Wednesday, 30 April 2014

***EndNote X7.1 & EndNote online 3.8.1 update reminder***
 
On 2nd April 2014, Thomson Reuters announced brand new updates to the EndNote X7 desktop and online applications.
New EndNote online 3.8.1 offers additional web capture sources eg: Wikipedia, WorldCat OCLC, and DSpace, and is available to users when they log into their account at www.myendnoteweb.com
New EndNote desktop X7.1 offers combined and smart groups sync capability for both Mac/Win platforms, plus expanded PDF annotation tools, improvements to Find Full Text and PDF import/renaming, plus enhanced quick search for Windows only (these features were already released with X7 for Mac).
X7.1 is a free upgrade to all X7 users, just go to help on the tool bar and check for updates. Any students or staff running older versions who want to use the latest release at home can log in with their academic ID to buy an EndNote X7.1 Personal Licence here: http://edustore.adeptscience.co.uk
 
If you'd like to see some of the new features in action, why not join us (Adept Scientific who provide our EndNote license and technical support) for a 20-minute 'what's new' webinar. If you've got any questions about the update, our software trainer will be available at the end to answer them.
 
WEBINAR: What's new in the X7.1 Update - Windows 10AM Tuesday 6th May 2014 Register now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/450639176
 
WEBINAR: What's new in the X7.1 update - Mac 2.30pm Friday 9th May 2014 Register now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/784210368
 
 

Special Collections item



It has been estimated that one in every ten Icelanders will become published in their lifetime, a staggering and no doubt much-envied fact. They certainly have a history of storytelling. The word ‘saga’ originates from the Old Norse or Icelandic for ‘story’.
One of the most recognisable names in epic Icelandic literature is Snorri Sturluson (1179?-1241). Heimskringla, his lengthy saga of the Old Norse kings, was written in the C13th. The Delargy Collection holds much material on Icelandic literature, including works by Snorri Sturluson, such as this 1777 Copenhagen printing of Heimskringla.


Its ornately tooled binding would suggest the high social standing of its former owner.


If you would like to consult this item, or any item in the Delargy Collection, please submit an online request or contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Mendeley Introductory Training


Michaela Kurschildgen from Elsevier and Lukasz Porwol from DERI /Insight Research Centre will present an introductory training session on Mendeley Reference Management tool on Thursday 1 May 4-5 pm in the Nursing Library pc suite.


Booking link and further details below:




An introduction to Mendeley:  1 May 2014, 16.00-17.00


-       What is Mendeley

-       How Mendeley is used:

Importing documents to your Mendeley library

Organizing your library

Generating citations in Word

Mendeley’s collaboration tool: public and private groups

Mendeley is a free reference management tool and academic social network that can help you organise your research, collaborate with others online and discover the latest publications in your field. Information about how Mendeley can help you and guidance on getting started can be found at:  http://support.mendeley.com/customer/portal/articles/227875-what-is-mendeley-

Scopus & ScienceDirect Training


Michaela Kurschildgen from Elsevier  will present training on Scopus and Science Direct in the pc suite, 2nd floor of Áras Moyola (opposite New Engineering Building) on Friday 2 May. Booking link and further details follow:




9.30 – 11.00: Scopus online demo and hands-on training - Scopus released new interface on February 1*



         What is Scopus

         Content coverage in Scopus

         Document and advanced search

         Analyze results

         Citation overview

         Journal Analyzer and metrics: How find and to compare journals using different metrics like SJR & SNIP

         Altmetric

         Author searching: Author profiles, author evaluator, author profile adjustments, H-index

         Affiliation searching

         Where to find further information and guidance


11.00 – 11.15: Break


11.15 – 11.40 ScienceDirect: Tips & Tricks to get the most from ScienceDirect



*Scopus released new interface on February 1


The Scopus 10th anniversary release went live on February 1. The primary goal of the redesign was to optimize core workflows. This means effort was made to minimize the number of steps a researcher needs to take to accomplish a given task. Specifically, we focused on streamlining our interface to support the most common use cases.

