Thursday, 23 October 2014

Open Access Research Award

The HSE Open Access Research Advisory Group have announced a new Open Access Research Award.
The research must address a specific health problem. Areas of inquiry can draw on expertise from anywhere across the spectrum, from the medical, nursing, health and social care disciplines to management. Its ultimate aim should be to fuel significant progress and/or a fundamental change in our collective understanding of an important issue.



Categories include:
  • Mental Health
  • Acute Hospitals
  • Primary Care
  • Social Care
  • Health and Well Being
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • National Cancer Control Programme
  • National Clinical Programmes

The proposal must meet the following minimum requirements:
Identify a principal investigator
Approach a topic of local or national significance
Identify a health service improvement as a result of the research
The output must be published in a peer-reviewed journal and openly accessible. Major dissertations which are openly accessible are also eligible. The authors must agree to deposit the research in Lenus the Irish health repository.
The research must have been published in the past 24 months.
Deadlines for entry
The 'Nomination for open access health research award' form is available at www.lenus.ie Applicants should submit their form online by 5pm 28th November 2014. 

Special Collections Lunchtime Lectures Series

The second lecture in our Special Collections Lunchtime Lectures Series is fast approaching, and this month we focus on 'the book'. On Wednesday Nov. 5th, Dr. Justin Tonra of the English Dept. will visit the bad books in our special collections. Some fine examples will be on display during the lecture.

This lecture forms part of a series of seven lectures to be hosted by Special Collections at the James Hardiman Library throughout 2014-2015, each focusing on a different topic. Spotlight exhibitions will accompany each topic.

This is a free event, held at 1pm in Room G011 on the ground floor of the Hardiman Building. All are welcome.



Announcing Symposium on Archives, Human Rights, Activism and Memorialisation



28th November 2014, NUI Galway

The family of the late Professor Kevin Boyle, co-founder of the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), has kindly deposited the Kevin Boyle archive at the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. This important archive has much to say about the pursuit of human rights in Ireland, the UK and internationally. The Archive will be launched at a series of events at NUI Galway on the 28th November 2014. A day-long symposium, organised by the ICHR and the School of Law, will bring together leading human rights scholars and activists to address the theme “The Human Rights Scholar-Activist or Activist-Scholar" and will also explore issues of human rights, archives and memorialisation. The keynote speaker is Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Committee.

Panel speakers include:
Brice Dickson
Michael Farrell
Tom Hadden
Françoise Hampson
Barry Houlihan
Bernadette McAliskey
Marie McGonagle
Tarlach McGonagle
Donncha O’Connell
Pól O’Dochartaigh
Michael O’Flaherty
Louis Boyle
All are welcome.

Following the Symposium, the Archive of the late Professor Boyle, catalogued and available at the Hardiman Library at NUI Galway, will be officially launched by Máire Whelan, S.C., Attorney General.


For further information:  humanrights@nuigalway.ie

To register for Symposium:  www.conference.ie 

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