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Author Profiles

Ann Byrne is the Digital librarian for Hibernia College. She has nearly 20 years’ experience working in academic libraries and previously held positions in the Tallaght branch of TU Dublin (formerly ITT) and UCD. Ann has particular expertise and interest in the online library environment, information literacy, and academic writing and referencing. Ann is an active member of the HECA Library Group. She holds a primary degree and two post-graduate degrees from UCD, including her library and information studies qualification. As well as being a librarian, Ann is also a qualified and accreditation psychotherapist with primary and post-graduate qualifications from IICP.

Tiernan O' Sullivan is the Research Librarian at Dublin Business School. He is responsible for eSource, the college's institutional repository. His role involves information literacy training, research support, and reference services for students and faculty at the college. He is a managing editor of the DBS Business Review and Vice Chair of the DBS Research Committee.

Debora Zorzi is College Librarian at CCT College Dublin. She is responsible for the strategic development and operational management of the College's Library Service. Debora has many years’ experience as a librarian having previously worked as Reader Services Manager at DBS Library. She is Secretary of the CCT Academic Integrity Committee and a member of the CCT Quality Enhancement Committee. She represents the Library on the CCT Academic Council.Debora is a graduate of the MSc in Information and Library Management at Dublin Business School.

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The HECA Research Conference

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Conference Presentation

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This presentation was delivered by the HECA Research Group as part of the first HECA Research Conference that took place in November 2022.

The HECA Research Group is comprised of Ann Byrne from Hibernia College, Tiernan O' Sullivan from Dublin Business School and Debora Zorzi from CCT College in collaboration with Dimphne Ni Bhraonain from Griffith College.

The presentation covers a range of topics related to institutional repositories, including setting up and maintaining a repository, copyright issues and the future of repositories.

Institutional repositories:The HECA experience