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About University College Dublin Library

UCD is the largest university in Ireland and one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. In addition to serving a population of approx 37,000 staff and students, UCD Library is also home to three world-class heritage collections: UCD Archives, the National Folklore Collection, and UCD Library Special Collections

The Library delivers a broad suite of research services for the University including research data management, and also hosts and maintains three digital repositories: the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA), Ireland’s leading centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation, and dissemination and national service provider to CESSDAResearch Repository UCD, which provides open access to UCD’s scholarly publications; and UCD Digital Library, a CoreTrustSeal certified repository for digitised cultural heritage data.


University College Dublin Library & RDA

University Librarian, Dr Sandra Collins, has been actively involved since the foundation of the RDA and served as a member of the RDA Council until 2023. Advancing Open Research & Global Digital Scholarship is a key pillar in UCD Library’s strategy, and the Library has engaged with and participated in various RDA events and developments for a number of years in support of this. Organisational membership of the RDA enables UCD Library to be part of a trusted network to benefit our research community, and to leverage and share expertise, solutions and best practice.