Research

What We Do

We identify opportunities to improve research enablements and partnerships in areas such as open access, open science, scholarly communications, research data management, research impact, digital repositories, digitisation and digital preservation, metadata, common infrastructures, digital scholarship, skills and competencies development etc.

We support CONUL’s strategic objectives through the identification of collaborative projects and funding opportunities related to research, scholarly communications and digital collections and scholarship; and to coordinate and manage projects, in conjunction with others, where appropriate.

We monitor and maintain a watching brief of key organisations and developments in research, scholarly communications and digital collections policy and advise the CONUL Board in a timely manner of policy initiatives relevant to members.

We connect, liaise, nationally and internationally to ensure that CONUL maintains a national and international presence in the research, scholarly communications and digital collections and digital scholarship communities.

 

Our Activities

We offer assistance, guidance and support to those working in research, scholarly communications and digital collections in CONUL Libraries.

We organize training for those working in research, scholarly communications and digital collections in CONUL Libraries.

We have convened and lead the Digital Scholarship Network Ireland.

Who We Are

Chair: Arlene Healy (TCD)

Deputy Chair: Vacant

Secretary: Brendan Devlin (TU Dublin)  

Communications Officer: Ciarán Quinn (MU)     

Deputy Comms Officer/Chair of Digital Collections sub-group .: Cillian Joy (NUIG)

Chair of RDM sub-group: Aoife Coffey (UCC)     

Chair of Scholarly Communications sub-group: Vacant

Mick Carragher (UU)
Michelle Dalton (UCD)
Gráinne McCabe (RCSI)
Eoin Kilfeather (NLI)
Fran Callaghan (DCU)
Ashling Hayes (UL)

Member Spotlight

DCU Library

Dublin City University is a young and vibrant University known as Ireland’s ‘University of Enterprise and Transformation’. The Library enables and empowers the University to achieve its research teaching and learning ambition through the development of innovative services, diverse spaces and the provision of deep and rich collections.
 
The Library pursues a strategy of active engagement with its local communities through a diverse programme of activities. DCU Library is a single service based on three campuses with Woodlock Hall and the landmark Cregan and O’Reilly library buildings.