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Institute of Art, Design and Technology launches a Figshare institutional repository to share, showcase and manage creative and scholarly outputs

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IADT launches Figshare institutional repository


Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is launching a new Figshare-powered institutional repository to share its creative research outputs.

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Figshare, a leading provider of institutional repository infrastructure that supports open research, is pleased to announce that Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is launching a new Figshare-powered institutional repository to share its creative research outputs. 

Using Figshare, IADT will be able to effectively share and showcase its abundance of arts-focused research outputs, increasing the discoverability of the research and ensuring researchers receive credit for all of their work. 

IADT will benefit from Figshare’s support for over 1200 different file types and unique in-browser preview capabilities, which will enable them to showcase their non-traditional research outputs while maintaining best practices for FAIR and open research sharing. 

Jane Buggle, Institute Librarian at IADT, said: “We selected Figshare as our institutional repository because we felt it was the ideal platform to showcase the full range of IADT’s creative and scholarly outputs. Our staff and students are engaged on projects as diverse as film, design, creative computing, sound engineering, model making, arts and humanities. Figshare enables us to showcase this diversity on a fully accessible and searchable platform with an attractive interface.

“IADT has a range of archives and special collections which will each have a discreet landing page within our Figshare instance. We are at an early stage of our implementation but already colleagues across the Institution are seeing the opportunities that Figshare offers in terms of research, teaching and learning. It’s an exciting time for the Institute!”

Figshare Founder and Digital Science’s VP Open Research, Mark Hahnel, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with IADT on a Figshare repository for their creative research outputs. It’s exciting to see another leading arts-focused institution join the Figshare community and commit resources to the sharing, showcasing and management of creative outputs, an area of growing importance in open research.”

You can discover IADT’s new Figshare-powered repository illustro here


About Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT)

IADT is unique. Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, when you visit IADT you’ll discover a campus alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.

Programmes in both the Faculty of Film, Art + Creative Technologies and the Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities are unique in that they combine practical, transferable skills with academic learning. And because we believe in being active in research and practice, our students get to work with fantastic staff, many of whom are internationally acclaimed in their fields. Our fresh, modern campus in Dún Laoghaire is currently home to over 2500 students and staff.

About Figshare

Figshare is a repository solution for institutions. Its infrastructure and global community provide institutions with a platform for their researchers to share and preserve their research outputs – including large datasets – in a findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) way. Complete with altmetrics and citation data, researchers get credit for all their outputs. Figshare is part of Digital Science. Visit  and follow @figshare on X or LinkedIn.

About Digital Science

Digital Science is an AI-focused technology company providing innovative solutions to complex challenges faced by researchers, universities, funders, industry and publishers. We work in partnership to advance global research for the benefit of society. Through our brands – Altmetric, Dimensions, Figshare, ReadCube, Symplectic, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Overleaf, Writefull, OntoChem, Scismic and metaphacts – we believe when we solve problems together, we drive progress for all. Visit and follow @digitalsci on X or on LinkedIn.


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