Rebecca Grant is the Digital Repository of Ireland’s Digital Archivist, based at the Royal Irish Academy. Rebecca is a professional archivist with a background in the humanities, and she has worked at organisations including NCAD’s Visual Resources Centre and the IFI Irish Film Archive.
At DRI Rebecca contributes to policy development for the Repository, covering areas including copyright, rights management and licensing of digital content; data citation and persistent identifiers; standardised metadata generation, content description and the implementation of controlled vocabularies; and the application of Linked Data technologies to humanities and social science collections. She also works with external partners to deliver leveraged projects, including the National Library of Ireland, INSIGHT@ NUI Galway, Radio Teilifis Eireann, the University of Limerick, Dublin City University and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of the Irish Government.
Rebecca is Chair of the Irish Archives Resource Steering Committee, a committee member of the Archives and Records Association and the Council of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, and a member of the Public Bodies Working Group and Cultural Heritage Working Group.