Saturday, 27 February 2010

ARAN is currently unavailable.

The ARAN Institutional Repository is currently offline due to a system error. We hope to have this service restored as soon as possible.

Friday, 26 February 2010

ARAN Server downtime

The ARAN Institutional Repository is currently offline. We expect it to be available on Monday March 1st by 17:00 hrs. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Market research - how to find the information you need

Topic: Market research - how to find the information you need
Time: 1400-1500
Date: 23rd February 2010
Venue: Library Training Room
Trainer: Trish Finnan, Subject Librarian (Business and Economics)
Email: trish.finnan@nuigalway.ie

This training session will guide you through library resources for market research. It is a 'drop-in' session ie., no booking required.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

19th Century E-Resources 18 February

As part of the LARK information schedule we will be presenting an information session on a variety of E-Resources for literary and historical research on the 19th Century. Venue is the Library Training Room at 12noon on Thursday 18 February.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Hate Assignments?

Meet your Subject Librarian and discover how they can help you find quality information quickly. Subject Librarians and other members of the subject support teams will be available in the Library Foyer from 22 to 24 February, between 11am and 3pm:

Monday 22 February: Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
Tuesday 23 February: Science, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Wednesday 24 February: Law and Business

They will be very pleased to help with any aspects of your work, especially if you want to find better ways to research your assignments.

New archival collection of anatomical drawings


The latest item to be made available to researchers through the archives service is a medical manuscript from the mid-nineteenth century. Entitled an Atlas of Anatomical Drawings to illustrate the work of Wilson, Carpenter and others … (Dublin, 1859), the work consists of 28 plates of drawings of anatomy, with hand-written notes on each plate. The item is listed under A41, and is available for consultation at the Special Collections Reading Room. The item was donated by Prof. Seán and Mrs. Frances Lavelle to the Library, and will be a welcome addition to a number of collections dealing with teaching in Irish universities in the later nineteenth century.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

SFX - * Access Restored *

*** Access has now been restored to SFX. Apologies once again for the inconvenience ***




We're currently experiencing some problems with our SFX service.

This means that Find E-Journal, and some other SFX linking services are being affected at the moment.
We're working hard to fix the problem, and we'll restore services as soon as possible.

Apologies for the inconvenience, please bear with us!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Updated Literature Search Guide now available


An updated version of the Library publication "Your Literature Search: a step by step guide" is available to download.
This guide is aimed at anyone beginning a research task and will help you quickly get to grips with the process and research tools available.
This is an e-only publication in pdf format. To read and download please click on the following link: Your Literature Search

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Reminder: Demonstrations of the Library's scanning equipment

Come along to a demonstration of the James Hardiman Library's scanning equipment which will take place in the Library Digitization Centre on the top floor of the Library at 12:00 on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February.

The Library Digitization Service is available to staff and postgraduate students wishing to digitize material to support research, teaching or publication.

The Library Digitization Centre houses three high spec scanners:

1) A Kirtas 1200 book scanner which can scan a bound volume at a rate of over 600 pages per hour, using a an automatic page turning mechanism.

2) A Bookeye 3 A1 scanner which can scan large format material such as newspapers and maps. This scanner is also suitable for scanning loose material, for example archival collections.

3) A Nikon Coolscan 500 slide and film scanner which can be used to scan 35mm negatives and slides.

All three scanners can output high quality images in a range of formats including jpeg, tiff and PDF. The library digitization centre can also provide post processing services for scanned material including high quality OCR (Optical Character Recognition).

Demonstrator: Fergus Fahey, Institutional Repository & Digitization Librarian
email: fergus.fahey@nuigalway.ie
telephone: 091 495961 ; extension: 5961


If you are a member of staff or a postgraduate student and would like to attend one of these demonstrations please confirm your attendance here

Reminder: Cengage/Gale Humanities & Political Science e-Resources training - Tuesday 16th February

Cengage e-Resources training day


Trainer: Chris Houghton, Cengage Product Trainer


Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite accessed via the James Hardiman Library


Date: Tuesday 16th February


Reserve your place at http://jhl.eventbrite.com/

10:00 -11:00
The Making of the Modern World
Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945



11.30-12.30 Historical newspapers:
The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 1985
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection



13:30-14:30
Eighteenth Century Collections Online



14:30-15:30
Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972 Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration
State Papers Online, 1509-1714



Reserve your place on one or all of these sessions at http://jhl.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

ATTENTION: Import problem with EndNote X2 and earlier versions

Thomson Reuters have reported that in many cases, bibliographic records with a
publication date of 2010 or later will not import the year data into EndNote X2 and earlier versions. It is hoped that this issue will be rectified shortly. In the meantime this data will need to be entered manually into your EndNote Record.

Also, for all versions prior to X2, the year must be added manually - see the FAQ
here for more details.

Best Wishes
Rosarie

Rosarie Coughlan
Research Support Librarian - STM

e-Resources for Science - 19th February

Introduction to key e-resources for the College of Science, including how to access full-text journals on and off campus.

Presenter:

Brendan Duffy
(Information Assistant)
email: brendan.duffy@nuigalway.ie
telephone: +353 91 495917
(extension: 5917)

Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite
(change of venue - please call to the Arts/Science Information Office)
Date and Time: Thursday, 11th February 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Book your place online for this training session here.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

e-Resources for Science - Thursday 11th February

Introduction to key e-resources for the College of Science, including how to access full-text journals on and off campus.

Presenter:

Brendan Duffy
(Information Assistant)
email: brendan.duffy@nuigalway.ie
telephone: +353 91 495917
(extension: 5917)

Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite
Date and Time: Thursday, 11th February 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Book your place online for this training session here.

Monday, 8 February 2010

e-Resources for Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Wednesday 10 February

Introduction to key e-Resources for Classics, French, Gaeilge, German, Italian and Spanish

Date
:Wednesday,10th February

Time:1200-1300

Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite

To book a place go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/520736537

Trainer:
Niamh Walsh
Subject Librarian, College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

Thursday, 4 February 2010

e-Resources for Science - Tuesday 9th February

Introduction to key e-resources for the College of Science, including how to access full-text journals on and off campus.

Presenter:

Brendan Duffy
(Information Assistant)
email: brendan.duffy@nuigalway.ie
telephone: +353 91 495917
(extension: 5917)

Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite
Date and Time: Thursday, 11th February 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Book your place online for this training session here.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

e-Resources for Humanities: Thursday 04 February

e-Resources for Humanities

Introduction to key electronic resources for English, History, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Irish Studies, Journalism and Philosophy

Date: Thursday 4th February
Time: 12.00 - 1.00 p.m.
Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite
Booking required. To book go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/520729516

Trainer: Niamh Walsh
Subject Librarian,
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies