Thursday, 31 July 2014

Scheduled Downtime for the Student Records Service (Quercus), Careers & Placement, Academic Web Services and Campus Account Self Service (CASS)

On Thursday, July 31st from 16:00 to 20:00, the following services will be unavailable:  
·         Student Records (Quercus) 
·         Careers & Placement (Student Placement Self Service & Student Placement  Administration) 
·         Exam Processing Services (Academic Web Services for Staff and Students) including access to exam timetables, exam results, past exam papers and PAC 
·         Campus Account Self Service (CASS) 
This downtime is to facilitate a database upgrade. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 eMail servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).
 

 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Scheduled Downtime: Academic Web Services, Campus Account Self Service (CASS) and Intermittent Service Disruption: Financial Management (Agresso), HR/Payroll (Core), IRIS, Library Catalogue (Aleph), TDS suite software on Wednesday July 30th

Please note that on Wednesday, July 30th from 11:00 to 21:00, the following service will be unavailable:

· Exam Processing Services (Academic Web Services for Staff and Students) including access to exam timetables, exam results, past exam papers and PAC.

On Wednesday, July 30th from 13:00 to 21:00, the following service will be unavailable:
 
· Campus Account Self Service (CASS).
 
On Wednesday, July 30th from 13:00 to 21:00, the following services may experience intermittent service disruption:
 
· Financial Management (Agresso)
 
· HR/Payroll (Core)
 
· Student Records (Quercus)
 
· Careers & Placement (Student Placement Self Service & Student Placement Administration)
 
· Library catalogue service (Aleph)
 
· IRIS
 
· TDS suite software
 
This downtime is to facilitate an Oracle infrastructure upgrade. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 eMail servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).

Library Catalogue Maintenance

Access to some Library services will be interrupted on Wednesday 30th July from  13:00 -21:00 to facilitate an Oracle Grid upgrade on the University’s Oracle production servers. 
 
  • Access to the catalogue will be as normal, but real-time item location information will be impaired for a time.
  • No self-check facility for borrowing of items will be available
  • Books may be returned via the book sorter
  • Booking of Group study rooms will not be possible
  • Placing of Hold requests will not be possible
  • No online renewal or online fines payment facilities will be available.
If you have any queries about this maintenance activity, please contact the Service Desk  servicedesk@nuigalway.ie 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Improve Your Writing Skills

 
The AWC us running a short summer camp for students who would like to improve their writing skills ahead of next year.
We will focus on the writing process, grammar, and composition skills.

The camp will run on

5-8 August 2014
11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm 

at the the e Nursing and Midwifery PC Suite in the James Hardiman Library

Book your place  here:

http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-awc-summer-camp-a-four-day-free-course-in-academic-writing-tickets-5177461928?aff=eorg

If you have any questions please email irina.ruppo@nuigalway.ie



See the stars?

No, it is not a subtle (and incorrectly spelt) reference to this week’s equine activities in Galway, but rather a nod to the exquisite woodcuts in this edition of Dante Alighieri’s La comedia (Venice : Francesco Marcolini, 1544). Three full-page woodcuts mark the beginning of each book of the Divina commedia, with smaller woodcuts dispersed throughout, such as this delightful detail from canto 23 of Paradiso: 

Detail from: Paradiso, canto 23

Whilst the woodcuts are unsigned, it has been suggested that the item’s printer Francesco Marcolini may have been the artist. A contemporary and friend of Titian (approximately 1488-1576), he was himself an accomplished artist.
Inferno, canto 23

If you would like to view/ consult this 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

Library search improvements to our online catalogue

As mentioned in our previous blog post we have been working on upgrading the search features of our online catalogue. This upgrade is now live and can be accessed by searching our online catalogue via the library website. If you have any queries, or if you want to learn about some of the new features, please don't hesitate to contact us: library@nuigalway.ie

Friday, 25 July 2014

PsycTHERAPY trial now available


 
PsycTHERAPY now on trial
A database of streaming psychotherapy demonstration videos; users may create playlists, clips, search transcripts of videos, and more.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Creative Collision from the Beginning - The Galway (International) Arts Festival Archive

At the half-way point in this year's Galway International Arts Festival, it is a good time to catch a breath after what has been such a packed week of the festival. This year being the first 'International' Galway Arts Festival (though of course it always was International!) it is a good opportunity to open up the archive of the Galway Arts Festival and look back at some of the hits and big events from over the years.

We are proud to hold the archive of the Galway Arts Festival here at the James Hardiman Library. It is a rich resource of history, great memories, major names and acts from all spectrum of the Arts and a record of just how the Arts Festival has grown and developed over the years, where today it stands as one of the great international arts festivals.

Here we open up some of the archives to see just how strong the programming was from its early years in the 1980s. Theatre names such as Druid of course stand out, along with Footsbarn Theatre Company and also a version ofWaiting for Godot by Jim Sheridan . Literary names are full of heavy-hitters like John McGahern, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kilroy and Paul Durcan to name a few. Art exhibitions from Robert Ballagh, Brian Boske, Patricia Burke-Brogan and others filled the visual art programme. Music from Padraig O'Carra, De Dannan, Doloros Keane, again to just but a few, were among the musical acts.

We hope you enjoy just a few highlights from the Galway Arts Festival Archive. The Archive catalogue can be viewed in full here and any queries please be in touch! Email - library@nuigalway.ie










Noise Alert - Floor 1, JHL - Due to construction of new Group Study Room Facilities

Unfortunately there will be some noise disruption on the western side of floor 1 of the James Hardiman Library in the vicinity of the PC Suite over the next few weeks due to building works.   

 

This work is necessary to facilitate the construction of new Group Study Room facilities.  

 

In order to avoid any impact on your work you are advised to study elsewhere on floor 1 or on an alternative floor.  For those using the PC Suite area please note the availability of additional PC Suites on floor 2 and in the basement of the Nursing & Midwifery Library Extension. 

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.