The WiFi service (NUIGWiFi and Eduroam) is
subject to disruption between 08:00 and 10:00 on Monday, the 31st of March. This
downtime is required to facilitate essential maintenance of the wireless system.
Elsevier will re-index 8 million articles - dating back to
1970 - in order to add cited references for pre-1996 content; this improvement
will first become evident in Scopus in the fourth quarter of 2014 and finish in
Covering all major publishers and scientific fields of
study, the project will increase the depth of Scopus' scholarly content while
enhancing your ability to use Scopus for long-term evaluation and trend
analysis. Moreover, author profiles and h-index counts of researchers
who published articles prior to 1996 will be more complete.
To stay up-to-date about the program progress and other
Scopus news visit Scopus' blog and follow Scopus on Twitter @Scopus.
Here at the Archives of the Hardiman Library we are spoiled with the richness of our theatre collections. As the raw materials for study and research of theatre and performance in Ireland as well as Irish theatre abroad, these collections preserve and make accessible the stories, people, places, decisions and great works which have graced theatres all over Ireland and internationally.
The Hardiman Library is a hub for theatre research through collections such as the Druid Theatre, Thomas Kilroy archives, Lyric theatre Belfast Archive, Siobhan McKenna archive, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe and many others.
The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive is leading the way in technology and theatre archives as the largest theatre digitisation project in the world is underway on campus here at NUI Galway, preserving and making accessible the records of Ireland's National Theatre.
To celebrate World Theatre Day we have produced a short video using digitised material from our Shields Family Archive. Focused mainly on the Abbey theatre actor, director and stage manager, Arthur Shields, the collection is a wonderful insight into the life and career of Shields, who was a participant in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin and had a long career on the Abbey stage, as well as overseeing the demanding Abbey tours to America in the 1930s. To view any of the images (and more) from the Shields archive you can view a stills exhibition here.
It is just one of our many theatre collections here at the Hardiman Library and we hope you enjoy the video and World Theatre Day!
Why not take time out this week to visit the
fabulous new Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building
and view Ptolemy’s mathematical and astrological treatise on the paths of the
stars and planets Megales suntaxeos
(Basle, 1538). Printed by Johann Walder, this was the
first edition of the work in its original Greek.
It is dedicated by Simon
Grynäus, professor of Greek at the University of Basle and theologian of the
Protestant Reformation, to King Henry VIII.
If you would like to
view/ consult this item, please submit an online request or contact the staff
of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget - the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is open until 9pm this evening (Tuesday) and every Tuesday.
Special Collections material include a wealth of rare and antiquarian books from the 15th Century up to present day as well as extensive collections of maps, newspapers (local and national), theses and other collections
Archival collections range in date from the 15th Century and cover a wide array of disciplines from local history (Galway Town Commissioners) landed estate collections detailing land and land ownership, local politics, local economy from across the West of Ireland, an array of theatre archives such as the Druid Theatre Archive, Thomas Kilroy Archive, Siobhan McKenna Papers, Galway Arts Festival and Taibhdhearc na Gailimhe archive; literary archives such as John McGahern Collection; Political, Human Rights and Northern Ireland papers such as Brendan Duddy, Ruairi O'Bradaigh and Prof. Kevin Boyle papers among many others.
Our new facilities and reading room allow you the space to consult these rare and original items in alignment with leading digital projects such as the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive - now available at the Reading Room.
Do get in touch and call by to find our more abut the services and collections as well as to use one of the most unique and engaging study areas on campus. All students are welcome. The Reading Room is located at the rear corridor of the ground floor of the Hardiman building of the new extension to the Hardiman Library. We hope to see you!