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NLI joins Digital Repository of Ireland

The Digital Repository of Ireland is delighted to announce the National Library of Ireland (NLI) as a new member!

The NLI collects, preserves  and makes accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland. The NLI’s current digitisation programme started in 2010 and includes photographs, prints, drawings, ephemera, manuscripts, maps and music.

NLI collections can already be found in DRI as part of the Inspiring Ireland and Inspiring Ireland 1916 exhibitions, where digital material relating to Ireland’s cultural heritage was ingested into DRI and displayed on the Inspiring Ireland exhibition platform.

Commenting on the news, NLI Director Dr Sandra Collins said:

“The National Library of Ireland is delighted to start our membership of the DRI. We can achieve more working together and we look forward to working with the DRI and its members to ensure the long term digital preservations of Ireland’s cultural heritage.”

DRI Director Dr Natalie Harrower said:

““The National Library of Ireland is a national treasure, and we are delighted to welcome them as members. We have a strong and fruitful history of partnership with the NLI, and have worked with them on many projects, events, initiatives and international networks since the early days of DRI. As one of our first depositors and an early supporter, we look forward to continued collaborations."

Find out more about NLI collections at



About DRI Membership


DRI Membership is open to institutions, organisations and digital archives that hold humanities/or social sciences data. Members can join at Full or Associate levels, with accompanying benefits including long-term digital preservation of collections, access to a community hub providing support for best practices in data management and priority access to DRI training and events. To find out more, visit