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Empowering Irish Research and Researchers – ACERR as Digital Transformation in Action

Murpha, Orla

This presentation by Orla Murphy was part of the session "Introducing the Arts and Culture in Education Research Repository" at the Open Scholarship Week 2020 organised by NUI Galway. It can be viewed at

The introduction to the recently launched Arts and Culture in Education Research Repository (ACERR) is geared towards existing and potential digital collections researchers or curators who may be interested in depositing those collections into the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI).

Although developed for ACERR it is open to all who may be interested in depositing their work with a national platform and storing their digital collections video, audio as well as datasets and text. Groups who may be interested include researchers, academics, librarians and archivists.

Orla Murphy is Head of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. She is a board member of the DRI and particularly interested in building Irish Research Infrastructures. At present she is:

  • National Coordinator of DARIAH-IE; the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.
  • Irish National Representative on the Scientific Committee of CoST-EU; Co-operation in Science and Technology.
  • Irish National Representative on the SCI SWG Social and Cultural Innovation Special Working Group of ESFRI the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures.

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