It has recently come to our intention that the Digital Repository of Ireland believe that digital heritage is at risk of destruction and loss if action is not taken for the preservation of Irelands Archives. Digital decay is the gradual decay of digital content - lost data that cannot be accessed because computers no longer understand the legacy formats. The solution is digital preservation in lay mans terms this includes active ongoing data management, including changing formats, standards, and software.
Ireland's Archives are digitising their archival collections in an effort to make them available to a wider audience.The DRI are seeking expressions of interest from Irelands Archive's for the Decade of Centenaries Digital Preservation Award.
The full circular along with the eligibity criteria and the application form can be found here.