Friday, 31 May 2013

Increasing the allowed number of renewals


Having looked at our loan usage patterns we are increasing the number of times you can renew a book loan from 3 to 5 times as long as no other user has requested the book. This change will take effect from 1st June , 2013.
 
Additional information on renewing books is available here

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Drama Online - trial ends soon

A trial of Drama Online (beta version) is available until Wednesday 29 May. For further information about Drama Online click here.

To access this trial click here

Please complete the feedback form available from the trial link above if this resource is of interest to you.



Peace Process Database

Peace Process: Layers of Meaning is a hybrid project involving collaboration between Queen Mary, University of London, Trinity College Dublin and Dundalk Institute of Technology. The project has three main elements: the collection and storage of one hundred heritage interviews of the recollections and views of key figures in the Peace Process; the imparting of interview skills to students, teachers and community members in the border area; and the development of an online directory of all extant interviews relating to the Peace Process (LOMOND).

The LOMOND directory is intended as a select but authoritative archive, maintained regularly and available on-line, providing an essential research tool for students across the educational spectrum. In the manner of a decades-long time-lapse camera, it will permit users to access an instructive and suggestive record of changes in thinking, in public styles and statements, in sets of possibilities, in pressures experienced and insights gained or rejected. This adds a dynamic and human dimension (in the sense of fallibility) that would otherwise largely perish, to the impoverishment of understanding. In concept and design it is intended to draw attention to the many layers of peacemaking and conflict.

LOMOND is available at: http://www.peaceprocesshistory.org/lomond

There is also a link to this resource from the library catalogue and 'Find Databases' on http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/






Friday, 17 May 2013

University Press Scholarship Online - trial now available

A trial of University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) is now available.

UPSO offers 11,000+ titles available in 25 subject areas from Oxford and 10 other leading university presses. It brings together the best scholarly publishing from around the world. Aggregating monograph content from leading university presses, UPSO offers an unparalleled research tool, making disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Research that previously would have required a user to jump between a variety of books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through the UPSO search engine.

To access this trial click here

Please complete the feedback form available from the link above if this resource is of interest to you.











Monday, 13 May 2013

Library Summer Opening Hours

20 May - 7 July
and
19 August - 1 September

Monday - Friday            08.30-17.30
Saturday/Sunday           Closed


8 July - 18 August

Monday - Thursday       08.30-22.00
Friday                             08.30-17.30
Saturday                         10.00-17.00
Sunday                           Closed
August Bank Holiday (Mon. 5th Aug.): 10.00-17.00

Library closed:
June Bank Holiday (Mon. 3rd June)

Library closing at 19.30
Wednesday 31st July, Thursday 1st August

Microfiche Training- MicroForm Room




The supplier will be providing two training sessions on Thursday 31st of October in the MicroForm Room on:

Please book your place in advance.

Event Description:



Some features:
  • Simplified, step-by-step loading
  • On Screen instructions
  • Searchability
  • High-Resolution Images
  • No messing with lenses- on screen control
  • and many more easy to use features

Friday, 10 May 2013

ARTS - Introduction to EndNote X5 (for Windows)

There will be a training session on Introduction to EndNote X5 (for Windows) held on Thursday 23 May.

This training session is open to teaching staff, taught postgraduates and undergraduates in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies.

Registration is required.

For further details and to register for this training session please click here

Friday, 3 May 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Hours



The Library's Opening Hours this bank holiday weekend are as follows:


Saturday, May 4th          08.30 - 17.30

Sunday, May 5th            10.00 - 17.30 

Monday, May 6th           08.30 - 22.00  (Study Facilities Only)



  The Reading Room will remain open from 07.00 to 01.30  every day over the weekend.