Monday, 30 March 2015

Microsoft StudySmart Session Cancelled


 

StudySmart Session Cancelled

Unfortunately this session has been cancelled


3 short free tutorials on how best to use Office for College


 
Date: Monday 30th March 1-2pm
Venue: AC204
Session: 
Take our Word:
Everything you need to create the ultimate assignment & thesis document
Date: Monday 30th March 2-3pm
Venue: AC204
Session:
Pimp my Slides:
The ultimate presentation masterclass in 50 minutes
Date: Monday 30th March 3-4pm
Venue: AC204
Session:
Spreadcheating:
Everything you need to know about Excel, all in one short, free tutorial!
 

ScanPro 3000 - March Training Session - Reminder

Our three ScanPro 3000 microfilm readers have just received a major upgrade -  with new software and better hardware. You can now easily produce scans of Archival Quality in ultra high definition with a massive increase in camera optical resolution – a jump from 6.6 megapixel to 26 megapixels – a four-fold increase!!  And the new software can easily and rapidly produce searchable PDF plus it has tons of useful features. This useful video covers the new ScanPro 3000 features. 
You are invited to attend a Vendor Training Session at 10am on 31st of March.  
Please book you place here




Saturday, 28 March 2015

Library systems back in action ahead of schedule!

The scheduled maintenance work on the Library servers was completed ahead of schedule and all library systems are back working again.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our users.


The Infrastructure Renewal Programme is being undertaken by ISS throughout March and April 2015 to replace our main computing and storage infrastructure. Almost all services will be impacted during this time period. ISS will issue bulletins in advance of any scheduled outages. More information on the IRP is available at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/information-solutions-services/aboutus/news/

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

Friday, 27 March 2015

Performance by the ConTempo String Quartet

Galway Ensemble-in-Residence will perform in the Library Foyer on Tuesday, 31 March at 1.00pm.
The Programme will include string quartets by Joseph Haydn and White Man Sleeps by South African composer, Kevin Volans.
All Welcome!

The AWC will be closed 30 March -13 April

The Academic Writing Centre will be open on Friday, 27 March (11-1).
It will be closed for the Easter break, and re-open on 13 April.
Queries: irina.ruppo@nuigalway.ie

Happy Holidays

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Last chance to see

Our look at works from a selection of the collectors of Irish music ends on March 31st, so this is your last chance to see An cruitire by Owen Lloyd (Eoghan Laoide). Born in Kilkee, Co. Clare, Owen Lloyd (c1854-1929) began his study of the Irish harp at an early age. He went on to influence not only Irish harp design but also the teaching, transmission, performance and publication of Irish harp music. In tandem with this grew a passion for the Irish language, with Laoide becoming an habitual performer at Oireachtas events.


 If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Library Services Unavailable from 19:00 Friday, March 27th to 13:00 Saturday, March 28th

Wednesday, 25th of March, 2015


The following services will be unavailable from 19:00 on Friday, March 27th to 13:00 Saturday, March 28th to facilitate its migration under the Infrastructure Renewal Programme (IRP):

� Library catalogue including search option
� Library website including search option
� Library users accounts
� Real-time information regarding items on loan or their availability
� Self-check facility for borrowing of items
� Booking of Group study rooms
� Placing of Hold requests
� Online book renewal
� Online fines payment facilities
� High Use Books machine
� Access to electronic journals and databases

The Infrastructure Renewal Programme is being undertaken by ISS throughout March and April 2015 to replace our main computing and storage infrastructure. Almost all services will be impacted during this time period. ISS will issue bulletins in advance of any scheduled outages. More information on the IRP is available at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/information-solutions-services/aboutus/news/

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

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Find journal articles for your essays/assignments - 2000-2100, Thursday 26 March

Find journal articles for your essays/assignments training session

2000-2100, Thursday 26 March 2015

Venue: Library Training Room (ground floor, James Hardiman Library)

This training session will cover:
*How to search for peer-reviewed journal articles using 'Including Articles'
*Searching the following library databases to find journal articles for your topic:
-JSTOR
-Project Muse
-Academic Search Complete and cross-searching Ebsco databases

This session will be particularly relevant for Arts UGs but all students are welcome to attend.

To book a place click here.

