Saturday, 28 March 2015

Library systems back in action ahead of schedule!

The scheduled maintenance work on the Library servers was completed ahead of schedule and all library systems are back working again.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our users.


The Infrastructure Renewal Programme is being undertaken by ISS throughout March and April 2015 to replace our main computing and storage infrastructure. Almost all services will be impacted during this time period. ISS will issue bulletins in advance of any scheduled outages. More information on the IRP is available at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/information-solutions-services/aboutus/news/

If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).

Friday, 27 March 2015

Performance by the ConTempo String Quartet

Galway Ensemble-in-Residence will perform in the Library Foyer on Tuesday, 31 March at 1.00pm.
The Programme will include string quartets by Joseph Haydn and White Man Sleeps by South African composer, Kevin Volans.
All Welcome!

The AWC will be closed 30 March -13 April

The Academic Writing Centre will be open on Friday, 27 March (11-1).
It will be closed for the Easter break, and re-open on 13 April.
Queries: irina.ruppo@nuigalway.ie

Happy Holidays

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Last chance to see

Our look at works from a selection of the collectors of Irish music ends on March 31st, so this is your last chance to see An cruitire by Owen Lloyd (Eoghan Laoide). Born in Kilkee, Co. Clare, Owen Lloyd (c1854-1929) began his study of the Irish harp at an early age. He went on to influence not only Irish harp design but also the teaching, transmission, performance and publication of Irish harp music. In tandem with this grew a passion for the Irish language, with Laoide becoming an habitual performer at Oireachtas events.


 If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Library Services Unavailable from 19:00 Friday, March 27th to 13:00 Saturday, March 28th

Wednesday, 25th of March, 2015


The following services will be unavailable from 19:00 on Friday, March 27th to 13:00 Saturday, March 28th to facilitate its migration under the Infrastructure Renewal Programme (IRP):

� Library catalogue including search option
� Library website including search option
� Library users accounts
� Real-time information regarding items on loan or their availability
� Self-check facility for borrowing of items
� Booking of Group study rooms
� Placing of Hold requests
� Online book renewal
� Online fines payment facilities
� High Use Books machine
� Access to electronic journals and databases

The Infrastructure Renewal Programme is being undertaken by ISS throughout March and April 2015 to replace our main computing and storage infrastructure. Almost all services will be impacted during this time period. ISS will issue bulletins in advance of any scheduled outages. More information on the IRP is available at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/information-solutions-services/aboutus/news/

If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Find journal articles for your essays/assignments - 2000-2100, Thursday 26 March

Find journal articles for your essays/assignments training session

2000-2100, Thursday 26 March 2015

Venue: Library Training Room (ground floor, James Hardiman Library)

This training session will cover:
*How to search for peer-reviewed journal articles using 'Including Articles'
*Searching the following library databases to find journal articles for your topic:
-JSTOR
-Project Muse
-Academic Search Complete and cross-searching Ebsco databases

This session will be particularly relevant for Arts UGs but all students are welcome to attend.

To book a place click here.

Presenter: Niamh Walsh, Subject Librarian, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Music of the west of Ireland

Born in London to a Limerick father and a Welsh mother, Eileen Costello (1870-1962) had a deep interest in Irish language and culture which lead to links with the Irish Literary Society, the Irish Texts Society and the London branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. Following a visit to the west of Ireland in 1902, she began to collect music from the area in earnest, an initiative which resulted in Amhráin mhuighe seóla : traditional folk-songs from Galway and Mayo.
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Finding Information For Your Assignments And Essays - Training tonight 25 March 19:30

 Topics covered will be:
  • Finding books and journals
  • Understanding your Reading List
  • Searching for information by topic
  • General database searching using JSTOR, ScienceDirect and Nexis

Venue: James Hardiman Library Training Room
Date: Wednesday 25 March 2015

Time: 19:30
Duration: 1 hour

Feel free to drop in or register here


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

StudySmart Tutorials


 
Students may be interested in the following:

StudySmart
3 short free tutorials on how best to use Office for College

Date: Monday 30th March 1-2pm
Venue: AC204
Session: 
Take our Word:
Everything you need to create the ultimate assignment & thesis document
Date: Monday 30th March 2-3pm
Venue: AC204
Session:
Pimp my Slides:
The ultimate presentation masterclass in 50 minutes
Date: Monday 30th March 3-4pm
Venue: AC204
Session:
Spreadcheating:
Everything you need to know about Excel, all in one short, free tutorial!
Register Now on http://campus.ie/studysmart/tips/msword

This week in Special Collections

We are focusing on the collectors of Irish music and song during the month of March, and on display this week are works from Joseph Cooper Walker (-1810) and Thomas Crofton Croker (1798-1854). Walker’s Historical memoirs of the Irish bards can be viewed as one of the first attempts to trace Irish poetry and music from its origins to the present day, i.e.: 1786, a mighty endeavour for the young academic. It also provides the first comprehensive account of Turlough Carolan (1670-1738). 


Croker’s Historical songs of Ireland contains pieces from both the Catholic and Protestant sides of the revolutionary struggles of the C17th.
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.