Monday, 26 April 2010

[*edit*] - Find E-Journal & SFX Up and Running

EDIT - Services have been resumed, apologies again for the inconvenience caused.

Our Find E-Journal and our SFX linking services are currently down while we undertake some essential maintenance.

We hope to have services up and running in the next few hours. Apologies for any inconvenience.




Saturday, 24 April 2010

Eyewitness: Ireland through the lens of Colman Doyle


The James Hardiman Library is hosting an exhibition of more than 80 photographs by Colman Doyle. The exhibition, on loan from the National Library of Ireland, displays a selection from almost 25,000 images by Colman held by the National Library.

Colman was probably Ireland's first documentary style photographer, with his portraits of political leaders and literary figures, as well as for his photographs of ordinary people throughout Ireland. As a sports photographer, he acquired a huge reputation for his action shots of GAA matches and horse races.

The exhibition, located on the ground floor of the Library, includes portraits of politicians such as Charles J Haughey and Eamon de Valera, and visiting dignitaries including John F Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco. There are fascinating vignettes of Irish life from the 1950s to the 1990s. Colman recorded daily life in Northern Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s, a period during which he photographed behind-the-scenes images of political meetings and street violence.

Also featured in the exhibition will be a film, first shown on TG4 in 2006, that follows Colman as he returns to photograph West Kerry, reconnecting with his earliest work as a press photographer.

The exhibition will remain open until 25 June 2010.

Friday, 23 April 2010

The Illustrated London News Historical Archive - trial now available

A trial of The Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003 database is now available until 21 May.

Please complete the database trial feedback form if this resource is of interest to you.

Note that this trial is accessible on campus only.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Final Year Students - Clear your Library Account

A new University policy affecting final year students has come into operation this year. Before the end of your course or degree, you must return all Library books and other materials. Also, you must pay off all outstanding Library fines. If you fail to comply, sanctions will be imposed: your final year results will be withheld and you will not be allowed to graduate. It is the responsibility of each final year student to check your Library account before you depart the University.

Reading Room open until1.30am

The Library Basement Reading Room will be open until 1.30am from Monday 19 April (Monday to Sunday). As a safety measure, swipe card access has been put in place. To gain access to the Reading Room after 23:00, you must use your student ID card. To have your ID card activated, please take it to the Security Office in Distillery Road. There is a telephone outside the Reading Room, if you need to contact the Security Office for any reason.

Monday, 12 April 2010

e-Knowledge access Restored

e-Knowledge access Restored


We're currently experiencing some problems with our e-Knowledge service.

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!