Monday, 28 April 2014

EBSCO databases training

EBSCO databases training will take place as follows:

Date: 20th May 2014
Venue: Nursing Library PC Suite
Trainer: Chris Watchous, Training & amp; Implementation Specialist, EBSCO

Session 1: 1030-1145
EBSCO databases available at NUI Galway that are relevant to Arts, Social Sciences and Health Sciences e.g. Academic Search Complete, ERIC, CINAHL

Session 2: 1215-1330
EBSCO databases available at NUI Galway that are relevant to Business, Economics, Science and Engineering e.g.,
Business Source Complete, EconLit, Omnifile, GreenFile

The following topics will be addressed in both sessions
- Overview of range of relevant EBSCO databases available to NUI Galway
- How best to search the EBSCO platform etc.
- New features
- Indexes and thesauri
- Cited reference searching
- Subject terms vs thesaurus terms
- Searching across all or selected Ebsco databases
- Time for questions        

To book a place follow the links on the Library website to Support,Training and Training Events

or

- Go to http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/support/training/
- Select the link to Training Events

Friday, 25 April 2014

Print Journals Usage Review - we need your help


The Library is currently engaging in a review of subscriptions to various print journals;  we’re looking to ascertain the level of usage for a selection of journals to see if those subscriptions are cost-effective or not.

If you use the print journals located in the library, you may see a sheet like the one below attached to the issue you are browsing. We would greatly appreciate if you would just follow the instructions on the sheet and tick one of the boxes each time you consult that issue for content.


In most cases we are looking at the most recent 12 months or so of a title - so if you are consulting an issue of a title that has no sheet attached, but other issues of that title do have the sheet attached, then you don’t need to do anything.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Important Notice for Users of the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room

Special Collections Reading Room

RESTRICTED SERVICE

Advance Warning

In order to accommodate an event to launch the opening of the Hardiman Research Building, an exhibition showcasing the archives of the Abbey Theatre, it will be necessary to close the room from Wednesday 30 April to Friday 2 May.  A limited service will be offered in the microfilm room, located to the right of the Reading Room on these days.  It is expected that full service will resume in the reading room after the Bank Holiday weekend on Tuesday 6 May.

Seomra na mBailiúcháin Speisialta

SEIRBHÍS SRIANTA

Rabhadh

Béidh orainn an seomra léitheoireachta seo a dhunadh Dé Chéadaoin 30 Aibreán go dtí Dé hAoine 2 Bealtaine.  Béidh seirbhís srianta le fáil sa seomra béal dorais ar na laethanta seo.  Tá súil againn go mbéidh seirbhís iomlán ar siúl arís tar éis an deireadh seachtaine saoire bainc, Dé Máirt, 6 Bealtaine.  


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy Birthday Shakespeare! - 'Macbeth' as Gaeilge and more from the Archives

As the literary world salutes William Shakespeare on his birthday today, these items from the theatre collections of the James Hardiman Library here at NUI Galway show the works of the Bard were never far from the stages of the West.


[James Hardiman Library Archives,
Siobhan McKenna Papers, T20/368]
From 16th to 23rd November 1941 Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, the Irish language theatre based in Galway, staged a production of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Translated by S.L O Suilleabhain and directed by Walter Macken, it had been planned that the Taoiseach, Eamonn de Valera, would have attended the opening night. Established in 1928, An Taibhdhearc had found a new lease of life from 1939 with the appointment of Walter Macken as director, who also took the lead in this play. Macken is one of the best loved writers, novelists and literary drivers from the West and his immense contribution is evident throughout the papers and archives An Taibhdhearc. (Full catalogue here)

Siobhan McKenna had just started her Arts degree in University College Galway and had acted in An Sciursa Bhan by Karl Capek in the previous June and in An tImpire Mac Seoin by Eugene O'Neill in September, but this production of 'The Scottish Play' was her first major role with the theatre. Later, when Siobhan went for auditions in the Abbey in 1945, Ernest Blythe asked her for an impromptu speech in Irish; it was, in fact, one from this role she performed. 
[James Hardiman Library Archives,
Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe Collection, T1/D/76.]
 


