Repository Network Ireland is a group for repository managers, librarians and information professionals in Ireland.

Aims of the RNI:
  • Improve communication
  • Share information (knowledge, skills, learning) between repository managers
  • Develop technical skills
  • Run regular workshops

News Items:25/10/2016
To celebrate Open Access Week 2016, Repository Network Ireland and Digital Repository of Ireland will co-host a Teach-meet event at RIA. The themes are Repository Metrics and Repository Interoperability. This is a free event but registration is neccessary so we know how many people will attend. We will have a number of short presentations from people working in Repositories and time for questions and discussions. The aim is to share information and skills. Anyone working on, or interested in, repositories is welcome to attend.
Oh, we all love cakes, so if you can bake, we'd love you to bring some cakes along (entirely optional)!
Please register here:


RNI Teachmeet event during Open Access Week 2016.

"Open in Action Teachmeet"

Date: Friday 28th October.

Venue: Royal Irish Academy

Time: 10am -1pm

Confirmed Speakers:

"DRI Interfaces and Interoperability"
Stuart Kenny , Software Engineer, Digital Repository of Ireland
"Usage statistics and Open Access repositories: state of the art in 10 minutes or less"
- Joseph Greene, Assistant Librarian, Research Services, Library, University College Dublin
"An upload a day keeps HEFCE away: Open Access at Queen’s University Belfast"
- Eimear Evans, Institutional Repository Officer at Queen's University Belfast
"Altmetrics what they measure"
Jane Burns, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
"The embedded repository"
Ashling Hayes, TARA Content Manager, Research Information Systems, The Library of Trinity College Dublin
"Rewarding and recognising open access research: a healthy initiative"
Aoife Lawton, Lenus the Irish Health Repository Manager & RNI co-founder, Dr. Steevens' Library, Health Service Executive.

To add your name to the list, please read below:

Call for Lightning Presentations (10 minutes or less) addressing the following themes:

(1) Repository Metrics – including
a. implementing Google Analytics/ statistical packages/ Altmetrics
b. What the metrics are used for and why

(2) Interoperability
a. Of repositories with other institutional systems
b. of repositories with workflows
c. or repositories with ORCID

Please email us at if you are interesting in sharing your knowledge & giving a talk/presentation.


OR2016 comes to Dublin.

RNI are delighted to have a poster accepted for Open Repositories 2016. Come and meet the team on Tuesday, June 14th 2016.


Open Access - Let's Talk about Data, Developments and Collaboration- Event held during International Open Access Week 2015

Presentations now available

April 2015

FOSTER Open Access and Data Management training event held in UCC April 14-15 2015.

Presentations now available.

Get in Touch

The RNI team are:

Aoife Lawton

Maire Caffrey

Stephanie Ronan
Contact any one of us for more information or to register.