Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
The Dictionary of Irish Biography is held at 920.0415 DIC in the General Reference Collection in the Library.
Access to the online version may be available shortly.
Friday, 27 November 2009
As the world’s oldest science academy, The Royal Society are looking forward to celebrating their 350th anniversary and to mark this special occasion they are making their digital archive containing more than 65,000 articles free to access from 23 Nov 2009 to 28 Feb 2010.
The development of the digital archive means that the Society's online collection now contains every paper ever published in the Royal Society's journals - from the very first peer-reviewed paper in Philosophical Transactions - to the most recent interdisciplinary article in Interface.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Come to the library training room on the ground floor any day from Monday to Thursday at 11.30 or 15.00 to learn how to use the library’s E-knowledge system to find the resources you need.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Through e-Knowledge, the Library provides access to a wide range of print and electronic information resources from a single point. The Library catalogue has become much more intuitive and flexible to use, since it employs an Amazon-type interface. A search for books can be transferred seamlessly to a search for journal articles or NUI Galway research publications.
Find out more about e-Knowledge. Visit the Library foyer on Wednesday 4 November between 2pm and 4pm. Library staff will be on hand to demonstrate all the new features of e-Knowledge.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
To order an ILL, select the ‘Inter Library Loans’ quick link from the library homepage (as before), and enter your CASS username and Password (this is the same as your email username and password).
Fill in the required fields in the relevant order form. It will no longer be necessary to print a copyright statement and sign it- simply tick a box on the screen to agree to the copyright terms.
Once your request is submitted it will be possible to monitor and manage your request through your main library account. Electronic delivery of articles and all messages from Inter Library Loans will now go to your contact details as they are on your main Library account.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
QRcodes are handy barcodes you can scan with a smartphone. We've started to use them experimentally in the library catalogue. We hope they'll save your fingers inputting lengthy URL's when you want to bring up a book-location map or ARAN repository PDF in your smartphone. Bring the map with you as you locate the book! Read the PDF on the bus. While they are used extensively in Japan for advertising purposes, we think this is their first application in a library catalogue. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
This archive provides fulltext access to The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003).
Access is available via 'e-resources A-Z' on e-Knowledge at http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/
See further information at:
Friday, 2 October 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world.
Access is available via 'Find e-Resource' in e-Knowledge on:
http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/ and also from the e-link on the library catalogue record.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
This e-resource contains digital facsimiles of original manuscripts from 15 major libraries written or compiled by women during the 16th and 17th centuries. It is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University.
Access is available via e-Knowledge on http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/
Friday, 21 August 2009
Enter e-Knowledge 2.0, NUI Galway's new Library catalogue based on the Primo system from Exlibris. e-Knowledge 2.0 uses a whole panoply of recent advances in search engine technology and brings them to bear on our physical and virtual collections. As librarians, we have listened to our users, when they asked why they cannot search books and journals at the same time. We have selected a system incorporating the best elements of Web 2.0 to create a streamlined user experience. e-Knowledge 2.0 also comes with many embedding options and facilities for exploiting web services.
This new catalogue is now a single point of discovery for all resources: books, electronic journals and databases, including NUI Galway originated research papers.
In order to leverage the NUI Galway scholarly-community's input, and further assist retrieval precision and augment bibliographic description, we now provide facilities for user contributed semantic tagging, and user contributed book reviews.
Head of Organisational Development & Performance
T 091 492497 EXT 2497
Features of this issue include
- Our evolving Library catalogue
- ARAN update
- Improve your chances of funding
- STM- measuring success
- 1911 Census for Galway now online
Monday, 10 August 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Research Support Librarian (STM) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
*Boost your research profile with ResearcherID*
ThomsonReuters, who publish Web of Science, have attempted to solve this with ResearcherID, which gives users a unique identification number – a number of NUI Galway researchers have done this already. When you register, you can quickly populate your profile with a list of your publications from a Web of Science search or from your EndNote account. If you have articles listed in Web of science, ResearcherID will automatically generate your citation metrics, including your h-index, the number of times you’ve been cited and a graph showing your citations year by year. You can make this public and include the link in funding proposals or on your webpage.
Fact Sheet (PDF)
E-tutorial: Create a profile (7:54 video tutorial)
E-tutorial: Promote your Research (7:34 video tutorial)
For more information on this or other researcher profiling services please contact Rosarie Coughlan, Research Support Librarian - for Science, Technology & Medicine. Email: email@example.com, tel ext: 5697.
Research Support Librarian (STM)
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
An exhibition has been brought together by Special Collections & Archives to commemorate the 60th anniversary (12 July 1949) of the death of Dr. Douglas Hyde, writer and first president of Ireland.
