The DSN-IE acts as a forum for discussion, harness members’ collective experience and expertise in projects in the digital area. The aims the DSN-IE are to: 

● Provide a forum for knowledge exchange between colleagues working on activities or services in support of digital scholarship from across Ireland, through online events and a dedicated HEAnet list; 

● Build on the existing work to establish the nature and extent of current digital scholarship activities, and the infrastructure and skills required to support those in the future; 

● Identify potential future opportunities for research libraries to support digital scholarship and researchers, drawing inspiration from leading-edge international initiatives; 

● Deliver on an action plan of collective activity, to be delivered through the Network, based on the findings and recommendations of existing reports and surveys. 

The DSN-IE has three working group covering skills, partnership, and strategy.