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Kathryn Cassidy

Kathryn Cassidy

Software Engineer

Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing


BSc (Hons) in Information Technology, PhD in Computer Science

DRI Role

Software Engineer

Research Interests

Digital Preservation, Preservation Workflows, Education, eLearning, 3D, Crowd-sourcing and participatory heritage, Preserving Community Archives




Dr. Kathryn Cassidy is a member of the technical team at the Digital Repository of Ireland based in the Research IT group in Trinity College Dublin. She holds a PhD on the topic of eLearning for Grid Computing from Trinity College Dublin. Kathryn has over 20 years experience in the IT sector and has held a variety of roles including Software Developer, Project Manager, Supervisor and Education and Outreach Officer within industry and academic organisations. She has previously participated in several research projects within TCD including the EGEE, ICEAGE, EMI and StratusLab FP7 projects.

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Expert/Advisory Roles

  • National Open Research Forum (NORF) Working Group on infrastructures for access to and preservation of research (2020-)
  • Trinity College Dublin (TCD) University Records Digital Preservation Working Group (2021-)
  • Trintiy College Dublin (TCD)  Digital Humanities Preservation Working Group (2021-)

Conference Committees

  • Steering Committee, Open Repositories (2019-)
  • Program Committee Co-Chair, Open Repositories (2022)
  • Programme Committee, International Digital Curation Conference (2020)
  • Programme Committee, Open Repositories (2019)
  • Programme Committee, International Summer School on Grid Computing (2007 & 2008)
  • Programme Committee, Joint European DCI Summer School (2011)

Current Projects

  • PI for Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th project (2019-)
  • PI for Trinity College Dublin's participation in the EnrichEuropeana+ project (2020-)

Other Activities

  • PI for Trinity College Dublin's participation in the Europeana Common Culture project (2019-2020)
  • Member of the Europeana Network Association (2019-)
  • DRI Representative on the Europeana Aggregators' Forum (2019-)
  • Member of the 3D Content in Europeana Task Force (2019-2020)
  • Lecturer Programming for Digital Media MSc course (2016-2019)
  • Secretary of the Open Grid Forum Education and Training Community Group (2006-2010)
  • Recipient of OGF Student Scholar grant to attend GGF17 2006
Selected Publications

Bahareh Heravi, Kathryn Cassidy, Edie Davis & Natalie Harrower (2021) Preserving Data Journalism: A Systematic Literature Review, Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2021.1903972

Digital Repository of Ireland. Building the Digital Repository of Ireland Infrastructure, Digital Repository of Ireland [Distributor], Digital Repository of Ireland [Depositing Institution],

Boon Low, Kathryn Cassidy, David Fergusson, Malcolm Atkinson, Elizabeth Vander Meer, and Mags McGeever. "Distributed Computing Education, Part 5: Coming to Terms with Intellectual Property Rights". IEEE Distributed Systems Online, 9(12), December 2008..