[James Hardiman Library Archives,
Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe Collection, T1/D/76.]
McKenna, a fine Shakesperian actor, spent a season at Stratford-on-Avon in 1952. She played a captivating Viola in ‘Twelfth night’, directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie (qv) at the Stratford Festival in Ontario in 1957, and a one-woman Hamlet in the manner of Sarah Bernhardt off Broadway in 1957, which critics panned; but her Lady Macbeth, opposite Jason Robards, at Harvard University in 1959 was of star quality, ‘putting in the greatest mad scene seen in the U.S. since Callas's Lucia di Lamermoor’ (Time).
Extensive records are present in the papers of Siobhan McKenna on her time spent in Stratford-on-Avon and indeed on her personal life and professional career in general. The full catalogue can be seen here.

Rescheduled MICROFICHE/MICROFILM DEMONSTRATION to Thursday 24th of April - Sorry for the inconvenience caused

You are invited to the following event:
MICROFICHE/MICROFILM DEMONSTRATION
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

WiFi Connections in JHL

ISS have made some changes to the Library WiFi configuration, if anyone is continuing to experience WiFi issues within the Library Building please either log a ticket in the Ticketing System – https://servicedesk.nuigalway.ie/ or call to the Library and IT Service in the foyer. Please include the following information when logging a ticket.

• What location are you attempting to connect from (Library 1st, 2nd, ground or nursing Library)
• When did the problem commence
• Can you connect in other areas of the campus
• What operating system do you have on your client (Windows XP, 7 or 8)
• What is the Mac Address of your client 
• Contact phone number

Best of Luck with Your Exams


 
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The Library staff would like to wish you the very best of luck with your exams. 


For those of you who doing your finals we wish you every success in the future. 


Just ask at the Library/IT Service Desk if you need help.

Additional study spaces are available 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

REMINDER: Microfiche/Microfilm demo (Wed 23rd of April)


Come along to the Microfiche/Microfilm demo in the Microfiche/Microfilm area on Wed 23rd of  April, 2014

Event Description:

30 minute Microfiche/Microfilm demo 

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

Location:Microform Room - located on the ground floor of the Main Library. Take a right when you enter the library and it's on the right just after the book returns area.

Book Now

EBSCO databases training

EBSCO databases training will take place as follows:

Date: 20th May 2014
Venue: Nursing Library PC Suite
Trainer: Chris Watchous, Training & Implementation Specialist, EBSCO

Session 1: 1030-1145
EBSCO databases available at NUI Galway that are relevant to Arts, Social Sciences and Health Sciences e.g. Academic Search Complete, ERIC, CINAHL

Session 2: 1215-1330
EBSCO databases available at NUI Galway that are relevant to Business, Economics, Science and Engineering e.g.,
Business Source Complete, EconLit, Omnifile, GreenFile

The following topics will be addressed in both sessions
- Overview of range of relevant EBSCO databases available to NUI Galway
- How best to search the EBSCO platform etc.
- New features
- Indexes and thesauri
- Cited reference searching
- Subject terms vs thesaurus terms
- Searching across all or selected Ebsco databases
- Time for questions        

To book a place follow the links on the Library website to Support >> Training >> Training Events

or

- Go to http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/support/training/
- Select the link to Training Events

Monday, 14 April 2014

Update on Blackboard access issue

 
Update as of 16:00 on Monday 14th April 2014:

Student accounts are re-enabled on Blackboard and some students can see their courses.

Our supplier is continuing to process course enrolments and over the next few hours access will be restored for all impacted students.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to users.


If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 eMail servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).

Special Collections item



Why not take time out from study this week to visit the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building and view Diophantus of Alexandria’s Arithmeticorum libri sex (Toulouse, 1670). Known by many as 'the father of algebra', this is volume six in his Arithmetica series, and it includes the first printed statement of Pierre de Fermat's celebrated last theorem. It was edited by Samuel de Fermat, his son, and our copy bears Samuel’s signature. Our copy also includes the errata leaf which tends to be wanting in many copies.



The James Hardiman Library also holds Pierre de Fermat’s Varia opera mathematica (Toulouse, 1679), which bears the signature of Abigail Barusch Lousada, his C19th biographer.
Both tomes are Jesuit printings.
If you would like to view/ consult either item, please submit an online request or contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.