Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Photocopiers out of order

Tuesday evening 31st January 2012: All photocopying machines are down in the library this evening and we are unable to offer printing or copying services until further notice. This has been logged with ISS and Patrons may use the photocopying machine in the library browsing room and cards may be purchased for €3.00 near the door into the Librarian's office on the ground floor: please ask the desk service for further details.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Assistive Technology- Exhibition and Demos

On Wednesday 8th Feb there will be an interactive event highlighting technologies to enhance student  independence.
Áras na Mac Léinn

This event is designed to raise awareness of the various types of Assistive Technology used to support students in education. The event will be of particular interest to students with disabilities, their families, teachers, special needs assistants, and supporting professionals. 
For further information contact Brid McGann 091-492744/ 091-492813  or email brid.mcgann@nuigalway.ie 

Exhibitors – Wednesday 8th February,  11am to 3pm,  Áras na Mac Léinn, NUIG

Ash Technologies Ltd. http://www.ashlowvision.com
Ash Technologies is 100% Irish owned manufacture and design company based in Naas Co. Kildare. Ash Technologies is a specialist video technology company dedicated to enhancing the vision and lifestyle of its customers through unique and innovative video technologies solutions. Products include OPTi Verso, Eclipse Scholar, Liberty Solo and Quicklook. email: frank@ashlowvision.com Tel: 045 882212

EdTech Software  http://edtech.ie/EdTech Software  http://edtech.ie/
EdTech Software is a leading Irish supplier of assistive technology software and hardware, including the Livescribe Smartpen.  Key software products include: TextHELP Read and Write Gold, Claro Read and Kurzweil (Scan & read), Inspiration and MindManager ( Mind Mapping), Lexia (Phonics Based literacy), Dragon Naturally Speaking (Speech to Text).  Edtech also supplies Ginger (Dyslexic Spell Checker), JAWS ( Screen Reader), Audionotetaker (Audio based note-taking) and Zoomtext (Screen Magnifier).

Iansyst Ltd is the UK’s largest Assistive Technology Specialist and the top distributor of popular Assistive .Technology software.  Iansyst offer students and educational organisations over 25 years experience of matching technology to needs and can provide training and support on all the products sold.  The Company has comprehensive knowledge of disabilities and the effect they have on people’s lives and work to provide best-of-breed solutions. Iansyst supply many Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and are building relationships with local suppliers to provide even easier access to products.

National Council for the Blind of Ireland http://www.ncbi.ie NCBI is a not for profit charitable organization which provides support and services to people experiencing sight loss. NCBI also provide a range of services to public and private organisations to make sure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired.

Screenway Ltd. http://www.screenway.ie
Computer sales and services company. Multi-platform Value Added Re-Seller specialising in Apple sales and systems integration. Innovative hardware and software solutions plus support services to the Design, Graphics, Print, Multimedia, Corporate, Medical, SME and educational markets.  Screenway is a local IT specialist and partner in technology and a creative solutions provider, Galway’s Leading Authorised Apple Supplier and Repair Centre.   MacBook, iMac, iPad, etc.
Texthelp Systems Ltdhttp://www.texthelp.com
Texthelp Systems Ltd is a limited company registered in Belfast,N. Ireland.  Texthelp develop and design products to enable children and adults with dyslexia and learning difficulties to learn to read, write, study and communicate with ease and independence. Their products include Texthelp Read and Write, Fluency Tutor, BrowseAloud, Lexiflow and SpeechStream.

Demonstration Schedule – Wednesday 8th February 2012


Stands -

Room 207,
“The View”


Room 208
Meeting Room 1

Room 209
Meeting Room 2


Texthelp Read and Write Gold –
(Texthelp Systems Ltd.)

Audio Notetaker  & Echo Smartpen



Dragon – Voice Recognition Software
(Brid, NUIG)

Magnifiers,  Scanners, CCTV

(Ash Technologies Ltd.) 


NUIG students – AT in use at NUIG

Audio Notetaker & Echo Smartpen



Texthelp Read and Write Gold
(Texthelp Systems Ltd.)

Apple technology – Accessibility , iPad, etc.
(Maria,  NUIG Student)


Dragon – Voice Recognition Software
(Brid, NUIG)


(Elaine, AIT)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) database now available via the JHL

The library has a new subscription to The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) database.  The database provides full text access to Irish and International (ISO) standards.  It can be accessed via a title search of the library catalogue or through a search of databases by title on the library homepage.  If you are off-campus you must be logged in to the library to access full-text of standards.  Please contact Fiona Quinlan the subject librarian for the College of Engineering and Informatics if you have any queries about accessing or using this database.  

Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Academic Writing Centre has just re-openedAll students are very welcome. Last term, over two hundred students availed of the free sessions on essay writing.

Please also note that we are currently running a writing competition. The deadline has been extended to February 10. The topics and guidelines are on our website. The prize is 100 euro all4one voucher.
Please feel free to contact writingcentre@nuigalway.ie or irinaruppo@gmail.com with any queries about the Centre.

Friday, 6 January 2012

ConTempo Quartet Concert - Library Foyer - Wednesday 18th January at 1pm

Galway Ensemble-in-Residence will be performing in the Library Foyer on Wednesday 18th January at 1pm

Take a break and come along to enjoy the music of Janáček, Sibelius, Mozart and Phillip Glass.

All Welcome

Library Reading Room - Extension to Opening Hours

Library Reading Room

Extended Opening Hours commencing Monday 9th January 2012

07.00 - 01.30

7 Days per Week