Friday, 24 April 2015

Microfilm/Microfiche: Demonstration -






Event Description:
Demo of the NEW ScanPro 3000 Microfiche/Microfilm machines
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 new and improved features 
Come along for a professional demo by the Supplier
Please book you place to avoid disappointment
Additional session can be arranged if requested

Venue
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.





Thursday, 23 April 2015

Extreme travel


The reality of ‘extreme’ travel, in this case Arctic exploration, is brought home by the vivid images illustrating L'expédition du Tegetthoff : voyage de découvertes aux 80e-83e degrés de latitude nord by Julius Payer (1842-1915), an Austro-Hungarian mountaineer and cartographer, and discoverer of Franz Josef Land.

Breaking the ice
Recommended travel gear.

 
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
A spotlight exhibition can also be viewed on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of April.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Using SFX To Find Fulltext Content - Training Tonight 22nd 19:30

Event Description:
This session will show you how to use the Library's SFX service to find fulltext of articles; it will also show you some other SFX services such as finding other articles relevant to your searching.

Topics covered will be
  • how SFX works
  • where the SFX button can be found
  • bX Recommnder Service
  • reporting questions / problems

Location: Library Training Room 19:30

No need to book, just drop in.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The AWC will stay open until 24 April

This is our last week until October 2015.
Please call over if you would like to get some advice on your writing or just to say hello. 
The opening hours are, as always,  Monday - Friday (incl.) 11-1 and Monday -Thursday (incl.) 6-9.
Hope to see you there.
 

New realms

Written at the height of Canada’s rail construction era, this work documents a gruelling cross-country expedition by George Munro Grant (1835-1902) in the company of chief engineer Sir Sandford Fleming (1827-1915) to chart the route of a new railway to open up the west to settlement.

Ocean to ocean (London : Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1873)

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
A spotlight exhibition can also be viewed on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of April.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Using SFX To Find Fulltext Content - Training Tonight 17th 19:30

Event Description:
This session will show you how to use the Library's SFX service to find fulltext of articles; it will also show you some other SFX services such as finding other articles relevant to your searching.

Topics covered will be
  • how SFX works
  • where the SFX button can be found
  • bX Recommnder Service
  • reporting questions / problems

Location: Library Training Room 19:30

No need to book, just drop in.

EBSCO Resources - Access Restored - Friday 17th


* Update 18:00 - access to EBSCO resource has been restored.
Apologies again if you were affected by the outage. *

We are currently experiencing problems accessing our EBSCO databases. These range from very slow loading times to no access at all. 
We have notified the EBSCO support teams, and we hope to have access restored as soon as possible.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The pull of celebrity

Born in Co. Kildare, the notorious pickpocket George Barrington (1755-1804) was described by the London Chronicle as “the genteelest thief ever remembered at the Old Bailey”. Following his conviction in 1790, he was transported to Botany Bay. His authorship of this account of the colony has, however, been disputed and it was likely that Barrington’s continuing popularity prompted publishers to append his celebrity status to the publication in order to boost sales back in Britain.

An account of a voyage to New South Wales. (London : M. Jones and Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1810)

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
A spotlight exhibition can also be viewed on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of April.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Lunchtime lecture

Do join us today in the company of Prof. Dan Carey of the Moore Institute to look at a small selection of travel writing in Special Collections during an era of political and social observation, personal refinement and advancing natural history.
All are welcome to the G011 Seminar Room in the Hardiman Building on at 1pm.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New Eurostat Statistical Tool






This infographic shows Irish gross
 debt as a percentage of GDP since 2002

Eurostat, the EU’s statistical arm, has created an online interactive infographic providing an overview of eight main economic indicators across all the EU and/or Euro member countries.

The broad economic indicators are:

  • unemployment
  • inflation
  • industrial production
  • government deficit/surplus
  • government debt
  • labour cost
  • GDP
  • GDP per inhabitant

Eurostat has produced a number of tools and databases providing free access to a range of fascinating statistics. Take some time to check out the website.