Dr Sandra Collins
Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs and digital media. Sandra is originally a mathematician and has worked in digital innovation and cultural heritage over 20 years in the public and private sectors. She was previously the founding Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland in the Royal Irish Academy and a Scientific Programme Manager in Science Foundation Ireland. She is a member of the Council of the Research Data Alliance, the Irish Government's Open Data Governance Board, the Irish National Open Research Forum, the Consortium of National and University Libraries, and the Irish Government’s Expert Advisory Group for Commemorations. She has served on a number of European Commission Expert Advisory Groups including Research Infrastructures and FAIR data, and is a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission and a Trustee of the Chester Beatty Library.