A DRI digital object refers to metadata, and the associated digital asset e.g. an image, a document, an audio file etc. A digital object without assets, i.e. metadata only, is also a valid digital object.
All content on DRI is within a specific collection. A collection is made up of digital objects.
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a persistent identifier for a digital object. A DOI provides an unchanging link to an open, web accessible page; in the case of DRI, the digital object within the repository.
A DRI member is an organisation which has been assessed for ingesting content into the DRI Repository. DRI members ensure that digital objects deposited meet the Repository’s documented standards (including but not limited to those pertaining to licensing, metadata and formats). Members also abide by all DRI agreements (e.g. Organisational Manager Agreement, Deposit Agreements).
To get access to the DRI API, you must first be registered with DRI. You must then apply for an API key by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRI will automatically generate and display citations to the digital objects it holds, these citations will be in the following format: Creator (Publication Date) Title, Publisher, Digital Repository of Ireland [Distibutor], NAME [Depositing Institution]. DOI
When you are viewing an object or collection, you can generate a DRI citation by clicking "Cite" under the "Object Tools" menu in the sidebar.
The DRI utilises "Elastic Storage", which can be expanded as required.
An orphan work is a work protected by copyright, where the rightholder cannot be determined and/or contacted.
A DRI collection is a group of digital objects. A collection may contain different types of objects e.g. images, audio, text, metadata. A collection is an aggregation of digital objects which may be linked by subject, location, ownership, etc.
Metadata is data about data. Usually the metadata of an object describes and explains the related digital or physical asset.
DRI gives access to Ireland's humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data.
The reuse of data discovered on the DRI is dependent on the licence that is assigned to the data. You can get more information on what each type of licence means in the DRI Copyright, Licencing, and Open Access Factsheet
When reusing images on DRI, you must consult the licence metadata that has been applied to the image.
DRI can be used by anyone, including but not limited to, primary and second level pupils, undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators and academic researchers, historians, local interest groups and public researchers with a specific interest in Irish cultural heritage.
You don't have to register to use DRI, however if you sign up and register you can gain access, or apply for access, to more restricted collections.
When searching in DRI, you can filter your search results by using facets. Facets can be found under the "Refine your search" feature. You can facet on: subject (temporal), subjects, places, names, language, mediatype, and collection.
Yes, the Repository can be searched using boolean logic. To do so, you can include the words "AND", "OR", "NOT", and "AND NOT" in your free text query.
DRI uses the Lucene Query Syntax for searching. You can make use of various different types of queries including, keyword matching, wildcard matching, and proximity matching. For more details on how to use these types of queries, please see the Lucene guide .
When you are viewing an object or collection, you can bookmark an object or collection by pressing "Bookmark Object" or "Bookmark Collection" respectively, under the "Object Tools" menu in the sidebar.
You can share openly accessible content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and can also share a URL.
You can ingest any file format into DRI, however not all file formats will be rendered on the Repository website. Please see DRI File Formats Factsheet on the recommended file formats for ingestion into DRI.
You should first evaluate your collection. For help doing this you should look at the DRI Life-Cycle Step 1: Evaluate your Collection.
You should look at the DRI Life-Cycle Step 2: Data Preparation for guidelines on how you can prepare your data for DRI.
The DRI Life-Cycle resources will help you prepare your data for DRI. In addition, DRI offer a range of training sessions, so keep an eye on our events and our Twitter account @dri_ireland for information on upcoming events.
The original creators will retain ownership, copyright, and associated intellectual property rights of all digital objects ingested into DRI.
Yes, you can change your collection-level metadata, and you can also add new objects to your collections.
Yes, you can set restrictions on your data in DRI.
Details of our security procedures are detailed in our Security Policy. This Security Policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure that our security procedures remain robust and comprehensive as the DRI’s technology choices and policies evolve. To request a copy of our Security Policy, please contact email@example.com.
If DRI ceases as a live repository, content will be returned to the owner in the same (or enhanced) quality as it was received.
This is dependent on the type of licence you attach to your data. For more information on licences and copyright, please see our fact sheet on Copyright, Licensing and Open Access.
Once you assign a CC licence to anything, you cannot revoke the licence. However, you can assign a less restrictive CC license, but you cannot become more restrictive. This is in accordance with Creative Commons guidelines.
If PDF surrogates don't generate, or they are not as you expected, at the review stage then check the "File Details" (under "Asset Tools") and make sure the PDF is well formed. If there is a problem with the PDF try opening it in a PDF reader and saving it again. You can then reingest the PDF using the "Replace Master Asset" feature under "File Details" (under "Asset Tools").
Yes, DRI have developed a user hierarchy to facilitate different institutional structures and allow organisations to distribute the work required to deposit data into the DRI repository. There are currently three different administrative users; Organisational Manager, Collection Manager, and Edit User. For more information on permissions attached to each of these users, please see the How To DRI: Understanding Administrative Roles.