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Eighth Amendment activism memorabilia to be digitised and archived

Unique opportunity for Eighth Amendment activism memorabilia to be digitised and archived

The Digital Repository of Ireland is inviting applications for a Public Collection Day on 10 March 2023, where ordinary people’s memorabilia of activism around the Eighth Amendment and similar topics will be digitised and archived for the future.

Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH), a project of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), in partnership with Archives Ireland and Informa, are inviting applications for their Public Collection Day in Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse St, Dublin, on 10 March 2023.

This event is part of the public outreach aspect of ARH, which intends to digitise a cross-section of personal memorabilia relating to the history of the Eighth Amendment, and of reproductive health in Ireland more generally, over the last few decades.

You may have a box at home where you keep memorabilia relating to significant events in your life and the history of Ireland. These physical copies are safe, but if digital versions are created, then they can be shared much more widely.

You may also have personal collections of digital photos or short videos that tell part of the story of the Eighth Amendment or related issues that you would like to donate to an archive. This is where the ARH Public Collection Day comes in.

Applications are sought from members of the public to take part in this one-day event in Dublin on 10 March 2023. At the event, the successful applicants will bring a small cross-section of material which will be digitised on-site by expert staff from Archives Ireland and Informa, or transferred to DRI’s servers using secure file transfer.

Applications are open to everyone. For more information, and links to the application form, please visit https://dri.ie/news.