Presenter: Niamh Walsh, Subject Librarian, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Music of the west of Ireland

Born in London to a Limerick father and a Welsh mother, Eileen Costello (1870-1962) had a deep interest in Irish language and culture which lead to links with the Irish Literary Society, the Irish Texts Society and the London branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. Following a visit to the west of Ireland in 1902, she began to collect music from the area in earnest, an initiative which resulted in Amhráin mhuighe seóla : traditional folk-songs from Galway and Mayo.
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Finding Information For Your Assignments And Essays - Training tonight 25 March 19:30

 Topics covered will be:
  • Finding books and journals
  • Understanding your Reading List
  • Searching for information by topic
  • General database searching using JSTOR, ScienceDirect and Nexis

Venue: James Hardiman Library Training Room
Date: Wednesday 25 March 2015

Time: 19:30
Duration: 1 hour

Feel free to drop in or register here


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

StudySmart Tutorials


 
Students may be interested in the following:

StudySmart
3 short free tutorials on how best to use Office for College

Date: Monday 30th March 1-2pm
Venue: AC204
Session: 
Take our Word:
Everything you need to create the ultimate assignment & thesis document
Date: Monday 30th March 2-3pm
Venue: AC204
Session:
Pimp my Slides:
The ultimate presentation masterclass in 50 minutes
Date: Monday 30th March 3-4pm
Venue: AC204
Session:
Spreadcheating:
Everything you need to know about Excel, all in one short, free tutorial!
Register Now on http://campus.ie/studysmart/tips/msword

This week in Special Collections

We are focusing on the collectors of Irish music and song during the month of March, and on display this week are works from Joseph Cooper Walker (-1810) and Thomas Crofton Croker (1798-1854). Walker’s Historical memoirs of the Irish bards can be viewed as one of the first attempts to trace Irish poetry and music from its origins to the present day, i.e.: 1786, a mighty endeavour for the young academic. It also provides the first comprehensive account of Turlough Carolan (1670-1738). 


Croker’s Historical songs of Ireland contains pieces from both the Catholic and Protestant sides of the revolutionary struggles of the C17th.
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Irish Times Archive - *UPDATE* Access Restored

UPDATE Tuesday March 24th 17:00

Regular access to the Archive has now been restored and is working correctly.
The URL below has been changed back to the regular one, and access via the Library website is as per normal.

Thanks for your patience

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We are currently experiencing problems accessing fulltext content on The Irish Times Archive on ProQuest. Access to fulltext documents has been intermittent over the past couple of days.

ProQuest are aware of this and are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please use the URL below as an alternative route to access The Irish Times Archive. This temporary URL provides uninhibited access.

Apologies for the inconvenience, the Library Catalogue will be updated with the correct links by Wednesday March 25th.




Monday, 23 March 2015

Scheduled Outage: ARAN - Open access repository

In order to accommodate a hardware upgrade, the ARAN system and website will be unavailable as follows -

System: ARAN - http://aran.library.nuigalway.ie
Date: 25th March 2015
Time: 09:00 to 14:00

Regards

Connell Cunningham
Library & IT Service Desk

Friday, 20 March 2015

Henry Stewart Talks Online Collection



Henry Stewart Talks
 

Online Seminars By Leading World Experts

Welcome to Henry Stewart Talks Online Collections  available at the James Hardiman Library

About Henry Stewart Talks

 

Henry Stewart Talks publishes animated audio visual presentations by leading world experts, covering  biomedicine, life sciences, information technology,  marketing, finance, and many more topics.  
           
These are research and continuing professional development briefings at their best.


The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collections at the James Hardiman Library covers  over 1,500 lectures online including:   Biochemistry and Microbiology.  
 

The Information Technology Henry Stewart Talks   covers strategic issues in IT.


You can access these  databases through a search of the Library catalogue @ www.library.nuigalway.ie
    
 





 

 


Thursday, 19 March 2015

AWC Workshop: Success with Sources

Description
This workshop focuses on the responsible and effective use of sources in academic writing. It provides examples and tips for summarising, paraphrasing and quoting sources (and also discusses how to avoid accidental plagiarism). By attending this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of how to use sources effectively and successfully. Students from all disciplines are welcome - science, engineering, humanities etc.

Objective
This workshop aims to teach you how to integrate sources into your academic writing.
Presenter
Sinead Healy (AWC)

Register:
http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/awc-workshop-success-with-sources-tickets-16181882446

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Current Issue Accessing Student Email

ISS has published the following bulletin:

Some students cannot access their student email. ISS are investigating as a matter of priority.

ISS apologise for the inconvenience caused by this issue.

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

 
As a temporary workaround you can use http://portal.microsoftonline.com to access student email.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Irish Official Publications available online



Last year the Oireachtas Library digitised over 80000 publications dealing with all areas of State policy and activity since 1922 and in some cases earlier. These are now completely accessible in fulltext through the L&RS Catalogue provided by the Oireachtas Library and Research Service. A historical collection of 19th century documents has also been created. The Documents Laid collection specifically covers documents that were laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas:

  • Documents relating to matters likely to be the subject of subsequent legislation
  • Documents regarded for other reasons as necessary or of advantage to members of the Dáil/Seanad in connection with the discharge of their duties as such members.
  • This covers Departmental Annual Reports, Expenditure and Statistics, Commission Reports etc.


