Friday, 30 November 2012

ScienceDirect & Scopus Downtime December 1st




A product update for ScienceDirect & Scopus is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, and will extend full internet browser coverage to include Google Chrome and Safari. 
During this scheduled maintenance, there may be minor disruptions to some ScienceDirect and Scopus functionality.

For more details about the changes, please check the SciVerse blog.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Extended Opening Hours

The Library is extending its opening hours as follows to facilitate those doing exams on the week beginning 17 Dec:


Date Day Opening Hours Service Hours
Dec. 14 Fri 8.30-17.30 8.30-17.30
Dec. 15 Sat 8.30-17.30 8.30-13.00
Dec. 16 Sun 8.30-17.30
Dec. 17 Mon 8.30-22.00 08.30-22.00
Dec. 18-21 Tues 8.30-17.30 8.30-17.30

Christmas/New Year Closing

Saturday 22 December 2012 to Wednesday 2nd January 2013 (Inclusive)                           

Presentation of Éamon de Buitléar Archive to NUI Galway



Éamon de Buitléar, distinguished wildlife filmmaker, traditional musician, author and former Senator has donated his archive to NUI Galway. 

The archive relates to the life and work of Éamon de Búitléar, consisting of film, audiotape, photographs, correspondence, files and audiovisual equipment, and includes some material relating to his father, An Coirnéal Éamon de Buitléar. A series of 29 interviews totalling 18 hours, recently recorded with Éamon, contextualises the archive and is included in it.

NUI Galway will digitise, catalogue, preserve and enable access to the archive through a partnership between Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge and the James Hardiman Library. The archive of Éamon de Buitléar will be a rich source for students and researchers in the areas of film- making, natural history, traditional music and the Irish language. These are all subjects of importance at NUI Galway and the University will make the digital archive available for exploitation by academic and lay audiences, particularly in Gaeltacht areas.
For further information, please see:

An exhibition of material from the archive will be on display in the foyer of the James Hardiman Library from Thursday 29 November onwards.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Current Exhibition: Music for Galway Archive

Our current foyer exhibition is a display of material from the Music for Galway Archive. This is to mark the cataloguing of the collection.

The archive offers researchers a unique insight into the establishment and growth of one the West's premier music groups while documenting the creative and administrative processes of Music for Galway's numerous achievements.

The archive ranges in date from 1981 to 2011 and includes numerous series of original records documenting the Irish and international acts that played to audiences across Galway and the West of Ireland. The archive traces the relationship between Music for Galway and National University of Ireland, Galway, as the group found a home for concerts and their grand piano at the Aula Maxima on the University's campus.

The archive consists of nineteen boxes of records comprising of a comprehensive record of Music for Galway's legacy. The archive includes records of productions including posters, flyers, invitations, programs and press releases; numerous black and white and also colour photographs of Music for Galway committee members and also of musicians and concerts, financial records, details of membership and rates, correspondence between Music for Galway and various musicians and groups, Music for Galway Newsletters and press cuttings of news and coverage of concerts and events.

The exhibition is open to the public and runs until 28 Nov.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

EndNote Training - College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

There will be an introductory training session on 'Managing References Using EndNote (for Windows)' held for taught postgraduate and undergraduate students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies as follows:

Time: 1100-1300
Date: Monday 26 November
Venue: Nursing Library PC Suite (access via Main Library).

If you wish to attend this session please register via the link below:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4453231736/eorg#

Further information regarding EndNote: http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/support/training/usefulguides/guidetomanagingyourreferences/endnote/



Additional Study Spaces from 1st Dec


Sat. 1st Dec. – Tues. 18th Dec. 
Saturday 1st Dec – Tuesday 18th Dec         O’Flaherty,  Larmor, Darcy Thompson
Monday 3rd Dec – Tuesday 18th Dec          Dillon, Tyndall
Saturday 8th Dec – Tuesday18th Dec          AC203 and AC204
Saturday 1st Dec – Sunday 2nd Dec             Cairnes, McMunn & Dillon and AC213, AC214,     AC215 and AC216
Sunday 9th Dec & Sunday 16th Dec            AC213, AC214, AC215 and AC216
Saturday 1st Dec – Sunday 2nd Dec            AC201, AC203 and AC204
Friday 7th Dec – Monday 10th Dec              Kirwan
Friday 14th Dec – Tuesday 18th Dec            Kirwan
Tuesday 4th Dec – Thursday 6th Dec           McMunn
Saturday 8th Dec – Sunday 9th Dec             McMunn
Tuesday 11th Dec – Thursday 13th Dec       McMunn

Marathon Men




Congratulations to Peadar Nugent and Brian Bredin, pictured above, on completion of the Dublin City Marathon.
This was the final instalment of Brian’s “Briathlon” in aid of Croí– on 6th May he cycled to Limerick , followed by the Limerick Marathon; on 2nd September he completed Ironman 70.3  and finally he cycled to Dublin in atrocious conditions and ran the Dublin City Marathon in 4 hours 26 minutes. If you’d like to support Brian raise money for Croí you can donate here– www.mycharity.ie/event/briathlon
Peadar has run the Dublin City Marathon every year since it’s inauguration, and this year finished third in his age group.
Massive respect and congratulations to both from all Library staff.
 
Marathon Men
Congratulations to Peadar Nugent and Brian Bredin, pictured above, on completion of the Dublin City Marathon.
This was the final instalment of Brian’s “Briathlon” in aid of Croí– on 6th May he cycled to Limerick , followed by the Limerick Marathon; on 2nd September he completed Ironman 70.3  and finally he cycled to Dublin in atrocious conditions and ran the Dublin City Marathon in 4 hours 26 minutes. If you’d like to support Brian raise money for Croí you can donate here– www.mycharity.ie/event/briathlon
Peadar has run the Dublin City Marathon every year since it’s inauguration, and this year finished third in his age group.
Massive respect and congratulations to both from all the Library staff.