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South Dublin Libraries Archival Repository FAQ

We are always happy to receive submissions of photos, documents, publications, images etc. pertaining to the South Dublin County area.


Why should I submit to Source?

Having your items available on Source ensures its preservation for future generations. If you are an author or engaged in academia, you may be cited more in research or published work.


What do I need to know before I submit?

Please ensure that your work is cleared for copyright with regard to any citations, references, images or work that has been previously published. If in doubt, please contact staff of the Local Studies section at the County Library, Tallaght on localstudies@sdublincoco.ie or (01) 4620073.


I have several items for submission

If your item is part of a series or collection, please consider submitting each part. If the metadata is the same for each part, it is possible to submit multiple items together.


What sort of material can be submitted?

Material in the following formats may be submitted:

Pdf, Doc, Mp3, Jpeg, Tiff, Wav, Etc, Wmv - windows media video, Ppt, Png, Bmp, Raw, Aiff (uncompressed audio).


How do I submit material?

You need to register with Source to submit material. Click here to register. Once registered, you will be authorised to upload items.

The online submission process will then take you through each step and provide drop down menus where applicable so that you may accurately catalogue your item for inclusion.

If you have any problems, just contact staff of the Local Studies section at the County Library, Tallaght on localstudies@sdublincoco.ie or (01) 4620073.


What is metadata?

Metadata is a way of using information to accurately describe an item being submitted. Metadata uses descriptive metadata tags and the more tags used when submitting an item the more accurate any search will be, and the greater the chance of finding items in the collection.


When will my submission be available on Source

Submissions will be validated and approved by library staff before being available and searchable via Source.