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Arlene Healy

Arlene Healy


Digital Systems and Services, Trinity College Library Dublin

DRI Role

Trinity College Library Dublin representative on the DRI Management Team


Research Interests
User discovery and experience of Library electronic resources measuring value and impact of electronic resources, digital libraries, role of libraries in supporting digital humanities, virtual research environments, information literacy.
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Arlene Healy is Sub-librarian of the Digital Systems and Services (Readers’ Services Division) in Trinity College Library, Dublin, where she is a member of the Strategic Management Team. In her role she provides strategic direction for the management, development and discovery of electronic resources, and manages the technical support, maintenance and development of resource discovery tools.  Arlene is responsible for negotiating electronic resource licence agreements with providers and publishers on behalf of the Library, and represents the Library at national consortial (Irish Research eLibrary – IReL) negotiations.  She chairs the IReL Monitoring Group, tasked with monitoring the value, use and impact of the IReL initiative.

Arlene is responsible for developing and implementing the Library's web strategy and has a strategic leadership role in the area of the Library’s digital library developments.  She represents the Library on the UK Legal Deposit Libraries Implementation Group and Technical Group.