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DRI Training: Preparing Your Digital Collection

Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Location: 
Royal Irish Academy

We're delighted to be revisting our popular 'Preparing your Collection for DRI' training day for 2018!

The course introduces the basic elements of archival arrangement and description, digitisation methods and workflows, the elements of copyright and what collection owners may and may not publish, and an introduction to 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 'analogue' collections).

Taking the form of a day-long series of seminars and breakout sessions, this course is geared towards collection curators who do not have an archival background and do not have extensive experience with managing collections. However, trained archivists and experienced collection curators can find out how their skills apply to the management of collections within the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Registration is free for current DRI Members, and €15 for non-members,. Register here.