The exhibition, situated in the foyer of the James Hardiman Library, includes copies of Dr. Hyde's writings in both Irish and English and items from the de hÍde archival collection. These include a manuscript (LS de hÍde 9), taken from his collection of manuscripts which date from the 18th to the 20th centuries and which were bequeathed to the library on his death. Letters, personal photographs and a slideshow portray Hyde's eventful life as a writer, scholar and promoter of the Irish language.
The exhibition will be on view until Saturday 5 September 2009.
Photograph: © National Library of Ireland
Thursday, 16 July 2009
The new 600m2 extension incorportes the following facilities and services:
21 person fully equipped Training Room which also doubles as a PC Suite when not in use for training
2 bookable Group Study Rooms with LCD Screens, PCs and White Boards
5 person PC Suite
112 Study Places – both formal and informal
Dedicated support via a Nursing & Midwifery Information Assistant and Nursing & Midwifery Librarian
Self Check – Borrowing and Returns
Photocopying and Printing services
Friday, 10 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council.
These top global journals were selected for addition using the European Science Foundation’s European Reference Index for Humanities (ERIH). This is the first time that many of the ERIH titles will be available through a global citation database.
ERIH was conceived as a tool to improve access to and assessment of Humanities research in Europe, initially by identifying and categorising good research journals in 15 fields of the Humanities. These lists will be revised at the end of 2009, then updated after longer intervals. In the longer term, it is intended that ERIH will be extended to include book-form publications, which are important publication mediums in Humanities research.
The list of journals added to Scopus contains many prestigious titles, such as Mind (Oxford University Press), Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (Cambridge University Press) and Modern Philology (University of Chicago Press). More than 1,000 publishers from around the world stand behind the expanded A&H content, including Project MUSE: a-not-for-profit full text platform of prestigious and current journals. Project MUSE has enabled Scopus to cover more titles with international relevance as well as broaden its coverage of local-language journals that represent the essence of A&H research.
Like the existing titles in Scopus, the new journals contain cited references that make previously unavailable bibliometrics data accessible. This information will now help A&H scholars more efficiently assess and measure research sources and output, as well as illustrate the broader influence of journal articles published. In addition, Scopus allows tracking of citations belonging to scholarly books – via the MORE tab.
The A&H content is included in the Social Sciences subject area on the Basic Search page. Alternatively, you can limit a search to this subject area in Advanced Search using the search string SUBJAREA(arts)
Scopus is available to NUIG staff and students via E-Knowledge
[The information contained in this post was adapted from information from Elsevier].
Monday, 22 June 2009
The ARAN -(Access to Research at NUI Galway) team are happy to announce the addition of Michael Madden of the College of Engineering and Informatics as ARAN’s new Featured Researcher. Michael established and leads the Machine Learning & Data Mining Group in NUI Galway. His research work is inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional, and focuses on the development of new machine learning methods, Bayesian, SVMs, and others, and their application to scientific, medical and other domains, and includes contributions ranging from theoretical algorithms to practical real-world applications. Click here to find out more and view Michael’s scholarly communications in ARAN.
If you are interested in depositing material in ARAN or becoming a featured researcher please don’t hesitate to contact the ARAN team.
To access ARAN click here.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Access the trial from this link
We would be very interested in hearing the extent of interest in this addition to ECCO so please take time to complete the feedback form after checking out the resource.
Trial expires 1st May
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
They range in titles from Potatoes not Prozac to The academic career handbook.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Are you interested in a career in Librarianship, and are applying for Library School?
Most Library schools have a requirement for in-service training, pre-Library school work experience, or placement as part of their Library and Information Studies Programmes. As a CONUL member Library, and in support of the profession, the James Hardiman Library have committed to accepting one student who has been accepted for a place in an Irish or UK Library School.
Our Staff Development Group has worked on a placement programme to ensure that students benefit to the maximum from their time with us, gaining experience in each of our major divisions, and at the same time making a meaningful contribution to the work of the Library.
Timing: We have a preference for placements during the summer vacation. Minimum duration is six weeks full-time attendance.
Archives students – these normally seek post course completion experience for 3-4 weeks – requests for such will be considered separately and are more easily accommodated.
Remuneration: No payments will be made but costs of any visits to other libraries as part of the programme will be borne by the library.
Accommodation: While we can’t offer any accommodation, we will be as helpful as possible to students seeking accommodation, and will put students in touch with the University Accommodations Office and local sources of advertised accommodation / letting agents.
Programme Content will be generic and students will spend time in all Library Divisions. If aptitude is very strong in one area, the programme can be developed to concentrate on this with opportunities for familiarisation in other areas. A report will be required from the student at the end of the session with a particular focus on the value of the placement to the student.
Making an application:
Applications will be considered by the Library senior management team, and CVs should be submitted in the first instance to Niamh Connolly, Librarian's Office, James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:091-492540 by Friday 26th February.