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Developing Access to Digital Archaeology Data Resources in Ireland

Anthony Corns, John O'Keeffe and Rónán Swan

Cite this as: Corns, A., O'Keeffe, J. and Swan, R. 2023 Developing Access to Digital Archaeology Data Resources in Ireland, Internet Archaeology 63.


The creation of a trusted digital archive in Ireland with the establishment of the Digital Repository of Ireland provides the opportunity to archive, manage and facilitate open access to archaeological and historic environment digital data. This overview explores the present situation in Ireland and describes the current responsibilities of several of the state bodies and organisations in Ireland and their response to providing open data. Examples are given within the geospatial domain, where more progress has been achieved, and the initiatives of Transport Infrastructure Ireland in opening up their resources are examined. Finally, with the advent of new government policy and potential legislation, future possibilities are highlighted.

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  • Keywords: archaeology, Ireland, digital archiving, open data, policy
  • Accepted: 1 Nov 2022. Published: 21 Aug 2023
  • Funding: This article was funded by SEADDA as part of COST Action 18128, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union
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Corresponding author: Anthony CornsORCID logo
The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland

John O'KeeffeORCID logo
The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland

Rónán SwanORCID logo
Transport Infrastructure Ireland

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