Thursday, 7 June 2018

Access to the Library Reading List System Now Restored

The Library Reading List System is now available again. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Collection Development

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Problems Accessing Library Resources

Update: 18:00 Wednesday

Access to the Library system, eBooks and resources from off-campus has been restored. 

We apologies for the inconvenience caused during this outage, the issue was a hardware issue and was out of our control.


Due to server issues, we're currently experiencing difficulties while accessing resources from off-campus. Access over campus wifi may also be affected, as will access to various ebooks whether on campus or off-campus.

ISS have been notified and are investigating the problem.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Taylor & Francis Platform - Off-Campus Access *Restored*

Update Mon 28th 13:00
Access to Taylor & Francis has been restored. You may need to clear out your cache and cookies from your browser if you're still encountering problems.

Off-campus access to the Taylor & Francis platform may be problematic for some users at the moment due to IP address difficulties.

We have contacted the vendor about the problem, and access will hopefully be restored soon. On-campus access should remain unaffected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause our users.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Database trial ends 11 June - International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013

The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 charts the history of the 20th century from luxury travel and opulent entertainment, to international conflicts, the spread of American culture abroad and globalisation.

The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 features the complete archive of the International Herald Tribune from its origins as the European Edition of The New York Herald and later the European Edition of the New York Herald Tribune. The archive ends with the last issue of the International Herald Tribune before its relaunch as the International New York Times.

Access to this database trial is available until Monday 11 June 2018 from the database trials page.
Your feedback on this trial is welcome, please complete the feedback form.

Collection Development

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Resolved - Network Problems - Saturday May 12th

With many thanks to our colleagues in ISS, the problem with off campus login to library resources is now resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.


There are currently problems with the network which are affecting access to services. If you are off-campus or on campus wifi, these problems will be widespread.

ISS have been notified of the disruptions to services.
We apologise for this inconvenience, especially to those students who are in the middle of exams.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Login to Library Services Unavailable - Service Restored

Login to Library Services Unavailable - Service Restored

As of 17:00 login to the Library site and associated services has been restored. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this outage. 

Unfortunately the login facility for logging into library services is currently unavailable.  You can still access library online resources if you are on campus, however off campus access is unavailable for the time being.  

We would like to apologise for this outage at what we know is a stressful time for students.  We have alerted ISS and hope that the service can be restored as quickly as possible.

Sunday 29th April 16:30pm 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Have a MyiLibrary ebook account? Then read this...

On Wednesday April 25th, the contents of the MyiLibrary ebook platform with migrate over to the Ebook Central ebook platform.

All our MyiLibrary ebooks will be accessible via Ebook Central from then on. If you have any links saved that point to a book on MyiLibrary, they'll still work for while, but we recommend you use the Library Catalogue so you can access the title on the new platform with no problems.

Most importantly, MyiLibrary bookshelves will not be migrated. So if you have a bookshelf created on MyiLibrary, it would be worth printing it out. You can then create a new bookshelf on Ebook Central and populate it with the listing.

Also, if you used the bookmarking and highlighting features on MyiLibrary you will lose those indications in their ebooks after the title migration. However, notes can be preserved using these instructions.

Friday, 13 April 2018

The Bancroft Library’s Irish American holdings, public lecture by Theresa Salazar

John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway, is delighted to invite you to a public lecture by:
Theresa Salazar, Curator of the Western Americana Collection at The Bancroft Library, at the University of California, Berkeley
Title: The Bancroft Library’s Irish American holdings
Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Time: 16:00 - 16:45, followed by an informal reception
Venue:  Room G010 Hardiman Research Building, NUIG
Theresa Salazar lecture will be about the Michael O’Shaughnessy archive and other collections of Irish interest at the Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. The Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy Papers represent one of the most heavily used collections at The Bancroft Library. The Library also has small, but rich, clutches of material related to Ireland's great writers, along with documentation of the contributions of many Irish Americans to the history of California. Ms. Salazar will touch on these holdings along with a more focused presentation on O'Shaughnessy, San Francisco's renowned City Engineer.
Biography: Theresa Salazar is Curator of the Western Americana Collection at The Bancroft Library, at the University of California, Berkeley, a position she has held for the last 19 years. She oversees one of the largest collections documenting the American West from the colonial period to the present. The documentation of the history of California is the most extensive, including many important archival collections on San Francisco and the Bay Area and the Environmental Movement

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Learning Analytics: understand learning and support the learner

Learning Analytics: understand learning and support the learner
Mathieu d'Aquin lecture, Wednesday 2nd May 1300-1400
G011 Hardiman Research Building
In this presentation, organised by the University’s Research Data Working Group,  Mathieu d'Aquin will explore the growing area of learning analytics: the application of data analytics approaches to data from learning activities.
The presentation will look at typical applications, for example, to identify students at risk and find ways to support them better.
Mathieu will also describe more complex examples from the AFEL (Analytics for Everyday Learning) EU project, which looks at personal learning analytics for online, self-directed learning. 
Biography: Mathieu d'Aquin is Professor of Informatics and Data Analytics and Vice-Director at the NUI Galway Data Science Institute, and PI at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
He has worked on many approaches to the intelligent management of data and knowledge in distributed, complex and heterogeneous contexts, including applications in smart cities, research data management, personal data management and technology-enhanced learning.
He is currently coordinating the AFEL (Analytics for Everyday Learning) Horizon 2020 project ( 
Sandwich lunch provided - please book here

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

[Update - Access Restored] Access to E-Resources Currently Down

Update 12:15pm
Access to resources has been restored. Thanks for your patience.

April 11th 11:00am

Due to a problem with the Edugate service, access to databases, e-journals and e-books is currently being severely affected. Connections over campus wifi or from off-campus will not work for resources.

ISS have been notified about the issue and are currently investigating.