Tuesday, 15 April 2014

REMINDER: Microfiche/Microfilm demo (Wed 23rd of April)


Come along to the Microfiche/Microfilm demo in the Microfiche/Microfilm area on Wed 23rd of  April, 2014

Event Description:

30 minute Microfiche/Microfilm demo 

Some features:
Simplified, step-by-step loading
  • On Screen instructions
  • Searchability
  • High-Resolution Images
  • No messing with lenses- on screen control
  • and many more easy to use features

Location:Microform Room - located on the ground floor of the Main Library. Take a right when you enter the library and it's on the right just after the book returns area.

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EBSCO databases training

EBSCO databases training will take place as follows:

Date: 20th May 2014
Venue: Nursing Library PC Suite
Trainer: Chris Watchous, Training & Implementation Specialist, EBSCO

Session 1: 1030-1145
EBSCO databases available at NUI Galway that are relevant to Arts, Social Sciences and Health Sciences e.g. Academic Search Complete, ERIC, CINAHL

Session 2: 1215-1330
EBSCO databases available at NUI Galway that are relevant to Business, Economics, Science and Engineering e.g.,
Business Source Complete, EconLit, Omnifile, GreenFile

The following topics will be addressed in both sessions
- Overview of range of relevant EBSCO databases available to NUI Galway
- How best to search the EBSCO platform etc.
- New features
- Indexes and thesauri
- Cited reference searching
- Subject terms vs thesaurus terms
- Searching across all or selected Ebsco databases
- Time for questions        

To book a place:
- Go to http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/support/training/
- Select the link to Training Events

Monday, 14 April 2014

Update on Blackboard access issue

 
Update as of 16:00 on Monday 14th April 2014:

Student accounts are re-enabled on Blackboard and some students can see their courses.

Our supplier is continuing to process course enrolments and over the next few hours access will be restored for all impacted students.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to users.


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

Special Collections item



Why not take time out from study this week to visit the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building and view Diophantus of Alexandria’s Arithmeticorum libri sex (Toulouse, 1670). Known by many as 'the father of algebra', this is volume six in his Arithmetica series, and it includes the first printed statement of Pierre de Fermat's celebrated last theorem. It was edited by Samuel de Fermat, his son, and our copy bears Samuel’s signature. Our copy also includes the errata leaf which tends to be wanting in many copies.



The James Hardiman Library also holds Pierre de Fermat’s Varia opera mathematica (Toulouse, 1679), which bears the signature of Abigail Barusch Lousada, his C19th biographer.
Both tomes are Jesuit printings.
If you would like to view/ consult either item, please submit an online request or contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Digital National Security Archive - new database now available

Access to the Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) database is now available via http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/.

Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. It includes 41 collections consisting of over 101,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 712,000 total pages. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century. Together, these collections offer unparalleled access to the defining international strategies of our time. Glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs are included.

Access to CIA Family Jewels Indexed is also available via the link to Digital National Security Archive. This is a searchable subject index created by the Digital National Security Archive. This index and its 67 fulltext documents are not integrated into Digital National Security Archive but may be searched and browsed from the link in this database.


 

Updated: Current Access Issue with Blackboard

Update as of 14:15 on Monday 14th April 2014: 

Student accounts are re-enabled on Blackboard and some students can see their courses. 

Our supplier is continuing to process course enrollments and over the next few hours access will be restored for all impacted students. 

We will post our next status update at 16:00. 

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to users. 
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Some users are unable to access the Blackboard system this morning. ISS are working with our supplier to restore normal service as quickly as possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to users.

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

Information Solutions and Services
Tel. 091 495777

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Happy Easter


The Library Staff would like to wish you a Happy Easter.

Opening Hours over Easter :
Monday 14th  - Thursday 17th 08.30-22.00

Friday 18th and Monday 21st  10.00-18.00

Library Closed 
Saturday 19th April - Sunday 20th April (inclusive)
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Friday, 11 April 2014

Capture Your Campus Exhibition

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The Capture Your Campus exhibition launched today in the Library Foyer.  The digital exhibit and the 11 category winners' work will be on display in the Library Foyer till next Thursday.
Do go along, well worth a look ‪#‎studybreak‬




Blackboard Mobile Service is now available

Access to the Blackboard Mobile service was restored at 9am today, April 11th.

It is recommended that users upgrade their Blackboard Mobile App to the latest version available from the relevant App Store.

ISS apologise for the inconvenience caused. 

Best of Luck with Your Exams

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The Library staff would like to wish you the very best of luck with your exams. 


For those of you who doing your finals we wish you every success in the future. 


Just ask at the Library/IT Service Desk if you need help.


Opening Hours over Easter.  


Additonal study spaces are availble