workshops Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 416, 2014, pp 65-76.