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A Future for Digital Records in Local Authority Services

Friday, October 12, 2018
Royal Irish Academy


The Digital Repository of Ireland and Limerick City and County Council invite you to 'A Future for Digital Records in Local Authority Services' a day-long symposium on digital records and local authorities in Ireland.

The aim of the event is to establish the concrete steps needed at a regional and/or national level to coordinate efforts to secure the long term stewardship of local authorities’ digital records.

Speakers include local authority records managers, digital archivists, information specialists, and stakeholders in digital preservation who will talk about the approach they have taken to digital recordkeeping; preservation; access and meeting the digital demands of the current working environment.

The event will include an interactive session where stakeholders can discuss and collectively produce a series of considerations and actions for building a coordinated approach. No preparation is necessary!

Register to attend here.


You may be interested in this symposium if you work in records management, digital archiving, or digital preservation. In particular, the event targets:

  • Heads of Information Systems and Digital Strategies

  • Managers responsible for digital development

  • Archivists and Records Management Specialists

  • Repository Managers

  • Digital Preservation specialists

  • Information specialists, particularly staff with responsibility for electronic storage

Timetable (subject to change)

10:00am-10:30am: Registration and Coffee

10:30am-12:00pm Panel: Digital Cities: Building the Records Foundation for the Future

Chair: Clare Lanigan, Education & Outreach Manager, Digital Repository of Ireland

  • Jacqui Hayes, Archivist and Records Manager, Limerick City and County Council (LCCC)

  • Jim Dore, Head of Information Systems, LCCC

  • Mihai Bilauca, Head of Digital Strategy, LCCC

12:00pm- 12:30pm: Digital Preservation at Scale, Dr. Natalie Harrower, Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland.

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch (provided)

1:30pm-3:00pm:Panel: Going with the Flow: Digital Preservation in Diverse Circumstances

Chair: Joanne Rothwell, Waterford City and County Council

  • John McDonough (Director, National Archives of Ireland)

  • Anja Mahler (Digital Archivist, DRI) 

  • Hugh Campbell Head of Digital Preservation, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

3:00pm-3:30pm Coffee

3:30pm-5:00pmPlenary workshop: Coordinating our collective future

Facilitators: Natalie Harrower, Jacqui Hayes