Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Website maintenance notification - Emerald Insight


There will be maintenance taking place on Emerald's research platform, Emerald Insight, on Friday 24 October 2014, between 23:00 GMT and 03:00. 

During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. If you access the website during this time you will receive a 'connection timeout', or similar message, within your browser. 

Please note that this may also affect some functionality on emeraldgrouppublishing.com.



Monday, 20 October 2014

Astronomy in the Special Collections



Our October spotlight exhibition continues in the Reading Room, with a look David Gregory’s Astronomiæ physicæ & geometricæ elementa (Geneva : M.M. Bousquet & Co., 1726). First published in Oxford in 1702 after the author (1659-1708) took his doctorate there, it proved to be a popular treatise on ‘the writings of the illustrious Sir Isaac Newton’. Its preface includes a history of astronomy.

Plate V from: Astronomiæ physicæ & geometricæ elementa.

You can also view the spotlight exhibition in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of October.
If you would like to view this item, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

FAME database for UK and Irish financial company information



 

 

The FAME database provides information on Irish and UK companies. It includes a range of financial data (e.g., profit and loss account, 63 balance sheet items, cash flow and ratios, credit score and rating, security and price information, names of bankers, auditors, previous auditors etc.,).

Jonathan Cluny from Bureau van Dijk (FAME provider) will give training on it on Wednesday, 29th October in the Nursing & Midwifery PC Suite in the Library. Each session will last for an hour and will take place at the following times:

1100-1200
1200-1300


You can register to attend one of the sessions by going to
http://www.eventbrite.ie/o/james-hardiman-library-378278543

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Do you need help finding the books and articles on your reading list?


We can help !

Drop into one of our sessions ‘Understanding your reading list’ 
Oct 20th-24th  at 11am daily in the Library Training Room

We will show you how to find the books and articles that you need for your course. 

Just drop in, 11am, no need to book
Bring along your Reading List.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Library catalogue enhancements - Training session Monday 20 October 7.30 pm


There will be a training session giving an overview of  recent improvements to the library catalogue  at 7.30pm on Monday 20 October in the Library Training Room, James Hardiman Library. No need to book - just come along or see this link meantime 


https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1556615280724848947#editor/target=post;postID=6468398095513949748;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=20;src=postname

for more details of enhanced features.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Astronomy in the Special Collections



Our October spotlight exhibition continues in the Reading Room, with a look this week at Sir John F. W. Herschel (1792-1871) and his Treatise on astronomy (London : Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1851). A tireless and esteemed exponent of the science, Herschel served as the foreign secretary of the Astronomical Society from 1820-1827, and later as its president. He was awarded the Lalande prize by the French Academy of Sciences and a gold medal by the Astronomical Society for his pioneering work in collaboration with James South (1785-1867) in the field of double stars. His output included the recording of double and multiple stars and nebulae in the northern and southern skies. His observations of Halley’s Comet during his time in South Africa provided valuable insight into the dynamics of the object. This Treatise was for a time deemed the authoritative text in the field of astronomical science.
You can also view the spotlight exhibition in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of October.
If you would like to view this item, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Intermittent problem with access to e-books

For the last few days there has been a problem with Dawson's website which has caused intermittent issues with accessing e-books through the website. It is particularly bad during peak times.

They are currently working on resolving the issue but do not expect it to be resolved before Friday 17th October.

Regards

James Hardiman Library

Monday, 13 October 2014

Business Research Resources in the Library


Business Research Resources in the Library



 


If you would like to learn how to find and use Business Research Resources in the Library come to a training session on Tuesday, 14th October from 7.30pm - 8.30pm in the Library Training Room, James Hardiman Library.

 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Phishing - Don't be a victim!!



What is Phishing?

Phishing is an attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as username, password and banking details, by masquerading as a trustworthy organisation or individual in an email message. 


IMPORTANT

You should never respond to an unsolicited email requesting personal information. 

How can I protect against phishing messages?

Be suspicious of any email with requests for personal information.
Note specifically that Information Solutions and Services or the Library will never send an email asking you to provide us with your password by email. 

If you receive a fraudulent email:
  1. Do NOT click any links
  2. Do NOT open any attachments
  3. Do NOT enter any personal details on the fraudulent email or website
  4. Report the ’phishing’ email to the Service Desk
  5. Delete the email.
What if I responded and gave my username and password? You should change your email password immediately.  Report the ’phishing’ email to the Service Desk
As your account was compromised you will start to receive a large amount of SPAM emails.  Do not open/reply to any of these emails.  Delete these emails.

Business Research Resources in the Library




Business Research Resources in the Library
 
 
 

If you would like to learn how to find and use Business Research Resources in the Library come to a training session on Tuesday, 14th October from 7.30pm - 8.30pm in the Library Training Room, James Hardiman Library.