Launch of RIAN – Ireland’s Open Access Research Portal

 

RIAN harvests content from Open Access institutional repositories in all seven Irish universities and the DIT. For the first time, Irish research will be made freely available on a worldwide scale.

RIAN is the outcome of a project which was managed by the IUA Librarians’ Group, supported by the IUA, and funded through the Strategic Innovation Fund.

Pictured at the launch l-r: Professor Brian Norton DIT, Martin Curley, Director Intel Labs Europe, Mary Coughlan T.D., Tanaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Professor Tom Collins President of NUI Maynooth.

Press Release – RIAN.ie – Putting Irish Research on the Map

Date:  Wednesday 20th October 2010

Venue: Convention Centre Dublin – Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Room:  2nd floor EcoCem Room and Wicklow Meeting Room 1


Programme

2.10pm:            Opening Address – Tanaiste & Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan T.D

2.25pm:            Keynote speech – Martin Curley, Director Intel Labs Europe

3.00pm:            Paul Sheehan, Director of Library Services at DCU introduces the RIAN Portal

3.10pm:            Delegates move to the adjoining room for demos & Refreshments

Tom Boland CEO HEA, Paul Sheehan Director of Library Services DCU, Prof Brian Norton President DIT, Martin Curley, Director Intel Labs Europe, Tanaiste & Minister for Education and Skills Mary Coughlan, Prof Tom Collins, President NUI Maynooth, Ned Costello CEO IUA and Patrick Cunningham, Chief Scientific Advisor.