Just to note that the Library will have many of these Official reports in print. Our Official Publications page has more information about our holdings.
 








 



Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Francis O’Neill (1849-1906)


The dedication of O'Neill's music of Ireland
On display this week in the Special Collections Reading Room is O'Neill's music of Ireland : eighteen hundred and fifty melodies : airs, jigs, reels,hornpipes, long dances, marches, etc. (Chicago : Lyon & Healy, 1903). Francis O’Neill is regarded as one of the foremost collectors of traditional music and song. As chief of police in Chicago, he recruited traditional Irish musicians into the police force and collected tunes widely. His opus is regarded as an important reference work for traditional Irish musicians and music lovers alike.

Our copy was formerly owned by Fr. Michael Ryan, a Tipperary native, whose abiding interest in Irish literature and language led him to organise an Irish music, literary and drama festival in the diocese of Sydney where he served for 50 years.

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

George Petrie (1789-1866)

This month in Special Collections we focus on music, with particular reference to collectors of Irish music and song. On display this week is George Petrie’s The complete collection of Irish music (London : Boosey & Co., 1902-5). A painter and archaeologist, Petrie’s great love of Irish music inspired him to collect and record local music. He assisted Edward Bunting (1773-1843) in his collecting initiative, and went on to found the Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland in 1851.


Dublin-born Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) edited this C20th edition, one of his many endeavours in the world of music.
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Scheduled downtime for the WiFi Service

To facilitate essential maintenance the WiFi service will be unavailable as follows -

Area Affected: Entire NUI Galway Campus
Date / Time: Friday 13th March - 19:00 to 23:00

Area Affected: James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway
Date / Time: From Friday 13th March at 19:00 until Sunday 15th March at 17:30

This downtime will affect both NUIGWiFi and eduroam users.
The wired network service will not be impacted.
If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 Email: servicedesk@nuigalway.ie)
Conor McMahon
Head of Operations
Information Solutions and Services



Thursday, 5 March 2015

Wiley Online Service Disruptions March 7th


There will be scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library at the following date and time:






DATE:

Saturday -  March 7, 2015


TIME:

10:00 am London





DURATION:

up to 3 hours






We apologise for any inconvenienced caused during this period as access to both sites will be disrupted.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact us via the E-Resource Enquiry Form


James Hardiman (1782-1855)

On display in the reading room over the next fortnight is a name which should be familiar to even the most unobservant of visitors to this campus: James Hardiman. Born in Westport, James Hardiman was the first librarian of the newly founded Queen’s College Galway. In 1827, however, following his law studies, he spent a period travelling and collecting the Irish verse and songs, an endeavour which resulted in the comprehensive opus Irish minstrelsy : or, Bardic remains of Ireland (London : Joseph Robins, 1831).
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Wikipedia Editathon: Women in History. An AWC and Wikimedia Community Ireland Event. Learn How to Contribute to Wikipedia Using Library Resources.

To mark the Women’s History Month, the Wikimedia Community Ireland and the Academic Writing Centre at the James Hardiman Library are proud to present an editathon on Women in History.
 The event aims to help turn students into active users and contributors to Wikipedia.  
Participants will be able to hone their editing, writing, and research skills.At the moment, there is a debate whether Wikipedia has a place in third-level education.  Should students feel ashamed when using Wikipedia to check facts or dates of a particular historical event? Should teachers encourage students to read only reputable published sources and to avoid consulting Wikipedia? Or can Wikipedia be a useful teaching and learning tool?
The Galway Women in History editathon will explore these and other questions while working to enrich the available corpus of articles on women in history. 

Registration:http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/wikipedia-editathon-women-in-history-an-awc-and-wikimedia-community-ireland-event-learn-how-to-tickets-15996251218

Edward Bunting (1773-1843)

This month in Special Collections we focus on music, with particular reference to collectors of Irish music and song. On display over the next fortnight is Edward Bunting’s The ancient music of Ireland arranged for the piano forte : to which is prefixed a dissertation on the Irish harp and harpers, including an account of the old melodies of Ireland (Dublin : Hodges and Smith, 1840).
Born in Armagh in 1773, the gifted Bunting was arguably the first great collector of Irish music and song. This collection was originally published in 1796, and includes airs played by the harpists at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792.
 
The timely and 'quick' air "Patrick's Day"

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Irish music collectors

This month in Special Collections we focus on music, with particular reference to collectors of Irish music and song. On display over the next fortnight will be works from O’Neill (pictured), Bunting, Petrie and Hardiman.

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or indeed to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

A spotlight exhibition can also be viewed on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of March.