The National Library of Ireland holds extensive and growing digital collections, both those generated through the library’s long standing digitisation programme and also born digital collections with web archives dating from 2007 to the present day. Through its Born Digital Pilot Project the library is also now acquiring unique born-digital collections as part of our holdings.
There is currently an estimated 60TB of web archive collection data and 65TB of digitised images in the library’s holdings. Unlike the physical collections, there is no one with responsibility and expert skills specifically dedicated to the preservation of these national collections in digital form. The library requires a Digital Preservation Manager with this responsibility in order to safeguard these collections and ensure their sustainability so that they may continue to be accessible in 5, 15 and 50 years time, and we as a national library can continue to provide access our national documentary and intellectual heritage.
Last updated: Monday, April 6, 2020 22:33 UTC